TBE Book Chavurah

19aug7:00 PM8:30 PMTBE Book Chavurah7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Join the TBE Book Chavurah on Wednesday, August 19, at 7:00 pm to discuss: The Black Count by Tom Reiss.
Generations have been enthralled by Alexandre Dumas’ characters, especially the wronged hero in The Count of Monte Cristo and the daring swordsmen in The Three Musketeers. Yet few realize that these memorable characters were inspired by Dumas’ father, General Alex Dumas, the son of a French count and a black Haitian slave. Tom Reiss brings the elder Dumas alive with previously unpublished correspondence and meticulous research, providing the context necessary to understand how exceptional his life as a mulatto general in a slave-owning empire truly was. From single-handedly holding a bridge in the Alps against 20 enemies to spending years held captive in a fortress, Alex Dumas is a fascinating character that not even his son’s vivid imagination could have dreamed up.
Cheryl Davis will facilitate this discussion.



(Wednesday) 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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