Yes...It is a historical treasure
It connects the dots to another book that I appreciate, the Count of Monte Cristo.
I'm in awe of the author's ability to so thoroughly research Alexander Dumas and this period in time and weave it together in this eloquent and riveting book.
I had read the book and loved it, and got the audio for my husband and I to listen to while taking a road trip. The reader has excellent French accent when pronouncing the French names. As well as reads the entirety beautifully.
The importance of this book is to grasp the scale and perspective of slavery in the 1700's, the political influence of the French Revolution relative to the rest of Europe at that time.
Alexander Dumas should be a hero for humanity, not only for his passionate service to his country, but also for his love of family and his near perfect integrity as a human being. Truly an astonishing man in our history!
A striking and reveting account of the birth of the French republic, the death and rebirth of race laws and the Black French general who lived, fought and died for his country. A tremendous story showing human nature and how soon nations forget their heros
The descriptions of events are wonderful and well acted in the audiobook, even if he is just reading a memoir.
An exciting telling of the life of General Alex Dumas, father of author Alexandre Dumas. Heroism, honor betrayed, battlefield genius, and true love: it's all here. Add to that a man who excels in so many ways in spite of racial injustice. Read it. You'll be glad you did.
An compelling listen that pairs extremely well with the Revolutions Podcast segments on the French and Haitian Revolutions.
Having previously only been vaguely aware of details regarding the French Revolution, The Black Count provided a helpful primer about the vast and deeply dark period in France. The author did well, however, to elevate the(few) good accomplishments of the Revolution.
General Dumas lived before my minds eye and I felt outrage as the epilogue revealed the last and ongoing betrayal perpetrated against the heroic and dedicated republican of France.
Anyone that enjoys a well woven tail, especially historically intriguing, will revel in the tale of General Dumas.
Through this outstanding story I learned about the French colony (modern day Haiti), the French Revolution, the Terror, invasion of Egypt, and the incredible injustice to the courageous, loyal General Dumas. Thank you. I completely enjoyed it.