Books: The Crusades, Without U.N.

RIDE HOME TOMORROW (343 pp.)—Evan John—Putnam ($3.50).

"On a Friday, at three in the afternoon, the day and hour of the Passion, Godfrey of Bouillon stood victorious on the walls of Jerusalem . . . After 70,000 Moslems had been put to the sword, and the harmless Jews had been burnt in their synagogue . .. the bloody victors ... ascended the Hill of Calvary, amidst the loud anthems of the clergy; kissed the stone which had covered the Saviour of the world; and bedewed with tears of joy and penitence the monument of their redemption."

Thus Historian Edward Gibbon describes...

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