By Kenneth M. Setton, Norman P. Zacour, Harry W. Hazard
The six volumes of A heritage of the Crusades will stand because the definitive heritage of the Crusades, spanning 5 centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian views, and containing a wealth of knowledge and research of the heritage, politics, economics, and tradition of the medieval international
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While recuperating I did some writing for Harper's magazine that took me back to the Middle East as soon as I could travel. But one other commitment kept me home. I had agreed to direct preparation of the wartime history of OSS. Written, at Defense Department insistence, in the most horrible officialese language, it took nine months to complete. Until it could be "birthed" I was constrained to be an interested but necessarily distant observer of Iranian happenings. These were significant, all too often exciting.
58 COUNTERCOUP So began a most varied and exciting visit. M. The Shah had received me a t his palace at Saadabad. I was then all of thirty-one years old, the Shah not yet twenty-eight. He made a lasting impression on me, striking me a s an intense young man, with a wiry body and a wiry spirit a l s d a r k , slim, with a deep store of barely hidden energy. His personality was subdued at that time. This was due partly, no doubt, to advice he was getting from well-meaning individuals, including the American Ambassador, George Allen.
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A History of the Crusades, Volume V: The Impact of the Crusader States on the Near East by Kenneth M. Setton, Norman P. Zacour, Harry W. Hazard