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Author Reiss, Tom.
Title The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo / Tom Reiss.
Published New York : Crown Trade, 2012.
Book Cover
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 Floor2  DC146.D83 R46 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description 414 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-403) and index.
Contents Prologue, part 1 : February 26, 1807 -- Prologue, part 2 : January 25, 2007 -- The sugar factory -- The Black Code -- Norman Conquest -- "No one is a slave in France" -- Americans in Paris -- Black Count in the City of Light -- A queen's dragoon --Summers of revolution -- "Regeneration by blood" -- "The black heart also beats for liberty" -- "Mr. Humanity" -- The battle for the top of the world -- The bottom of the Revolution -- The siege -- The Black Devil -- Leader of the expedition -- "The delirium of his republicanism" -- Dreams on fire -- Prisoner of the Holy Faith Army -- "Citizeness Dumas-- is worried about the fate of her husband" -- the dungeon -- Wait and hope -- The forgotten statue.
Summary Explores the life and career of Thomas Alexandre Dumas, a man almost unknown today, but whose swashbuckling exploits appear in The three musketeers and whose trials and triumphs inspired The count of Monte Cristo.
Subject Dumas, Thomas Alexandre, 1762-1806.
Generals -- France -- Biography.
France. Armée -- Biography.
France -- History, Military -- 1789-1815.
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870 -- Family.
ISBN 9780307382467
030738246X
9780307952950 (ebk.)
0307952959 (ebk.)
OCLC number 793503467