Friday, May 10, 2013

Interview: Tom Reiss talks Alexandre Dumas and 'The Black Count' on the Mimi Geerges Show


Did you know that the "Count of Monte Cristo" was based on a real man? Mimi interviews Tom Reiss, who rediscovered the papers of the real Count locked away in an obscure village museum in France. Tom tells the story of "The Black Count" - Alexandre Dumas' father, the son of a French noble and a black Haitian, who fought his way to fame in the wars of the French Revolution, only to fall victim to a jealous Napoleon and his slaveholding supporters.

Buy: Tom Reiss - The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo


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