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The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo - Tom Reiss, Paul Michael
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
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Format: audiobook
ASIN: B009CLN1OK
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
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Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it
4.0 The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
This biography of Alexandre Dumas’s father delivers everything promised in the title and more. Come for the fascinating life of a former slave turned aristocrat turned French Revolution war hero, stay for the equally fascinating (and horrific and depressing) overview of how France sort of managed to...
JLee22
JLee22 rated it
4.5 The Black Count
So the cover picture is quite dashing and despite the fact that I listened to it in audiobook format, Scribd displayed the picture quite prominently on my screen... which resulted in an amusing moment where another person caught a glimpse of it before I could hide the window and I am sure they thoug...
mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it
5.0 The Black Count
The name Alexandre Dumas is well known, but before the author and his playwright son was the General. Tom Reiss brings the little known founder of the Dumas family into the spotlight in The Black Count, a born slave of noble blood turned Republican general in the service of France. This giant of a...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
3.5 The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss
Besides having an exceedingly long title, I think the time was wrong for me to read this book. Wrapped up in other ideas and too much nonfiction reading on my plate, I had a difficult time getting into this book despite the fact that it is actually quite well written. From the slave-run plantation...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it
3.0 The Black Count - Tom Reiss
I'd been meaning to read this book for a while, partly because of seeing it mentioned after watching the BBC series of The Musketeers (in which, for anyone who doesn't know the show, a Black actor plays the part of Porthos in recognition of Dumas' own ethnic origin - the central figure in this book ...
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