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Warriors of God by James Reston Jr.
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Jan 02, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: history, 2009
Read in August, 2009

Had I not read Alison Weir's book first, I may not have been quite so turned off by this one, but in contrast to Weir's honest, direct, and balanced historicism, it was clear that Reston had an agenda and his omission of facts (including the fact of Eleanor and his affianced traveling to Italy so he could be married) in order to support that agenda--which boiled down to "Richard was gay, isn't that scandalous, whisper-whisper, nudge-nudge" really turned me off, and made me pretty much unwilling to read anything else by this author.
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