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 The REAL Count of Monte Cristo!
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Alexander Dumas, the novelist who gave the world "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo", based some of the books on his own swashbuckling father. Like d'Artagnan, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas fought three successful duels in a single day. He was a Count, who discovered treasure and was wrongly imprisoned for years. Author Tom Reiss has found new documents, in a safe he had to crack open, which shed new light on this amazing man. The real-life story becomes all the more amazing because Dumas was born to a black slave and a white French aristocrat fugitive in what would become Haiti. Reiss calls his biography, "The Black Count".
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Alexander Dumas, the novelist who gave the world "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo", based some of the books on his own swashbuckling father. Like d'Artagnan, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas fought three successful duels in a single day. He was a Count, who discovered treasure and was wrongly imprisoned for years. Author Tom Reiss has found new documents, in a safe he had to crack open, which shed new light on this amazing man. The real-life story becomes all the more amazing because Dumas was born to a black slave and a white French aristocrat fugitive in what would become Haiti. Reiss calls his biography, "The Black Count".

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00:06:20 English 2012-11-13
 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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