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The Black Count - Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo-logo

The Black Count - Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

Tom Reiss

WINNER OF THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY General Alex Dumas is a man almost unknown today, yet his story is strikingly familiar-because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used his larger-than-life feats as inspiration for such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. But, hidden behind General Dumas's swashbuckling adventures was an even more incredible secret: he was the son of a black slave-who rose higher in the white world than any man of his race would before our own time. Born in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), Alex Dumas made his way to Paris, where he rose to command armies at the height of the Revolution-until he met an implacable enemy he could not defeat. The Black Count is simultaneously a riveting adventure story, a lushly textured evocation of 18th-century France, and a window into the modern world's first multi-racial society. TIME magazine called The Black Count "one of those quintessentially human stories of strength and courage that sheds light on the historical moment that made it possible." But it is also a heartbreaking story of the enduring bonds of love between a father and son.

WINNER OF THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY General Alex Dumas is a man almost unknown today, yet his story is strikingly familiar-because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used his larger-than-life feats as inspiration for such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. But, hidden behind General Dumas's swashbuckling adventures was an even more incredible secret: he was the son of a black slave-who rose higher in the white world than any man of his race would before our own time. Born in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), Alex Dumas made his way to Paris, where he rose to command armies at the height of the Revolution-until he met an implacable enemy he could not defeat. The Black Count is simultaneously a riveting adventure story, a lushly textured evocation of 18th-century France, and a window into the modern world's first multi-racial society. TIME magazine called The Black Count "one of those quintessentially human stories of strength and courage that sheds light on the historical moment that made it possible." But it is also a heartbreaking story of the enduring bonds of love between a father and son.
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Genres:

History

Description:

WINNER OF THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY General Alex Dumas is a man almost unknown today, yet his story is strikingly familiar-because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used his larger-than-life feats as inspiration for such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. But, hidden behind General Dumas's swashbuckling adventures was an even more incredible secret: he was the son of a black slave-who rose higher in the white world than any man of his race would before our own time. Born in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), Alex Dumas made his way to Paris, where he rose to command armies at the height of the Revolution-until he met an implacable enemy he could not defeat. The Black Count is simultaneously a riveting adventure story, a lushly textured evocation of 18th-century France, and a window into the modern world's first multi-racial society. TIME magazine called The Black Count "one of those quintessentially human stories of strength and courage that sheds light on the historical moment that made it possible." But it is also a heartbreaking story of the enduring bonds of love between a father and son.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Michael

Length:

13h 33m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:00


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:15


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:46


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:22


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:14


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:17


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:40


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:14


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:42


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:33


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:18


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:21


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:26


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:23


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

09:27


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:45


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:30


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:39


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

09:29


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

09:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:54


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

09:24


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:18


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:03


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:22


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:19


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:13


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:26


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:37


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:52


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

00:37