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Paperback:An officer and a spy:2014 An officer and a spy
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Author: Harris
Publication year: 2014
Media class: Paperback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Arrow Books
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Paris, January 1895. Army officer Georges Picquart witnesses a convicted spy, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, being humiliated in front of 20,000 spectators baying 'Death to the Jew!' The officer is promoted and put in command of shadowy intelligence unit, the Statistical Section. The spy is shipped off to a lifetime of solitary confinement on Devil's Island and his case seems closed forever. But gradually Picquart comes to believe there is something rotten at the heart of the Statistical Section.

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Review by Milebush Book Group A classic example of 'faction' as a genre, this account of the Dreyfus affair in the form of a novel is a gripping read from the outset, if slow initially because of the layering of essential, tension-building detail. Even though the outcome of the affair is well known historically, the book held the group's interest throughout. It is extraordinarily well researched and that only a year elapsed between initial idea and publication is impressive. The book brings fin- de-siecle Paris to life almost as a character and the depictions of the French military and spying worlds are vivid. There are resonances with current issues of Anti-Semitism as well as of institutional cover-ups and the problems faced by whistle-blowers, though the book itself is rooted in a specific period more than 100 years ago. The group recommends it highly: 4+/5
02/06/16
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Hardback:An officer and a spy:2013
Author: Harris, Robert
Year 2013
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Caterham U3A reading group, marks: 9/10 -- This novel is based on the notorious "Dreyfus Case" when
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Hardback:The fear index:2011
Author: Harris, Robert
Year 2011
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Reading Group review - Overall much liked. Technical in content but well explained. A good book club
02/08/17
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Paperback:Lustrum:2016
Author: Harris, Robert
Year 2016
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Paperback:Conclave:[2017]
Author: Harris, Robert
Year [2017]
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Paperback:Munich:[2018]
Author: Harris, Robert
Year [2018]
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