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James Lee Burke. For Linda and Roger Grainger Praise for Crusader's Cross Epilogue Acknowledgements Robicheaux extract About the.

Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409132424

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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America's most acclaimed crime writer returns to Louisiana with one of the best-loved detectives in fiction, Dave Robicheaux. In the summer of 1958, Dave Robicheaux and his half-brother Jimmie are just out of high school. Jimmie and Dave get work with an oil company, laying out rubber cables in the bays and mosquito-infested swamps all along the Louisiana-Texas coastline. But on the Fourth of July, change approaches in the form of Ida Durbin, a sweet-faced young woman with a lovely voice and a mandolin. Jimmie falls instantly in love with her. But Ida's not free to love - she's a prostitute, in hock to a brutal man called Kale. Jimmie agrees to meet Ida at the bus depot, ready for the road to Mexico. But Ida never shows. That was many years ago. Now, an older, well-worn Dave walks into Baptist Hospital to visit a man called Troy Bordelon, who wants to free himself of a dark secret before he dies. A bully and a sadist, he has a lot to confess to - but he chooses to talk about a young girl, a prostitute who he glimpsed briefly as a kid, bloodied and beaten, tied to a chair in his uncle's house. Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke: 'James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.' Michael Connelly 'A gorgeous prose stylist.' Stephen King 'Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.' Daily Mail Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke: Dave Robicheaux Series 1. The Neon Rain 2. Heaven's Prisoners 3. Black Cherry Blues 4. A Morning for Flamingos 5. A Stained White Radiance 6. In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead 7. Dixie City Jam 8. Burning Angel 9. Cadillac Jukebox 10. Sunset Limited 11. Purple Cane Road 12. Jolie Blon's Bounce 13. Last Car to Elysian Fields 14. Crusader's Cross 15. Pegasus Descending 16. The Tin Roof Blowdown 17. Swan Peak 18. The Glass Rainbow 19. Creole Belle 20. Light of the World 21. Robicheaux Hackberry Holland Series 1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield 2. Rain Gods 3. Feast Day of Fools 4. House of the Rising Sun Billy Bob Holland Series 1. Cimarron Rose 2. Heartwood 3. Bitterroot 4. In The Moon of Red Ponies * Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *
2010-09-09 By James Lee Burke

A hissing sound begins from somewhere under our feet, a sweet mist or vapor. I inhale a breath. My head spins, my knees buckle, and then nothing. A beam of new moonlight that struck the Crusader's cross.

Author: Vincent Zandri

Publisher: Vincent Zandri

ISBN: PKEY:6610000236992

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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AN ANCIENT SOLID GOLD CROSS HAS BEEN BURIED ALONG WITH ITS OWNER. ONLY YOUNG CHASE BAKER IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO DIG IT BACK UP! "Can Chase and his pals survive the living dead?" You know Chase Baker as an adventurer and Renaissance man who loves the ladies but who also loves finding trouble in the form of buried treasure all around the globe. But what was Chase like back when he was a teenager? Turns out, he was a younger version of his adult self. In this romantic and historical YA novel, Chase teams up with his two best amigos--the skinny, fun loving, Twigs, and the combative but courageous, Baily. At Chase’s urging, the three embark on a late night quest to uncover the Cross of the Last Crusade which is said to have been buried along with the body of an old Frenchman, Pierre Menands. When Chase’s “sort of” girlfriend, the beautiful Monique, joins the hunt, the band of teens face down haunted ghosts, angry cops, a speeding locomotive, rabid dogs, a murderous resurrected crusader, and finally, the zombie reincarnation of Menands himself. For teenage and young adult fans of romantic suspense, alternative history, and action & adventure tales like those created by JR Rain, Stephen King, Clive Cussler and Dan Brown, New York Times and USA Today bestselling ITW Thriller Award winning author, Vincent Zandri, delivers a brand new thriller written for all ages and for everyone who loves a pulse-pounding, fast, edge-of-your-seat read. Scroll up and grab your adventure today! Here's what the critics are saying: "Zandri has brought back that wonderful 'quest' story that keeps the reader alert and pinging with anticipation from beginning to end. His 'Chase Baker' character is cocky, smart, and multi-talented, but with that brotherly quality that reminds you of a best friend in school. These are the types of characters we remember and follow, and Zandri does them with flair, along with non-stop action and a surprise ending. What thriller reader could not love that? The Shroud Key is well worth every minute." -- Suspense Magazine ***** "Vincent Zandri has become one of my favorite authors. This is a story directed at youth. I could see my boys when they were young would have read this and soaked it up. It would take them on so many adventures." -- Amazon Reviewer **** "Excellent...Totally classic teenaged boys humor and idiocy EXCEPT that they get into some awesome investigating of an artifact and the whole thing kind of prepares readers for the adventures of the adult Chase Baker...It's a fun book and the audio is even better! Andrew Wehrlen adds to the characters and to the goings on in a very good way."--Amazon Reviewer***** "As the mother of two teen-aged boys who would laugh hysterically at a burping catsup bottle, I completely get where Vince went with this one. Good, solid base for the Chase baker series...., BUT I'm so GLAD that Chase grew up because I like the adult chase a LOT LOT LOT better. Still, a peek at his beginning was.. cute.. and the adventure was an enteraining, exciting read ... thanks Vince!" --Amazon Reviewer*****
2019-10-20 By Vincent Zandri

The True Cross served as one of the fundamental symbols of the Crusader presence in the Holy Land during the twelfth century.1'1 When the relic of the True Cross was lost at the battle of Hattin, however, the Crusaders ceaselessly ...

Author: Jaroslav Folda

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521835831

Category: Art

Page: 714

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Examines Crusader Art of the thirteenth century in its historical, social, and religious context.
2005-09-05 By Jaroslav Folda

This is an illustration of what was called the Crusader's Cross, also called the Jerusalem Cross. There are at least two variations of the Jerusalem Cross. There are also thirty-five other kinds of crosses throughout Europe.

Author: Stephen John Spencer

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781597814973

Category: Religion

Page: 556

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Spencer addresses questions about the existence of a Genesis code, original sin, and why Christ had to die in this text based on his research into Genesis.
2006-05-01 By Stephen John Spencer

James of Vitry describes the crusader's cross as standing for the love and devotion of Christ which draws him to Jerusalem to see the tomb of Christ, so that he can “serve [it], come to its aid and liberate it from the enemies.

Author: Marisa Galvez

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226693491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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In the Middle Ages, religious crusaders took up arms, prayed, bade farewell to their families, and marched off to fight in holy wars. These Christian soldiers also created accounts of their lives in lyric poetry, putting words to the experience of personal sacrifice and the pious struggle associated with holy war. The crusaders affirmed their commitment to fighting to claim a distant land while revealing their feelings as they left behind their loved ones, homes, and earthly duties. Their poems and related visual works offer us insight into the crusaders’ lives and values at the boundaries of earthly and spiritual duties, body and soul, holy devotion and courtly love. In The Subject of Crusade, Marisa Galvez offers a nuanced view of holy war and crusade poetry, reading these lyric works within a wider conversation with religion and culture. Arguing for an interdisciplinary treatment of crusade lyric, she shows how such poems are crucial for understanding the crusades as a complex cultural and historical phenomenon. Placing them in conversation with chronicles, knightly handbooks, artworks, and confessional and pastoral texts, she identifies a particular “crusade idiom” that emerged out of the conflict between pious and earthly duties. Galvez fashions an expanded understanding of the creative works made by crusaders to reveal their experiences, desires, ideologies, and reasons for taking up the cross.
2020-04-10 By Marisa Galvez

Finally, as the Lord commanded Joshua to lift his shield against the king of Ai, the crusade preacher called for his hearers to hold up this cross through their actions. In this manner, the crusade preacher combined the allegorical and ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004386136

Category: History

Page: 316

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This volume captures the diversity of approaches in crusade scholarship, which often cross cultures and academic disciplines. Essays by the contributors study the role of art and architecture, liturgy, legal practice, literature, and politics in the institution of crusade.
2018-11-01 By

The crusader's cross is described as a cheap cloth or valueless rag (a charge repeated less humorously half a century later by a Languedoc heretic).43 The anti-hero, Renart the Fox, unabashed, takes the cross to avoid punishment, ...

Author: Christopher Tyerman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300245455

Category: History

Page: 420

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A lively reimagining of how the distant medieval world of war functioned, drawing on the objects used and made by crusaders Throughout the Middle Ages crusading was justified by religious ideology, but the resulting military campaigns were fueled by concrete objectives: land, resources, power, reputation. Crusaders amassed possessions of all sorts, from castles to reliquaries. Campaigns required material funds and equipment, while conquests produced bureaucracies, taxation, economic exploitation, and commercial regulation. Wealth sustained the Crusades while material objects, from weaponry and military technology to carpentry and shipping, conditioned them. This lavishly illustrated volume considers the material trappings of crusading wars and the objects that memorialized them, in architecture, sculpture, jewelry, painting, and manuscripts. Christopher Tyerman’s incorporation of the physical and visual remains of crusading enriches our understanding of how the crusaders themselves articulated their mission, how they viewed their place in the world, and how they related to the cultures they derived from and preyed upon.
2019-05-23 By Christopher Tyerman

anticlericalism by their attacks on corrupt ecclesiastics and indiscriminately giving the crusader's cross to all who desired it as a sign of conversion. Many of their efforts would be enshrined in the canons of the Fourth Lateran ...

Author: E.J. Mylod

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317160175

Category: History

Page: 240

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The Fifth Crusade represented a cardinal event in early thirteenth-century history, occurring during what was probably the most intensive period of crusading in both Europe and the Holy Land. Following the controversial outcome of the Fourth Crusade in 1204, and the decrees of the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215, Pope Innocent III's reform agenda was set to give momentum to a new crusading effort. Despite the untimely death of Innocent III in 1216, the elaborate organisation and firm crusading framework made it possible for Pope Honorius III to launch and oversee the expedition. The Fifth Crusade marked the last time that a medieval pope would succeed in mounting a full-scale, genuinely international crusade for the recovery of the Holy Land, yet, despite its significance, it has largely been neglected in the historiography. The crusade was much more than just a military campaign, and the present book locates it in the contemporary context for the first time. The Fifth Crusade in Context is of crucial importance not only to better understand the organization and execution of the expedition itself, but also to appreciate its place in the longer history of crusading, as well as the significance of its impact on the medieval world.
2016-10-14 By E.J. Mylod

'He made a cross,...yeah, he made a small cross...pretty nice one too.' He relaxed for a moment. Within seconds he jumped to his feet. 'Professor!! He made a cross!! He made a cross!! Just about the same size as the indention in the ...

Author: Rock DiLisio

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532073304

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

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The Knights Templar were a famous order of knights that fought during the era of the Crusades. During their tenure in the Holy Land, they were known to have discovered some of the world’s most sought-after religious artifacts and, eventually, brought them to Europe. The Templars and their treasures vanished from sight when the order was falsely accused of various crimes. Since that time, the search for the famous artifacts has been on-going, and one of the world’s most distinguished archaeologists, Marshall Mane, has set his sights on a little-known but enormously significant relic. Pennsylvania museums to the highlands of Scotland all play a role in an adventure of intriguing plots and high stakes. Do the Knights Templar still ride into battle?
2019-04-18 By Rock DiLisio

Crusader's Cross Greek crosses are usually found applied to tombstones as a Crusader's Cross, Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island Acea Mausoleum, GreenWood Cemetery, Brooklyn Bachmann Monument, Moravian Cemetery, Staten.

Author: Douglas Keister

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423621027

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Includes a folded comprehensive cemetery gazetteer to the cemeteries in all five New York boroughs and southern Westchester County, glued to the inside back cover.
2011 By Douglas Keister