Review of ‘An Officer an a Spy’ by Robert Harris


┬áRobert Harris, An Officer and a Spy (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014). Hardback / Kindle In 1894, the French Army arrested, indicted, court martialed, convicted, and sent into penal exile Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a French Jew, for selling military secrets to the Germans. Due to problems with the evidence against him, Dreyfus was retried in 1899 but once again found guilty. Only in 1906, before the Supreme Court of Appeals, was Dreyfus exonerated, restored to the Army at the rank of lieutenant colonel, and declared a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. He had proclaimed his innocence through his … Continue reading Review of ‘An Officer an a Spy’ by Robert Harris