Warriors of God

Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade

By James Reston, Jr.
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385495622, 448pp.)

Publication Date: May 14, 2002

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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. Acclaimed writer 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.




About the Author
James Reston, Jr., is the author of thirteen books, including "Warriors of God," "The Last Apocalypse," and "Galileo: A Life," He has written articles for "The New Yorker," "Esquire," "Vanity Fair," "Time," "Rolling Stone," and many other publications; three plays; and the scripts for three "Frontline "documentaries. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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