Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Book Cover
Author Lee, Jeffrey, 1966- author.

Title God's wolf : the life of the most notorious of all crusaders, scourge of Saladin / Jeffrey Lee.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Renaud LEE    Available
Edition First American edition.
Description 332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-314) and index.
Contents Introduction : a monstrous unbeliever -- Dead man walking -- The wild east -- Knight-errant -- Arriviste -- Diabolic daring -- A violent sinner -- Guardian of the land -- Imperial vassal -- In the power of nur al-din -- Years of darkness -- Phoenix -- Hero -- Lord of La Grand Berrie -- Desert raider -- Sea wolf -- The lion and the wolf -- The "Manchurian" regent -- King-maker -- Truce-breaker -- Apocalypse -- The ultimate crusader.
Summary In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to Reynald de Chatillon, a knight who had died centuries ago in the crusades. A reviled figure in Islamic history, often portrayed as the very epitome of brutality, Reynald remains as controversial--and as vividly present in the minds of many in the Middle East--as the story of the crusades themselves. An epic saga set in the midst of a violent clash of civilizations, God's Wolf tells the story of Reynald's staggering rise from lowly soldier to prince of Antioch, one of the crusader kingdoms in the Near East. Jeffrey Lee argues that, despite his brutality, Reynald was a strong military leader and an effective statesman who defended his kingdom against attacks from Byzantines, Armenians, and Muslims.-- provided by publisher
Subject Renaud, de Ch√Ętillon, prince of Antioch, -1187.
Crusades -- Second, 1147-1149.
Knights and knighthood -- France -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780393609691 (hardcover)
0393609693 (hardcover)

Available items only