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Reston, James Jr 1941-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 216 publications in 1 language and 14,972 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Interviews  Manuscripts 
Roles: Interviewer, Editor
Classifications: D201.4, B
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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 2007 in English and held by 1,817 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."--BOOK JACKET
The last apocalypse : Europe at the year 1000 A.D. by James Reston ( Book )
11 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 )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 1,682 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 )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From historian James Reston comes an account of the pivotal events of 1492, a year when towering political ambitions, horrific religious excesses, and a drive toward adventure and conquest changed the world forever. This book chronicles one of the most savage epochs in history, the years of the Spanish Inquisition. In an effort to consolidate their power on the Iberian Peninsula, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella turned to the priest Torquemada, a member of the Dominican order. Torquemada urged an Inquisition that would strengthen the sovereigns' authority throughout Spain, particularly in the coming campaign against the Moors of Granada. When Granada fell, tens of thousands of Muslims were given the choice of converting to Christianity or facing death or banishment. Torquemada then turned his ferocity on Spain's Jews. Reston also looks beyond the dark deeds of 1492, capturing the excitement of exploration and the promise of the future that was born in the same year.--From publisher description
Our father who art in hell by James Reston ( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,179 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 )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,105 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 )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Defenders of the faith : Charles V, Suleyman the Magnificent, and the battle for Europe, 1520-1536 by James Reston ( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 838 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 )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 763 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 )
9 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 711 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 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fragile innocence : a father's memoir of his daughter's courageous journey by James Reston ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 512 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
The knock at midnight by James Reston ( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To defend, to destroy by James Reston ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 187 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 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jonestown express by James Reston ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Defenders of the faith : Christianity and Islam Battle for the soul of Europe, 1520-1536 by James Reston ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 67 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)
Galileo by James Reston ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the founder of modern science and the embodiment of the conflict between science and faith, Galileo remains the most fascinating figure of his age. Here James Reston, Jr., writes a dramatic life of Galileo, one that not only takes us to the heart of this passionate, embattled, prickly, vain, arrogant, and brilliant man, but also paints a vivid picture of Renaissance Italy, of its unparalleled cultural richness and political and religious intrigues. At the center of the story, of course, is Galileo's discovery of the telescope, which revolutionized astronomy but put Galileo into conflict with the Catholic church until 1633, when the Inquisition denounced him, banishing him for the last nine years of his life
Father cares, the last of Jonestown by James Reston ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 46 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
The accidental victim : JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald, and the real target in Dallas by James Reston ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 29 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
 
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Alternative Names
Reston, James
Reston, James Jr. 1941-
جيمس رستون، 1941-
Languages
English (161)
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