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    You don't have to get his series on the Crusades. Check out his The First Crusade. I read this in my late teens. Early to mid 90s, I guess. Great history and great adventure.
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    LOL. I am spoiled. I have nearly 5000 books. Most were free or about a buck. The 800 pager was three bucks.

    So this goes on the list. Once I have read everything else on the Crusades I have, I will spend nearly 13 bucks.
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    What's interesting to me is about theLord of the Rings is that, while it inspired so much of the fantasy genre that evangelicals like my mom despised, it's a Christian and specifically Roman Catholic allegory. Weird.

    I never actually read the trilogy but I did read The Hobbit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    What's interesting to me is about theLord of the Rings is that, while it inspired so much of the fantasy genre that evangelicals like my mom despised, it's a Christian and specifically Roman Catholic allegory. Weird.

    I never actually read the trilogy but I did read The Hobbit.
    You should read it.
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