Best-selling author Tom Reiss (The Orientalist) shines a light on the father of the world-famous French writer Alexander Dumas in his book The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo. In celebration of Black History Month, Reiss shares with Bob the life of this remarkable man, highlighting what he calls “the forgotten story” of the world’s first civil rights movement. [Broadcast Date: February 28, 2013]
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