Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - History - 448 pages
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Acclaimed author James Reston, Jr.'s Warriors of God is the rich and engaging account of the Third Crusade (1187-1192), a conflict that would shape world history for centuries and which can still be felt in the Middle East and throughout the world today. James Reston, Jr. offers a gripping narrative of the epic battle that left Jerusalem in Muslim hands until the twentieth century, bringing an objective perspective to the gallantry, greed, and religious fervor that fueled the bloody clash between Christians and Muslims.

As he recounts this rousing story, Reston brings to life the two legendary figures who led their armies against each other. He offers compelling portraits of Saladin, the wise and highly cultured leader who created a united empire, and Richard the Lionheart, the romantic personification of chivalry who emerges here in his full complexity and contradictions. From its riveting scenes of blood-soaked battles to its pageant of fascinating, larger-than-life characters, Warriors of God is essential history, history that helps us understand today's world.
 

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

This is a lively Account of the Third Crusade, with additional biography. Sloppy writing and some errors of fact though. I wouldn't use this as my primary resource on the Crusade Read full review

WARRIORS OF GOD: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An exacting, compulsively readable narrative of the Third Crusade's (1187-92) protracted battle of wills between Richard I and Saladin. Pulitzer winner Reston (The Last Apocalypse, 1998, etc.) relies ... Read full review

Contents

RED SA1Ls
122
THF Faun or APHRODITI
154
T115 TOURNHMGNT
169
XASTF N01 THE HIRE
188
0 234
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SACRED AND DEMONIC FLAME
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THE DAGGER 0N THE PILLOW
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SAMSONS COUNTRY
296
THE DRY TREE or HEBRON
308
THE RAM BACKS FOR BUTTING 513
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EPl 0iii
379
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 585
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INDEX 397
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James Reston, Jr. is a journalist and the author of more than a dozen books, including The Last Apocalypse, Dogs of God, and Galileo: A Life. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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