An Intimate Journal of the Dreyfus Case Author:Maurice Paleologue An Intimate Journal is an extraordinary document - a tense, urgently immediate account of one of the gravest and most suspenseful scandals in modern history. — In 1942, Maurice Paleologue, eminent French diplomat and man of letters, delivered a manuscript to his publishers with the proviso that it not be published until four years after his de... more »ath.
Suppressed until 1955 - this startling day by day account is by the man who actually lived the Dreyfus story for six years as liaison officer between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Army.
M. Paleologue had access to all the secret documents - was on intimate terms with the President of the Republic, with top diplomats and high-ranking Army Intelligence officers, with key Dreyfusards and anti-Dreyfusards.
From the moment the "momorandum" is discovered in a wastebasket of the German Embassy, through Paleologue's slowly developing suspicions about the "evidence" of Col. Henry and the manipulations of the mysterious General "X", to his dramatic appearance on the stand as a chief witness for the Foreign Office, the excitement builds to an almost unendurable pitch.
An Intimate Journal is that rare combination, a document of significant historical value, and a masterpiece of suspense.« less