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Reston, James Jr 1941-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 234 publications in 4 languages and 15,163 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Interviews  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Editor
Classifications: D201.4, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Reston
Warriors of God : Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade by James Reston( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Reston, Jr., re-creates the collision of the Christian holy wars and the Muslim jihad at the end of the twelfth century. A dual biography of the legendary Richard the Lionheart and the Sultan Saladin, iconic hero of the Islamic world, Warriors of God recounts the life of each man and reveals the passions of the times that brought them face-to-face in the final battle of the Third Crusade." "Richard the Lionheart, commonly depicted as the romantic personification of chivalry, here emerges in his full complexity and contradiction as Reston examines the dark side of Richard's role as the leader of the blood-soaked Crusade and breaks new ground by openly discussing Richard's homosexuality. Reston's compelling portrait of Saladin brings to life the wise, highly cultured leader who realized an enduring Arab dream by uniting Egypt and Syria and whose conquest of Jerusalem not only sparked the Third Crusade but ignited the first jihad and turned Saladin into a hero of epic proportions. In riveting descriptions, Reston captures the fascinating clash of the two armies as they battled their way to the outskirts of Jerusalem. There, Saladin's brilliant maneuvers and Richard's sudden failure of nerve turned the tide. Sweeping readers into a mesmerizing period of history, Warriors of God is a provocative look at two towering leaders and the not always noble causes for which they fought."--Jacket
The last apocalypse : Europe at the year 1000 A.D. by James Reston( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the turn of the century approaching, talk of the apocalypse ran rampant. In The Last Apocalypse, James Reston reminds us that such talk is nothing new. At the previous turn of the millennium, Vikings, Moors, and Hungarian Magyars besieged Europe with wanton cruelty and violence, spreading fear and destruction wherever they went and leading many to believe that the end of the world was near. Such colorful characters as Sigrid the Haughty, Svein Forkbeard, Ethelred the Unready, and Al-Mansor the Illustrious Victor were the heroes and villains of the era
Galileo : a life by James Reston( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-researched, suspenseful narrative with vigorous portraits of Galileo's opponents and supporters
Dogs of God : Columbus, the Inquisition, and the defeat of the Moors by James Reston( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kong Ferdinand 2. og Dronning Isabella bekæmpede først maurerne i Granada og dernæst jøderne i Spanien ved hjælp af dominikanerpræsten Tomás de Torquemada. Da de havde fået samlet Spanien, vendte de de sig mod den nye verden og understøttede den ekspedition, der bragte Columbus til Amerika
Our father who art in hell by James Reston( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Jim Jones and People Temple in Guyana and the events that led to the mass suicide of 913 members of People's Temple
The lone star : the life of John Connally by James Reston( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Connally's life includes his twenty years of political power, his return to Texas and riches, and then bankruptcy
Sherman's march and Vietnam by James Reston( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defenders of the faith : Charles V, Suleyman the Magnificent, and the battle for Europe, 1520-1536 by James Reston( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bestselling historian recounts the epic clash that ended the Renaissance and pushed Islam to the gates of Vienna. In Warriors of God and Dogs of God, James Reston, Jr. brought two epochal events in the struggle between Islam and Christendom to readers eager to understand the roots of the present-day conflict. With his unwavering eye for detail, Reston now weaves a captivating narrative that examines a pivotal period in that centuries- long war, which found Europe at its most vulnerable and Islam on the attack. This saga of colliding worlds is propelled by two astonishing young sovereigns -- the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the Turkish sultan Suleyman the Magnificent -- and is supported by a wide range of larger-than-life characters, who lend this meticulously researched history a novel's worth of suspense and brio. - Publisher
Collision at home plate : the lives of Pete Rose and Bart Giamatti by James Reston( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collision at home plate is a dual biography of Pete Rose, an uncouth but great ballplayer who suffered disgrace and imprisonment, and Bart Giamatti, the baseball commissioner so deeply shaken and bruised by the Rose scandal that he died a week after it was made public. This is the definitive book on one of the most traumatic and tragic episodes in baseball history
The innocence of Joan Little : a Southern mystery by James Reston( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amnesty of John David Herndon by James Reston( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragile innocence : a father's memoir of his daughter's courageous journey by James Reston( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A father recounts his daughter's battle with a devastating chronic illness, its impact on the entire family, and the medical and social implications of such issues as stem cell research, animal organ transplants, and therapeutic cloning
Luther's fortress : Martin Luther and his Reformation under siege by James Reston( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1521, the Catholic Church declared war on Martin Luther. The German monk had already been excommunicated the year before, after nailing his Ninety-Five Theses—which accused the Church of rampant corruption—to the door of a Saxon church. Now, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V called for Luther “to be apprehended and punished as a notorious heretic." The edict was akin to a death sentence: If Luther was caught, he would almost inevitably be burned at the stake, his fragile movement crushed, and the nascent Protestant Reformation strangled in its cradle.In Luther's Fortress, acclaimed historian
The knock at midnight by James Reston( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To defend, to destroy by James Reston( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming to terms : American plays & the Vietnam War by James Reston( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defenders of the faith : Christianity and Islam Battle for the soul of Europe, 1520-1536 by James Reston( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Warriors of God and Dogs of God, James Reston, Jr., brought two epochal events in the struggle between Islam and Christendom to readers eager to understand the roots of the present-day conflict. With his unwavering eye for detail, Reston now weaves a captivating narrative that examines a pivotal period in that centuries- long war, which found Europe at its most vulnerable and Islam on the attack. This saga of colliding worlds is propelled by two astonishing young sovereigns-the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the Turkish sultan Suleyman the Magnificent-and is supported by a wide range of larger-than-life characters, who lend this meticulously researched history a novel's worth of suspense and brio. -- Publisher description from http://us.penguingroup.com (Sep. 23, 2011)
Jonestown express by James Reston( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The accidental victim : JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald, and the real target in Dallas by James Reston( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian James Reston Jr. makes the case that Texas Governor John Connally, not President John F. Kennedy, was the intended target of Lee Harvey Oswald
Father cares, the last of Jonestown by James Reston( Recording )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part one presents a radio documentary of the events leading up to the mass suicide by members of the Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978. Heard are actual tapes recorded by leader Jim Jones and his followers. Part two comprises excerpts from the national call-in and panel discussion, which followed the airing of the documentary
 
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Alternative Names
Reston, James

Reston, James 1941- Jr

Reston, James Jr. 1941-

جيمس رستون، 1941-

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The last apocalypse : Europe at the year 1000 A.D.Galileo : a lifeDogs of God : Columbus, the Inquisition, and the defeat of the MoorsOur father who art in hellSherman's march and VietnamDefenders of the faith : Charles V, Suleyman the Magnificent, and the battle for Europe, 1520-1536Collision at home plate : the lives of Pete Rose and Bart GiamattiThe innocence of Joan Little : a Southern mystery