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The Black Count by Tom Reiss

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo is a biography that is packed with adventure and drama and a smidgen of romance. It tells the story of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, the father of Alexandre Dumas. History buffs, you won’t want to miss reading this book. Here’s a bare bones description of the life of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas: Thomas-Alexandre was born in Saint-Domingue (which later became Haiti) in 1762.
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