The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
By Tom Reiss
Everyone knows The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, but few realize the inspiration for these action-packed tales was Dumas's own real-life hero: his father, a mixed-race soldier who rose to become a general in Napoleon's army.
- Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners 2014
- ISBN: 9780307382467