The Black Count

The Black Count
Author: Tom Reiss
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN: 0307382478
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Count Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY General Alex Dumas is a man almost unknown today, yet his story is strikingly familiar—because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used his larger-than-life feats as inspiration for such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. But, hidden behind General Dumas's swashbuckling adventures was an even more incredible secret: he was the son of a black slave—who rose higher in the white world than any man of his race would before our own time. Born in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), Alex Dumas made his way to Paris, where he rose to command armies at the height of the Revolution—until he met an implacable enemy he could not defeat. The Black Count is simultaneously a riveting adventure story, a lushly textured evocation of 18th-century France, and a window into the modern world’s first multi-racial society. TIME magazine called The Black Count "one of those quintessentially human stories of strength and courage that sheds light on the historical moment that made it possible." But it is also a heartbreaking story of the enduring bonds of love between a father and son.

The Black Count

The Black Count
Author: Tom Reiss
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-09-20
ISBN: 1448130115
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Count Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY 2013 ‘Completely absorbing’ Amanda Foreman 'Enthralling’ Guardian ‘The Three Musketeers! The Count of Monte Cristo! The stories of course are fiction. But here a prize-winning author shows us that the inspiration for the swashbuckling stories was, in fact, Dumas’s own father, Alex - the son of a marquis and a black slave... He achieved a giddy ascent from private in the Dragoons to the rank of general; an outsider who had grown up among slaves, he was all for Liberty and Equality. Alex Dumas was the stuff of legend’ Daily Mail So how did such this extraordinary man get erased by history? Why are there no statues of ‘Monsieur Humanity’ as his troops called him? The Black Count uncovers what happened and the role Napoleon played in Dumas’s downfall. By walking the same ground as Dumas - from Haiti to the Pyramids, Paris to the prison cell at Taranto – Reiss, like the novelist before him, triumphantly resurrects this forgotten hero. ‘Entrances from first to last. Dumas the novelist would be proud’ Independent ‘Brilliant’ Glasgow Herald

Stories of the Black Count Part I Deathless Days

Stories of the Black Count Part I  Deathless Days
Author: Michael Vrazitoulis
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2014-07-02
ISBN: 1312323612
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories of the Black Count Part I Deathless Days Book Excerpt:

This book is an anthology of gothic romantic and dark fantasy aesthetics. For those who like to imagine themselves taking solitary walks through empty corridors and ruins of gothic cathedrals this is the ideal escape. Read the tales of a solitary figure living in a dark world and explore his realm.

The Black Count by Tom Reiss A 15 minute Summary Analysis

The Black Count by Tom Reiss   A 15 minute Summary   Analysis
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2015-03-25
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Count by Tom Reiss A 15 minute Summary Analysis Book Excerpt:

The Black Count by Tom Reiss | A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Preview: The Black Count is the Pulitzer Prize winning biography written by author Tom Reiss. The book traces the life of Thomas-Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie, also known as Alexandre Dumas, a black general who fought in the French Revolution. The narrative is told through historical documents as well as writings of Dumas’ son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, who wrote The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. Dumas was born in 1762 in the Saint-Domingue French sugar colony, modern day Haiti. His father, Alexandre Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie, was a French nobleman who became a marquis. After establishing a Jeremie coffee plantation in the 1750s, he purchased a slave named Marie Cessette and they had four children together. Antoine sold his wife and children into slavery, but pawned his favorite son, Dumas, and, in August of 1776, redeemed him. Dumas and Antoine moved to Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a small city west of Paris… PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Black Count: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

The Black Count

The Black Count
Author: Tom Reiss
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2013-04-25
ISBN: 0099575132
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Count Book Excerpt:

Who was the real Count of Monte Cristo? In this extraordinary biography, Tom Reiss traces the almost unbelievable life of the man who inspired not only Monte Cristo, but all three of the Musketeers: the novelist's own father.

All of Programming

All of Programming
Author: Andrew Hilton,Anne Bracy
Publsiher: Bracy and Hilton
Total Pages: 765
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN: 0996718214
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All of Programming Book Excerpt:

All of Programming provides a platform for instructors to design courses which properly place their focus on the core fundamentals of programming, or to let a motivated student learn these skills independently. A student who masters the material in this book will not just be a competent C programmer, but also a competent programmer. We teach students how to solve programming problems with a 7-step approach centered on thinking about how to develop an algorithm. We also teach students to deeply understand how the code works by teaching students how to execute the code by hand. This is Edition 1 (the second edition, as C programmers count from 0). It fixes a variety of formatting issues that arose from epub conversion, most notably practice exercises are now available in flowing text mode.

Hearings Reports and Prints of the House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service

Hearings  Reports and Prints of the House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civil service
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Automata Languages and Programming

Automata  Languages and Programming
Author: M. Nielsen,E. M. Schmidt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 615
Release: 2006-04-10
ISBN: 3540393080
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Accuracy of 1970 Census Enumeration and Related Matters

Accuracy of 1970 Census Enumeration and Related Matters
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. Subcommittee on Census and Statistics
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 492
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cities and towns
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hearings

Hearings
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1088
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hearings Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Government Operations

Hearings  Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Government Operations
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1572
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Executive departments
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearings Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Government Operations Book Excerpt:

Revenue on Intergovernmental Relations of 93 2

Revenue on Intergovernmental Relations of      93 2
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Government Operations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 804
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Revenue Sharing

Revenue Sharing
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1408
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Revenue sharing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tekla

Tekla
Author: Robert Barr
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2020-08-03
ISBN: 3752402261
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tekla Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: Tekla by Robert Barr

THE CHARM OF THE OLD WORLD ROMANCES Premium 10 Book Collection

THE CHARM OF THE OLD WORLD ROMANCES     Premium 10 Book Collection
Author: Robert Barr
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 2430
Release: 2017-05-29
ISBN: 8075832906
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE CHARM OF THE OLD WORLD ROMANCES Premium 10 Book Collection Book Excerpt:

This unique collection of romance novels has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. "Victor de Cardillac had remained motionless so long that, in the gathering darkness, he seemed but a carved stone figure on the bridge. He was leaning forward, arms folded on the top of the parapet, gazing steadily at the swirling water below, which at last became invisible save for the quivering reflection of yellow lights from the windows of the palaces on either bank." (Cardillac) TABLE OF CONTENTS Tekla: A Romance of Love and War A Woman Intervenes The O'Ruddy, A Romance (with Stephen Crane) The Measure of the Rule Lady Eleanor: Lawbreaker Cardillac A Chicago Princess Over the Border: A Romance The Victors: A Romance of Yesterday, Morning and This Afternoon One Day's Courtship Literary Article - "Canadian literature" Robert Barr (1849–1912) was a Scottish-Canadian short story writer and novelist, born in Glasgow, Scotland. His famous detective character Eugéne Valmont, fashioned after Sherlock Holmes, is said to be the inspiration behind Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot.

A Message From Rosa

A Message From Rosa
Author: Quince Duncan
Publsiher: Palibrio
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-03-17
ISBN: 1463380372
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Message From Rosa Book Excerpt:

Experience the struggle of African warriors defending their village. Travel on the slave boat with African enslaved women. Feel the tension mounting in Yanga’s heart as he leads his Afro Mexican troops in confrontation with the Spanish colonial army. Live a vivid moment of the Afro-Colombian’ struggle for freedom. Sit on the corridor and listen to a conversation between cuban heroes Jose Marti and Mariana Grajales. Visit a Jamaican Maroon battle field. Be part of Palmares’s Brazilian warriors. Witness the resistance of Afro German women during the Nazi rule. Share young Martin Luther King’s dilemma as he walks with his mother on the wrong side of town. Imagine yourself sitting in the bus, watching Rosa Parks as she refuses to move behind the line...

21 MYSTERY ROMANCE NOVELS From Whose Bourne The Triumph of Eug ne Valmont Jennie Baxter Lord Stranleigh Abroad The Sword Maker Lady Eleanor The Herald s of Fame A Chicago Princess

21 MYSTERY   ROMANCE NOVELS  From Whose Bourne  The Triumph of Eug  ne Valmont  Jennie Baxter  Lord Stranleigh Abroad  The Sword Maker  Lady Eleanor  The Herald s of Fame  A Chicago Princess
Author: Robert Barr
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 810
Release: 2016-06-12
ISBN: 8026865413
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21 MYSTERY ROMANCE NOVELS From Whose Bourne The Triumph of Eug ne Valmont Jennie Baxter Lord Stranleigh Abroad The Sword Maker Lady Eleanor The Herald s of Fame A Chicago Princess Book Excerpt:

This carefully crafted ebook: “21 MYSTERY & ROMANCE NOVELS: From Whose Bourne, The Triumph of Eugéne Valmont, Jennie Baxter, Lord Stranleigh Abroad, The Sword Maker, Lady Eleanor, The Herald's of Fame, A Chicago Princess...” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Triumph of Eugéne Valmont Jennie Baxter, Journalist Tekla: A Romance of Love and War In the Midst of Alarms From Whose Bourne One Day's Courtship The Herald's of Fame The Strong Arm A Woman Intervenes A Prince of Good Fellows The O'Ruddy, A Romance (with Stephen Crane) A Rock in the Baltic The Measure of the Rule The Sword Maker Young Lord Stranleigh Lord Stranleigh Abroad Lady Eleanor: Lawbreaker Cardillac A Chicago Princess Over the Border: A Romance The Victors: A Romance of Yesterday, Morning and This Afternoon Literary Article - "Canadian literature" Robert Barr (1849–1912) was a Scottish-Canadian short story writer and novelist, born in Glasgow, Scotland. His famous detective character Eugéne Valmont, fashioned after Sherlock Holmes, is said to be the inspiration behind Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot. Excerpt: "When I say I am called Valmont, the name will convey no impression to the reader, one way or another. My occupation is that of private detective in London, but if you ask any policeman in Paris who Valmont was he will likely be able to tell you, unless he is a recent recruit. If you ask him where Valmont is now, he may not know, yet I have a good deal to do with the Parisian police." (The Triumph of Eugéne Valmont)

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1326
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congressional Record Book Excerpt:

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Vital and Health Statistics

Vital and Health Statistics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Health surveys
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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United States Census 2000 Population with Bridged Race Categories

United States Census 2000 Population with Bridged Race Categories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: National Center for Health Statistics
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

United States Census 2000 Population with Bridged Race Categories Book Excerpt:

Opera singer Franziska Goldmann has fallen on hard times, but a chance encounter with Queen Victoria’s musically inclined second son seems to offer Franziska an opportunity to resume her career as a singer. But it is the other unpredictable characters in her life, including her German anarchist lover and a devious procurer, who may ultimately determine her destiny. The haunting story of a lone woman’s struggle to escape her fate, this story unfolds against the ironically observed background of colonial society, from the waterfront brothels to the mansions of the rich.