Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade (Paperback)
Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade
Anchor Books, 9780385495622, 448pp.
Publication Date: May 14, 2002
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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Praise For Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade…
"Splendid and thrilling. . . . [A] wonderfully told story."--The New York Times Book Review
“A refreshingly unbiased popular history of the Third Crusade which deserves a place on the shelf of every history teacher.” —The Washington Post Book World
“Reading this book, one sways between horror and exhilaration. The magnitude of human suffering is mind-boggling, but the warriors’ adventures are the stuff of boyhood fantasy.” —Forbes FYI
"Remarkably intimate and engagingly detailed."--Kirkus Reviews