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Author Reiss, Tom.

Title The Black Count [electronic resource] : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo / Tom Reiss. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Crown Trade, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 414 pages) : maps
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.
Traces the story of the mixed-race swordsman and father of novelist Alexandre Dumas, discussing his rise to the French aristocracy, his military triumphs ,and the adventures that inspired such classics as "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-403) and index.
Subject Dumas, Thomas Alexandre, 1762-1806.
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870 -- Family.
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870. (OCoLC)fst00033943
Dumas, Thomas Alexandre, 1762-1806. (OCoLC)fst00018058
France. Armée -- Biography.
France. Armée. (OCoLC)fst00539214
Chronological Term 1789-1815
Subject Generals -- France -- Biography.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Generals. (OCoLC)fst00939841
France -- History, Military -- 1789-1815.
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Genre Electronic books.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
Electronic books.
Added Author David Lindroth Inc.
Other Form: Print version: Reiss, Tom. Black Count New York : Crown Trade, c2012 9780307382467 (DLC) 2012017633 (OCoLC)793503467
ISBN 9780307952950 : $51.00
0307952959 : $51.00
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