Deprat, Jacques. The Deprat Affair: Ambition, Revenge and Deceit in French Indo-China

Deprat, Jacques. The Deprat Affair: Ambition, Revenge and Deceit in French Indo-China

Jonathan Cape

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The Deprat Affair: Ambition, Revenge and Deceit in French Indo-China, by Roger Osborne. publ. Jonathan Cape, London, 1999, 1st edition. 244pp. HB, new with dustjacket. Deprat was a rising star in the geological world of the early 20th century whose career was ruined by accusations of ‘planting' European fossils in a SE Asian collection. The story of the alleged fraud, its repercussions and Deprat’s survival are a fascinating story, told by a master story-teller in history of geology world. I couldn’t but the book down.