Project Description

book cover The Black CountSubtitle: Napoleon’s Rival, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo – General Alexandre Dumas

By: Tom Reiss


  • Great book about Alex Dumas, who was a half black general in the French army.
  • He almost become the most powerful man in France during the revolution.
  • France was the first to ban slavery and integrate schools.
  • Haiti was a rich source of supplies for France.