The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count Of Monte Cristo by Tom ReissThe Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count Of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count Of Monte Cristo

byTom Reiss

Hardcover | September 18, 2012

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WINNER OF THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY

General Alex Dumas is a man almost unknown today, yet his story is strikingly familiarbecause his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used his larger-than-life feats as inspiration for such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

But, hidden behind General Dumas''s swashbuckling adventures was an even more incredible secret: he was the son of a black slavewho rose higher in the white world than any man of his race would before our own time. Born in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), Alex Dumas made his way to Paris, where he rose to command armies at the height of the Revolutionuntil he met an implacable enemy he could not defeat.

The Black Count is simultaneously a riveting adventure story, a lushly textured evocation of 18th-century France, and a window into the modern world’s first multi-racial society. TIME magazine called The Black Count "one of those quintessentially human stories of strength and courage that sheds light on the historical moment that made it possible." But it is also a heartbreaking story of the enduring bonds of love between a father and son.  

Title:The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count Of Monte CristoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.54 X 6.65 X 1.32 inPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030738246X

ISBN - 13:9780307382467

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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