Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades [NOOK Book]

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Dungeon, Fire and Sword is a good book for all who enjoy a well-written, well-researched story of stupidity, greed, barbarity, unspeakable cruelty, deception, fraud, treachery and sanctimony... John J. Robinson has written a fascinating history of an incredible time.
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Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades

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Overview

Dungeon, Fire and Sword is a good book for all who enjoy a well-written, well-researched story of stupidity, greed, barbarity, unspeakable cruelty, deception, fraud, treachery and sanctimony... John J. Robinson has written a fascinating history of an incredible time.
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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review
Long on enthusiasm and colorful narrative... it is high adventure.
(Starred Review) Booklist
Robinson's account of one of the medieval world's most famous military orders serves as a reminder that history can be more enthralling than even the most imaginative fiction.
The Washington Times
Dungeon, Fire and Sword is a good book for all who enjoy a well-written, well-researched story of stupidity, greed, barbarity, unspeakable cruelty, deception, fraud, treachery and sanctimony... John J. Robinson has written a fascinating history of an incredible time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590771525
  • Publisher: M. Evans & Company
  • Publication date: 1/15/1992
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 494
  • Sales rank: 649,404
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John J. Robinson was a business executive and ex-marine as well as the author of several books including the provocative medieval history Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry.
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  • Posted July 16, 2009

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    A not-so-boring book on history.

    Reads more like an action/adventure story than a history book. Lack of citations in the text is not a good thing, regardless of how much of research is done. Great for someone interested in a great story, rather than a boring history book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2004

    Brilliantly written

    Robinson has created a historically factual book while weaving together words to make the book flow very gracefully. The book is easy to read and will keep you wanting to know what will happen in both the Templaric order and the Crusades. A great book to read for people at any level and can be read for fun or for learning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2004

    Great read

    John J. Robinson¿s account of the Crusades is a fascinating history of an incredible time. Overall, Robinson has done a lot of research on the subject and has written a wonderful introduction of Templar history. Dungeon, Fire, and Sword is an excellent read, especially if you want a deeper knowledge of the Crusader years. The only big disadvantage is that John J. Robinson rites the book more of a fantasy writer than a historian, and therefore sometimes changes not all in response to the historical facts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2002

    A thoroughly enjoyable book

    Books like this often invite scholarly criticism over the selection of the source material, the interpretation of the material, the conclusions of the author and other esoteric points. I lack the credentials to comment on those things. But, taken at face-value, this book does, by following the history of the Templar order, manage to bring a coherency and continuity to a tumultuous period in history. It recounts tales of courage and cowardice, honor and betrayal, faith in the cause and expediency, nobility and avarice that are beyond any imaginings of a Hollywood scriptwriter. And we see the roots of conflicts between Christian, Muslim, and Jew that plague the world to this day.

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    Posted January 14, 2009

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