The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

Tom Reiss


WINNER OF THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY

General Alex Dumas, is a guy virtually unknown this present day, yet his tale is strikingly familiarbecause his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used his larger-than-life feats as suggestion for such classics as The count number of Monte Cristo and The 3 Musketeers.
     yet, hidden behind General Dumas's swashbuckling adventures used to be an excellent extra impressive secret: he was once the son of a black slavewho rose greater within the white global than any guy of his race may ahead of our personal time. 
     Born in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), Alex Dumas made his option to Paris, the place he rose to command armies on the top of the Revolutionuntil he met an implacable enemy he couldn't defeat.
     TIME journal referred to as The Black Count "one of these quintessentially human tales of power and braveness that sheds mild at the ancient second that made it possible." it's also a heartbreaking tale of the long-lasting bonds of affection among a father and son.  

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