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The Sword and the Scimitar, The Saga of the Crusades  •  Ernle Bradford
HISTORY •  2004 •  PAPER  • 192 PAGES • COMING IN
This slim volume recounts one of the most fanatical religious wars in world history. It is a story abounding with highly distinctive personalities - popes, saints, kings, sultans and heroes like Saladdin and Richard Coeur de Lion. (REL58, $10.99)
  The Sword and the Scimitar, The Saga of the Crusades
Southern Frontiers, A Journey Across the Roman Empire  •  Don McCullin
CULTURAL PORTRAIT •  2010 •  HARD COVER  • 272 PAGES • COMING IN
The celebrated photographer, Don McCullin, with historian Barnaby Rogerson in tow, charts a journey through the ancient Roman ruins of Baalbek in Lebanon and Palmyra in Syria, across North Africa to Morocco, Algeria and Libya, including the magnificent Leptis Magna, capturing archaeological sites and landscapes in stunning black-and-white photographs. Rogerson supplies the illuminating accompanying text. Friend of Eric Newby, Bruce Chatwin and Norman Lewis, McCullin may be better known in Britain but even if you haven't scene his famous war photographs (or those of the Beatles), you'll appreciate his eye for drama and light. (MED172, $69.95)
  Southern Frontiers, A Journey Across the Roman Empire
In a Desert Land, Photographs of Israel, Egypt and Jordan  •  Neil Folberg
NATURAL HISTORY •  1998 •  HARD COVER  • 204 PAGES • COMING IN
A stunning collection of photographs of the desert Middle East, including the Sinai, Petra and Jerusalem. Folberg, an American photographer living in Jerusalem, focuses especially on the evocative landscapes. A first-person account accompanies the photographs. Superb. (JRD06, $49.95)
  In a Desert Land, Photographs of Israel, Egypt and Jordan

 
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