Tom Reiss

Tom Reiss is an American author and journalist, known for his works of historical non-fiction. He is best known for his book 'The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo,' which won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 2013.

Books

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  1. 1. The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

    This book tells the true story of General Alex Dumas, a man of mixed race who rose to power in France during the French Revolution. Despite his achievements and contributions, Dumas faced severe racial discrimination and was eventually imprisoned. His life and experiences served as inspiration for his son, who became a famous novelist. The book explores themes of race, class, and the struggle for equality, providing a fascinating look at a lesser-known figure in French history.

    The 10912th Greatest Book of All Time