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Lionhearts: Saladin, Richard I, and the Era of the Third Crusade

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The book is a dazzling paralell of two of the greatest figuresof the twelfth century. In alternating chapters, Regan
presents the early years and rise to
absolute authority of each man...
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Walker & Company (first published 1999)
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Elliott Bignell
Apr 18, 2016 Elliott Bignell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the better accounts of two of the most fascinating figures of the Middle Ages. Their struggle turned out to be fairly inconclusive, but the similarities and contrasts in the two characters make for one of the most rivetting stories in history. It is rare that real history makes for a good novel, but this is one of those cases. Unfortunately, the author's style, while highly readable, veers between mainly dry to scattered showers of garish purple.

Neither of these men were perfect,
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Dergrossest
Oct 30, 2008 Dergrossest rated it liked it
Interesting, if somewhat dry, story of the two very different personalities who dominated the Third Crusade. The bits about Saladin are worth knowing, but the story really takes off when Richard enters the scene. What a bad ass. This guy was like Conan, except real. His individual feats of valor are amazing. Unfortunately, not enough blood and guts for me to make it riveting. Still, worth a read if you want to understand the era.
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Oct 10, 2011 Tracy Friend rated it really liked it
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Captivating non-fiction accounts of King Richard I and Saladin.
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