Speechless iRvelous narration I loved this book andt restored my faith Sinister Sprinkles (Donut Shop Mystery, in the genre historical fiction which had been going down the drain The endings magnificent too sorry I keep thinking of things I must mentionAnd Georges Picuart I ADORE him What happened to Dreyfus Earthly Delights (Corinna Chapman, is a must know butt should have been called the Dreyfus Picuart affair Robert Harris Stranded With The Tempting Stranger isn t an author I have read before but I decided to read this on the recommendation of a family member whose opinions I value I enjoyedt The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde Eddie Chase, immensely Basically thiss a fictionalized re telling of the course of the Dreyfus Affair from the perspective of Col Georges Picuart the Suffer the Children (A Gardiner and Renner Novel Book 4) intelligence officer who originally blew the case open I knew about the Dreyfus Affairn outline before reading this but I knew nothing of the detail As a result this read like a thriller novel to me and a real page turner at that Had Mindhunter it been just a thriller though I would have dismissed the plot asmplausible The rabid anti Semitism of the French General Staff and the depths to which they were willing to sink to cover up their crimes would have seemed unbelievable had I not known this was basically a true story presented as fiction The fact the events portrayed really did happen to Dreyfus and Picuart meant that at times I found this uncomfortable to read such was the level of Flawd injustice they sufferedI suppose thatn writing this the author s job was made easier by the fact that he did not have to Sweet Stallion invent a plot but I think the decision to base the story around Picuart was a good one sincet allowed the novel to build around his The County And The Kingdom investigation whichnitially was Summer Heat! into a case he thought was unconnected and the fact the plots based on real events does not detract from the uality of the writingBravo Picuart In 1898 the French newspaper L Aurore printed an open letter from writer Emile Zola Under the banner headline J accuse Zola accused the government of anti Semitism and the unlawful jailing of French Army officer Alfred Dreyfus The letter caused a huge a uproar as Zola pointed out the serious errors Crushed Ice in the case against Dreyfus who had been packed off to the notorious Devil s Islandn French Guyana and a lack of serious evidence to back up the chargesThe Dreyfus Affair as t became known was a part of European history that had passed me by up to this point But n this dramatisation viewed through the eyes of Georges Picuart the head of a French clandestine Risking It All intelligence unit Harris brings events surrounding this famous miscarriage of justice to life Dreyfus had been found guilty of passing secrets to the Germans but Picuart starts to bel 45 stars There are occasions when losings a victory so long as there Dog Food 2 is a fight Thiss an excellent work of historical fiction based on a real life man of honor and duty French Army officer Georges Picuart and his determination to uncover the truth surrounding the arrest and conviction of Captain Alfred Dreyfus Santa In Montana (Calder Saga in whats considered to be one of the greatest judicial debacles The Moonshiners Daughter in history While France was still stunned by the victory of the Germansn the Franco Prussian war Emmas Orphans in 1870 hostilities distrust and anti Semitism were all heightened within the military and the people of the republic at the time this novel takes place the 1890s As a Jew an officer within the army and a man to be secretly envied due to hisndependent wealth Captain Dreyfus was an easy target to accuse of treason when French secret Saints on Stage intelligence discovered a traitorn their midst Major Georges Picuart was not Fading Echoes (Warriors: Omen of the Stars, immune to the feelings of bitterness and prejudices at the time of Dreyfus s conviction Having personally witnessed Dreyfus s military degradation which was attended by citizens and servicemen alike Picuart was only too glad to put his former student out of his mind once and for all I had no desire to see the condemned man again Only two years earlier he had been a student of minen this very building Now I had nothing to say to him I felt nothing for him I wished he had never been born and I wanted him gone from Paris from France from Europe Picuart even gets a promotion to Colonel following the degradation and conviction and childhood happy hours is assigned to the position of commander of the Statistical Section the secretntelligence branch of the French Army Despite the fact that Picuart does not relish espionage something he considers dirty work he resigns himself to his new post and devotes himself to his new responsibilities When Picuart unearths a spy n their midst he will begin to meticulously probe nto the details of the Dreyfus case himself When a series of mistakes and subseuent cover ups are revealed Picuart s forced to choose between his reputation and career or the pursuit of justice In this pursuit Picuart learns that he will not have the support of the army and he too will fall under suspicion as his loyalties to the army are tested The thing s I have no wish to destroy my career Twenty four years Given Time it has taken me to get this far Yet my career will be pointless to me will lose the very elements of honour and pride that maket worth havingAn Officer and a Spy The Book of Lamentations is an extremely riveting account of the Dreyfus affair ast came to be known the people Guide Through the Old Testament involvedncluding those that will cover their tracks at all costs and those that will seek justice no matter the price and the eventual reveal of the entire truth as discovered by Picuart I was completely engaged The Best-Case Scenario Handbook in this book and couldn t read fast enough once I reached the halfway mark Not thatt was dull The Last Days of the Romanovs in the first half not by any means We are just provided with the background of the case and the details surrounding the trial before the action so to speak begins All oft was very The Fate of the Romanovs interesting Its appalling to think of the punishment meted out to Dreyfus following his conviction that of solitary confinement at the penal colony on Devil s Island The lengths that even
The Highest Ranking Officers Will Follow To highest ranking officers will follow to a man and to protect their own reputations Miss Julia Takes Over (Miss Julia, is shocking to say the least The anti Semitism depicted during this period seems a premonition of the evil times to come during the reign of Hitler andt shows just how such a horrendous event as the Holocaust could eventually come to fruition However you will find that there are those that will stand up and do
the right thing For that we can be grateful as our faith n right thing For that we can be grateful as our faith n can be restored thanks to ndividuals such as these I highly recommend this book to those that relish superb historical fiction to those that relish superb historical fiction well as those that enjoy spy thrillers and mysterie. Ant to pursue t Despite official warnings Picuart persists and soon the officer and the spy are Exterminating Angel in the same predicamentNarrated by Picuart An Officer and a Spys a compelling recreation of a scandal that became the most famous miscarriage of justice Culture and Customs of Norway in history Compelling too are the echoes for our modern world anntelligence agency gone rogue justice corrupted The Billionaires Secretive Enchantress (The Berutelli Escape, in the name of national security a newspaper witch hunt of a persecuted minority and the age oldnstinct of those n power to cover up their crimes.
Robert Harris ´ 3 downloadI heard the whip crack twice The driver shouted a command The wagon accelerated free of the mob turned left and disappearedAn A Private Midnight instant later the order was given for the parade to march past The stamp of boots seemed to shake the ground Bugles were blown Drums beat time As the band struck up Sambre et Meuset started to snow I felt a great sense of release I believe we all did Spontaneously we turned to one another and shook hands It was as f a healthy body had purged tself of something foul and pestilential and now life could begin anew pp 12 13Both papers have the degradation I loved this audiobook One of the best historical fiction spy thrillers I ve read The Mission of Mooney Rooney in a long timeHighly recommend5 out of 5 stars Incredible Just brilliantI would not hesitate to call An Officer and a Spy a masterpiece My love for history spies and conspiracies have without a doubt placed this bookn my favorites shelf It was so gripping and I was so engrossed that I lost track of time forgot that I d planned to go for my jog and ended up emotional eating a bag of chips The Road to There insteadA retelling of the Dreyfus affair I wouldn t recommend clicking on the linkf you don t want this book to be spoiled for you but Templars in America if you aren t worried about that then this scandals Used (Getting Inside of V, incrediblynteresting a conspiracy within the French Ministry of War that led to the most famous miscarriage of justice Inside a Barn in the Country in history when Alfred Dreyfus was wrongfully convicted of being a German spyn 1894 and exiled for life to Devil s Island An Officer and a Spy s told from the perspective of an army officer Major Georges Picuart who was a part of the team of officers that submitted documents proving Dreyfus s guilt In January 1895 Dreyfus was publicly humiliated at his military degradation and then deported to serve his sentence Due to Georges Picuart s dedication during the above affair he was promoted to the position of Colonel and made commander of the Statistical Section of the Ministry of War that dealt with military ntelligence Having always been convinced of Dreyfus s guilt when new evidence came to light Picuart was forced to revisit the case and Athena investigate the so called proof that convicted Dreyfusn the first place Doubts began to form Tales from the Toolbox in his mind and when he finally stumbled upon the truth he was tasked with the difficult responsibility of convincing the army of the French Republic to admit they had made a mistake Robert Harris s narrative skills are brilliant I admit that the fact thatt was a true story and the scandal was an nteresting one played a major role n me enjoying this as much as I did but t would not have been possible f Det ordnar sig it hadn t been for Harris s talent as a writer He has managed to put forthmmensely complicated and chronologically confusing events The Admiral in the simplest and mostntriguing way possible Dreyfus s The Homunculus imprisonment Picuart s plight and their subseuent hardship have been depicted with such raw emotion I foundt painful to read keeping Basic BASIC (Hayden computer programming series) in mind that these characters were actual people and their heartbreaking struggle was real I became attached to the characters I celebrated every victory and mourned every loss along with Picuart I felt like I was there throught all The back cover of the book calls the Dreyfus affair an epic scandal that continues to resonate today Socialist Construction and Marxist Theory its a sad commentary on the state of affairs of a government which valued political The Succubus image over justice It has been a while since I ve felt such strong emotions for a book andt almost seems to me that every book I read after
this one The Bitchy Waiter: Tales, Tips Trials from a Life in Food Service is going be dulln comparison So of course HIGHLY RECOMMENDED There sone s going to dull Rosettas Dress Mess (Tales of Pixie Hollow, in comparison So of course HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Theres such thing as a secret not really not Shadowtech (Shadowrun, 7110) by Karl Wu (1993-01-09) in the modern world not with photography and telegraphy and railways and newspaper presses The old days of annner circle of like minded souls communicating with parchment and uill pens are gone Sooner or later most things will be revealed Captain Alfred Dreyfus s mugshotGeorges Picuart was as convinced of Captain Alfred Dreyfus s guilt as anyone else How to Build and Detail Model Railroad Scenes, Vol. 2 in 1894 In fact for thenvaluable service he provided during the affair he becomes the youngest Lieutenant Colonel Archetype (Archetype, in the French military Hes also promoted to head the Intelligence department not the most prestigious appointment given that spying was considered rather unseemly rather ungentlemanly The air warms up and very soon Paris starts to reek of shit The stench rises out of the sewers and settles over the city like a putrid gas In the newspapers the experts are unanimous that t sn t as bad as the original great stink of 1880 It The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) ismpossible to stand on one s balcony complains Le Figaro mpossible to sit on the terrace of one of the busy joyful cafes that are the pride of our boulevards without thinking that one must be downwind from some uncouth nvisible giant The smell Driven (Full Throttle, infiltrates one s hair and clothes and settlesn one s nostrils even on one s tongue so that everything tastes of corruption Such Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine is the atmosphere on the day I take charge of the Statistical Section Major Esterhazy His headn profile s flattish and tapers like a vulture s to a great beak of a nose His moustache s large and swept back His eyes are round and protuberant not natural but crazy like glass balls pressed My Dead Pets Are Interesting into the skull of a skeletonn a medical school The stench becomes all consuming when Picuart sees a photocopy of the famous Bordereau Letter that was so pivotal Heat It Up (Out of Uniform, in the conviction of Dreyfus The problems Picuart recognizes the handwriting an almost exact match to a Major Ferdinand Esterhazy A man he suspects of trying to sell secrets to the Germans In the course of convicting Dreyfus several handwriting experts were consulting until finally they found one that said that Dreyfus was the probable author of the letter You might be downwind of that uncouth Giant yourself about right now The famous Bordereau Letter that ncriminated Dreyfus but should have exonerated him The original copy of the letter mysteriously disappeared n the 1940sSo what Guys Like Girls Who . . . is this really all about The evidence against Dreyfuss built on such a tissue of lies that O Mistério do Lago (Inspetor Erlendur, its mpossible to believe that any reasonable person could have found him guilty Did I happen to mention that Dreyfus was Jewish This all really begins back n 1870 when Germany started a unification program Two regions Alsace and Moselle were annexed by the Germans The result of this German aggression Tristes trópicos is the Franco Prussian War that was disastrous for the French They are soundly defeated despite having a large standing army and a jump start. From the bestselling author of FATHERLAND a gripping historical thrillern which the hunter becomes the hunted They lied to protect the countryHe told the truth to save Pax Indica it January 1895 On a freezing morningn the heart of Paris an army officer Georges Picuart witnesses a convicted spy Captain Alfred Dreyfus being publicly humiliated A Modest Independence (Parish Orphans of Devon, in front of twenty thousand spectators baying ‘Death to the Jew’The officers rewarded with promotion Picuart The Broken Sword (Forever King, is made the French army’s youngest colonel and putn comman. ,
On mobilization The Germans moved uickly had a better understanding of the current technologies and how to best deploy them Büyücü ve Cam Küre (Kara Kule, in war Their troops to the surprise of the French turned out to be better trained and were lead by competent commanders This defeat leads to a time of zealous nationalism and riding alongn the sidecar right along with nationalism The Witches of Eastwick (Eastwick is a rise of antisemitism When word spreads that theres a spy Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry Study Guide in the French armyt only makes sense that Gospođa (Suzana it must be a Jew Dreyfus as a rabbit about to be stewedDown with the Jews Death to the Jews The anger of the populations boiling misplaced though EGGcellent Joke Book it may be they are convinced that the Jewsn some way some mystical fashion contributed to the defeat Stealing Midnight (Beneath the Veil, in 1870 As Picuart continues tonvestigate Esterhazy finding and evidence that he The Poison Squad is a much better candidate to be the German spy than Dreyfust becomes apparent that his commanding officers a covey of white haired generals are not Dragons Oath (Northbane Shifters, interestedn reopening the Dreyfus case Picuart Theres No Place Like D-Wing isnexplicably reassigned to a unit Hatch Bright! in Tunisia The Siberia of French outposts Georges Picuartn his Tunisian UniformFinally after months of Heaven (Heaven Sent, idleness with no word on when he can return to Paris he reuests a weeks leave and returns to Paris to turn over all hisnformation to his lawyer who then takes that Monster, Vol. 3: The Perfect Edition information to the man ofmpeccable character who also Before reading this book I d had a vague dea of a so called Dreyfuss affair After reading t I was full of respect for Dreyfuss who showed stamina during the trial and even for his ability to survive his Dancing With The Devil isolation Robert Harris did a wonderful job Like many people I am aware of the Dreyfus affair that took placen France Tell Me Everything in the late 19th century but my knowledge was mostly peripheral I knew that Alfred Dreyfus was a French soldier who was accused of spying on France for the Germans I was born and raised Jewish sot was also part of my heritage to recognize the persecuted Jews of the past Harris s novel awakened my understanding of the political and social climate of that period Parental Guidance (Ice Knights, in history andnformed me of how this colossal miscarriage of justice was authorized permitted concocted And the blatant antisemitism of the time sanctioned the demonization of DreyfusI am an avid novel reader and historical milestonesevents stick better Die Zeit, die uns bleibt ift The Complete Adventures of the Borrowers is chronicledn a novel where I can engage with the characters and narrative structure Harris s book both edified and entertained me on the Alfred Dreyfus affair It alternated between reflective and dramatic action as the author constructed a suspenseful spy story that also happened to be credible He states Claiming Cullen in the Author s Note that he used hismagination to dramatize some events The Castlemaine Murders (Phryne Fisher, invent personal details and cut out some figures entirely However he remained faithful to the truthGeorges Picuart the principal character and narrators a Major who served at the cole Militaire as a professor of topography Dreyfus had been his student a few years back After he attends Dreyfus s degradation ceremony stripping of his military honor the Major receives a promotion to Colonel at 40 he would be the youngest and directed to command the Statistical Section espionage Espionage Titanium Mike Saves the Day is grubby work he thinks Everything I have seen of the Dreyfus case has reinforced that view Itsn t what I joined the army to do However as a patriot and devoted army officer he has no choice but to accept Early on we learn that Pacuart played a minor role n Dreyfus s apprehension but Harris teases the facts out gradually providing an air of mystery that heightens as the story progresses As Pacuart uncovers sinister lies and conspiracies related to the Dreyfus case he begins to keep his own counsel "And Demonstrates What An Adept Spy He " demonstrates what an adept spy he s The fallout from that threatens his career and possibly his lifeOne of the most San Angelo Showdown (Blood Bond, intriguing charactersn this story If Looks Could Kill is Dreyfus himself As described by Harrisnability to observe social cues poor eye contact Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse idiosyncrasies lack of facial expression andmpaired social communication he would likely be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder The Italian Kitten Meets The Russian Wolf (Giovanni Family, if he livedn contemporary times This Isabel (Families of Dorset is not statedn the book autism s professional specialty and I recognize the traits Is this relevant Possibly so t made him unsavory to the French public beyond his Jewishness He failed to elicit their sympathyThis Jesus is my first Harris book It took me a few chapters to engage hesn t literary his prose From the Highest Mountain is plain spoken and sometimes just plain However his pacings excellent and the structure Enchanted Heart is measured and tight Ultimately the prose works and nuances deepen It s a subdued nail biter by a superb storyteller Who should read this book All who love spy novels All who love mysteries and thrillers All who arenterested n the Dreyfus affair All who are nterested Of Grave Concern (An Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery, inssues concerning anti Semitism All who enjoy GOOD historical fiction All who would enjoy a book set Darkness Avenged (Guardians of Eternity, in Parisn the 1890s All Bound in Lingerie (Bare Naked Designs, interestedn mile Zola or his essay J accuse All who want books that deliver historical facts Red Wine Technology in an engaging manner All who need a book that focuses on people that are willing to place themselvesn danger for a cause they believe Its Hotter In Hawaii (Men of Hawaii in Keepn mind that Georges Picuart was a real person and of course Dreyfus and Emile Zola and Picuart wanted justice to achieve justice he was willing to put himself Cataclysm in danger sacrifice his own career and even life How many people do that This books an anti depressant when you are you are feeling down and outand for those of you who love audiobooks with excellent narration David Rintoul s reading Ultima Rumba En La Habana is simply superb Thecing on the cake You do not have to meet all the criteria above any one of the criteria above Return To Me is sufficient reason to choose this book Do you hear my enthusiasm I absolutely loved this book I have a new hero Georges Picuart What an amazing man The topic of the books Le Collectionneur interesting The author turns historical figuresnto people you feel empathy for The author presents historical facts and never are they dry He starts the book with a brief explanation of what Snapped 2 is fact and what fiction He draws the feel of Parisn the 1890s And of course there are love affairs soir es the gas lights and the ever present stench of the sewage rats and filth It s all here To top t all off David Rintoul speaks French as the French do the names the streets the buildings the suares Men AND women his Diana Ross intonations are perfect for both You have never heard his narrations Thats another reason to choose this audiobook simply to hear the ma. D of ‘the Statistical Section’ – the shadowy A Killers Touch intelligence unit that tracked down DreyfusThe spy meanwhiles given a punishment of medieval cruelty s shipped off to a lifetime of solitary confinement on Devil’s Island Dreyfus s forbidden to speak to anyone even his guards and his case seems closed for everBut gradually Picuart comes to believe there s something rotten at the heart of the Statistical Section When he discovers another German spy operating on French soil his superiors are oddly reluct.