Captain Dreyfus Author:Nicholas Halasz To this generation the Dreyfus Affair appears as a morally play of sinister grandeur. It's scene was in France at the end of the 19th century, it's impassioned audience was the civilized world. It was a clear cut miscarriage of justice, and and although the real criminal was discovered and denounced relatively soon after the innocent man had bee... more »n condemned, twelve years went by before Captain Dreyfus was formally cleared of all charges.
In those 12 years France , blinded by prjudice, suspicion and fear, passionately resisted truth and justice and obstinately identified the national interest with falsehood and injustice. Not one percent of France's population can be said to have been immune from this mass hysteria. A few hundred thousand people refused to join the chorus of hatred, and a handful of heroes, led by Zola and Clemenceau, organized a resistance to it.
This book is the most complete account. In English of a sensational and dramatic cas which is still ringing a danger alarm in the ears of civilized men. ( Quoted from the book flap)« less