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Subject: Book about the Crusades
Date Posted: 7/10/2007 4:56 PM ET
Member Since: 1/29/2006
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Trying to find a good historically correct book about the Crusades. I don't want it from the Catholic nor the Protestant point of view. I want it historically correct without the author bent one way or the other. I'm not a Catholic, so I would lean toward Protestant, but I don't want any biases.

Anyone know of anything, read anything good about the history on this?

Date Posted: 7/10/2007 5:49 PM ET
Member Since: 9/28/2005
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I have a copy but I haven't read it yet so can't really endorse the book at this point, but Zoe Oldenbourg wrote a history titled "The Crusades."  I know she wrote historical fiction, and this looks like a detailed fact based as much as it can be description of the times.  My paperback was published in 1966; tiny print; over 700 pages! 

Date Posted: 7/12/2007 10:57 AM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2007
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Here's the link:

THE CRUSADES

I have it on my wish list. :) 

Date Posted: 7/13/2007 12:54 PM ET
Member Since: 5/25/2007
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There is The Kingdom series by Chuck Black. I have not read any them yet, but they are on our wishlist.

There are also the well-researched books by G.A Henty. Here is a link to a chronological listing of his books. 

http://www.henty.com/henty/s86p1428.htm

If you want to check out his books before buying, most of them are available to read online at either the Baldwyn or Gutenburg Project sites.

Enjoy!

Date Posted: 7/13/2007 7:47 PM ET
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Thanks for the info!

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 3:18 PM ET
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Winning His Spurs   by G.A.Henty   This would be considered a Historical Fiction book.

This is my son's favorite Henty book.  We also listened to it on tape a few years back while on a family vacation.  All Henty books are well done.  I know Vision Forum sells them.