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The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo / Tom Reiss.

Authors: Reiss, Tom.
Call number: B Dumas, T.A. REI
Publisher: New York : Crown Trade, 2012.
Publication date: 2012.
Subject: Generals -- France -- Biography.
France -- History, Military -- 1789-1815.
France. Armée -- Biography.
Dumas, Thomas Alexandre, 1762-1806.
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870 -- Family.
Title: The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo / Tom Reiss.
Physical description: 414 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents note: Prologue, part 1 : February 26, 1806 -- 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 note: 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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-403) and index.
ISBN: 9780307382467
030738246X
LCCN: 2012017633
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1392664
Bib No.: 1392664

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