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The Resource The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo, Tom Reiss ; [maps by David Lindroth Inc.]

The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo, Tom Reiss ; [maps by David Lindroth Inc.]

Label
The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo
Title
The Black Count
Title remainder
glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo
Statement of responsibility
Tom Reiss ; [maps by David Lindroth Inc.]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The real-life protagonist of The Black Count, General Alex Dumas, is a man almost unknown today yet with a story that is strikingly familiar, because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used it to create some of the best loved heroes of literature. Yet, hidden behind these swashbuckling adventures was an even more incredible secret: the real hero 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 was briefly sold into bondage but made his way to Paris where he was schooled as a sword-fighting member of the French aristocracy. Enlisting as a private, he rose to command armies at the height of the Revolution in an audacious campaign across Europe and the Middle East -- until he met an implacable enemy he could not defeat
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winner, 2013
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reiss, Tom
Dewey number
  • 944.04092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC146.D83
LC item number
R46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
David Lindroth Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dumas, Thomas Alexandre
  • France
  • Dumas, Alexandre
  • Dumas, Thomas Alexandre
  • Dumas, Alexandre
  • France
  • Dumas, Alexandre
  • Dumas, Thomas Alexandre
  • France
  • Dumas, Thomas Alexandre
  • France
  • Dumas, Alexandre
  • Generals
  • France
  • Families
  • Generals
  • France
  • Generals
  • France
Label
The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo, Tom Reiss ; [maps by David Lindroth Inc.]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn793503467
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 414 pages
Isbn
9780307382467
Lccn
2012017633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307382467
  • (OCoLC)793503467
Label
The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo, Tom Reiss ; [maps by David Lindroth Inc.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn793503467
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 414 pages
Isbn
9780307382467
Lccn
2012017633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307382467
  • (OCoLC)793503467

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