Browsing the blog archives for November, 2005

Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade, James Reston Jr.

The dis-oriented author author is a history buff. I was looking for a book to read on a business trip when I happened upon James Reston Jr.’s  Warriors of God. This book is the story of two of the most heroic figures in the Middle Ages — King Richard (Lionheart) of England and the Sultan [...]

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The Perfectionist: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine, Rudolph Chelminski

The dis-oriented author loves French food. When it comes to French food three stars in the Michelin Red Guide defines the pinnacle of haute cuisine. For the French, gastronomy is part of the national soul. Three stars is like the World Series, Superbowl and Stanley Cup all combined into one. It takes a special class [...]

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