Books by Ruth Harris

Released: July 1, 2010

"A contextually comprehensive study of the battle for France's soul and the figures radically politicized by the debate."
A patient reexamination of the Dreyfus Affair, revealing the "unusually intense process of emotional mobilization" involved on both sides. Read full book review >
LOURDES by Ruth Harris
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"An interesting revisionist interpretation that, unfortunately, promises more than it delivers: Harris does an excellent job of knocking down the assumptions of the 19th-century positivists but doesn—t build much in their stead. (70 b&w illus.)"
An exhaustive history of the most famous shrine in the Catholic world, carefully researched and skillfully narrated by Oxford historian Harris (Murders and Madness, not reviewed), who sees Lourdes as a stumbling block to 19th-century positivism. Read full book review >