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

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    The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo (Paperback)
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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 familiar—because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used his larger-than-life feats as inspiratio...

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    TOM REISS is the author of the international bestseller The Orientalist. He lives in New York City.

    WINNER OF THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY

    General Alex Dumas, is a man almost unknown today, yet his story is strikingly familiar—because 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 slave—who 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 Revolution—until he met an implacable enemy he could not defeat.
    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." It is also a heartbreaking story of the enduring bonds of love between a father and son.

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    ISBN 9780307382474
    Genre HISTORY / Europe / Western
    Format Paperback
    Pages 414
    Publisher Date 2013-05-14 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Broadway Books
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.84 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Reiss, Tom

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