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This is a book we publish, but this review was so good and from such a prestigious place, I couldn't resist posting it.

It is definitely a book that conservatives enjoy, Catholic or no.
1 posted on 10/18/2010 10:09:40 AM PDT by Antoninus
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To: NYer; Claud; marshmallow; Salvation; narses; wagglebee

Catholic ping.


2 posted on 10/18/2010 10:11:22 AM PDT by Antoninus (It's long past time for conservatives to stop voting for Republican liberals. Enough!)
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To: Antoninus
The literal plot concerns the desperate attempts of the Latin crusader kingdoms founded after the First Crusade to maintain a Catholic presence in the Holy Land amidst a rising Muslim backlash intent on driving them into the sea. All of the actions of Godfrey and the other characters revolve around this central drama, and most of the action takes place in the tumultuous years of the 1160s and 1170s leading up to the rise of Saladin and the disastrous defeat of the crusader armies at the Battle of the Horns of Hattin in 1187.

Ping for later

4 posted on 10/18/2010 11:00:53 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Antoninus
historical fiction

What is the point in writing fiction about this period. There is enough fantastic history written to fill a library about the Crusades and related things that followed it. Real life can be as interesting as fiction.

7 posted on 10/18/2010 11:37:36 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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Ping for you.


10 posted on 10/18/2010 1:21:18 PM PDT by Antoninus (It's long past time for conservatives to stop voting for Republican liberals. Enough!)
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