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The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
Name: The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Tom Reiss
Language: English
ISBN: 030738246X
ISBN13: 9780307382467
Genres: History & Biography
Publisher: Crown
First publish: 2012
review1: Great book on not only the back story inspiring the Count of Monte Cristo but also the French Revolution, Napoleon's rise to power, and racism in 18th century France (both the good and the bad, as France waffled between being the most liberating country for blacks at the time and then reneging on those freedoms). A very interesting read, and I found Dumas to be an inspiring person. I wish France would get his statue back up (it was torn down by the Nazis). review2: I got this book as a birthday gift from my son, who is a student of intellectual history and the history of literature. This book combines all of that and more, covering a huge amount of ground both physically and mentally, from Jeremie, Haiti to France, to Malta, Egypt, and back; from the treatment of Afr... more
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