The Black Count

Author: Tom Reiss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448130115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY 2013 ‘Completely absorbing’ Amanda Foreman 'Enthralling’ Guardian ‘The Three Musketeers! The Count of Monte Cristo! The stories of course are fiction. But here a prize-winning author shows us that the inspiration for the swashbuckling stories was, in fact, Dumas’s own father, Alex - the son of a marquis and a black slave... He achieved a giddy ascent from private in the Dragoons to the rank of general; an outsider who had grown up among slaves, he was all for Liberty and Equality. Alex Dumas was the stuff of legend’ Daily Mail So how did such this extraordinary man get erased by history? Why are there no statues of ‘Monsieur Humanity’ as his troops called him? The Black Count uncovers what happened and the role Napoleon played in Dumas’s downfall. By walking the same ground as Dumas - from Haiti to the Pyramids, Paris to the prison cell at Taranto – Reiss, like the novelist before him, triumphantly resurrects this forgotten hero. ‘Entrances from first to last. Dumas the novelist would be proud’ Independent ‘Brilliant’ Glasgow Herald

Stories of the Black Count Part I: Deathless Days

Author: Michael Vrazitoulis


ISBN: 1312323612

Category: Fiction

Page: 126

View: 5641

This book is an anthology of gothic romantic and dark fantasy aesthetics. For those who like to imagine themselves taking solitary walks through empty corridors and ruins of gothic cathedrals this is the ideal escape. Read the tales of a solitary figure living in a dark world and explore his realm.

The Black Count

Author: Tom Reiss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846556627

Category: France

Page: 414

View: 362

Born to a black slave mother and a fugitive white French nobleman in present-day Haiti, Alex Dumas was briefly sold into bondage but then made his way to Paris where he was schooled as a sword-fighting member of the French aristocracy.

The Black Count

Author: Tom Reiss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099575132

Category: France

Page: 432

View: 3482

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.

All of Programming

Author: Andrew Hilton,Anne Bracy

Publisher: Bracy and Hilton

ISBN: 0996718214

Category: Computers

Page: 765

View: 5610

All of Programming provides a platform for instructors to design courses which properly place their focus on the core fundamentals of programming, or to let a motivated student learn these skills independently. A student who masters the material in this book will not just be a competent C programmer, but also a competent programmer. We teach students how to solve programming problems with a 7-step approach centered on thinking about how to develop an algorithm. We also teach students to deeply understand how the code works by teaching students how to execute the code by hand. This is Edition 1 (the second edition, as C programmers count from 0). It fixes a variety of formatting issues that arose from epub conversion, most notably practice exercises are now available in flowing text mode.


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 9261