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While there are a number of novels about the First Crusade, books that set the stage for the crusade by a description of France in the decades immediately prior to the crusade are rarer. That's why I'm please to introduce Scott Amis and his forthcoming book "To Shine with Honor." Join us at:
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Scott Amis will be releasing the first book in his First Crusade series in September. He talked to me about how he got interested in the period and what he hopes to achieve with the book. Join us at:
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In 1187 he saved the last Christian city in the Holy Land from surrender to Saladin, but Conrad de Montferrat has gone down in history as a villain. Find out why at:
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He went down in history as a despicable scoundrel, yet he also saved the crusader states from annihilation. Find out more about the controversial Conrad Marquis de Montferrat at:
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In a society where hunger was never far from the poor and famine occurred regularly enough to scar the psyche of contemporaries, excessive consumption of food wasn't about getting fat, it was about denying other. Gluttony was consequently a "deadly" sin. Read more at:
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Spartan cuisine is consistently described as terrible, but it produced the tallest men and (allegedly) most beautiful women in ancient Greece. Maybe the bad reputation of Spartan cuisine originated from the fact that most Greeks favored sophisticated cooking with complicated preparation, spices, crusts, and sauces.The lack of elaborate sauces, exotic spices and seafood may have made Spartan cooking seem plain to an Athenian aristocrat’s palate, but that is not necessarily the same thing as it being bad. Find out more at:
Spartan cuisine has a terrible reputation. It is consistently described as scanty, primitive and boring. I have even read books where Spartans are described eating dogs (presumably because this makes them seem more barbaric and bestial), although there is no of evidence that the breeders of the ...
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Pure coincidence that John also wrote about Spartan food!
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Spartan cuisine had and has a terrible reputation, but cooking was an honorable and hereditary profession and Lacedaemon a rich agricultural land. And could a diet that consistently produced "exceptionally tall" and notoriously strong men and beautiful women really have been all bad? Find out more at:
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It all sounds good to me, perhaps not to some pretentious person, but it
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Today I talk with Scott Amis about his forthcoming book "To Shine with Honor" that is set in France in the decades before the First Crusade. Scott and I share many interests and goals, so it was particularly fun to talk to him about his new book. Join us at:
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Definitely on my list.
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He allegedly threatened to shoot his father, murdered his doctors, abducted a princess and bribed bishops. But how much of that was political slander and how much reality? Find out more about the controversial Conrad de Montferrat at:
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The Seven Deadly Sins tell us a great deal about the ills of medieval society. Read more at:
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Never thought of them that way. Interesting.
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In a society without machines and robots, the production of all food, shelter and clothing depended on manual labor. Medieval society could not afford any member to idle. Even queens span and did needlework. Sloth was a danger to society -- which is why it was one of the Seven "Deadly" Sins. Find out more about what these sins say about medieval society at:
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Spartan cuisine is consistently described as scanty and boring, but was a diet that fostered famous athletes and first-rate soldiers really all bad? Find out more at:
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Historian, Historical Novelist, Diplomat
Introduction
Historian:
 
Earned a PhD in History from University of Hamburg with a ground-breaking biography of the mastermind behind the coup attempt against Hitler on July 20, 1944, General Friedrich Olbricht.
 
Non-Fiction Publications (History):
  • The German Resistance to Hitler: Codename Valkyrie: General Friedrich Olbricht and the Plot Against Hitler, Haynes Publishing, 2009.
  • The Berlin Airlift: The Blockade Breakers, The History Press, 2008.
  • Women in Aviation: Sisters in Arms: British and American Women Pilots in World War II, Pen & Sword Aviation, 2006.
Historical Novelist:
 
Specialist in historical fiction and biographical fiction set in Ancient Sparta, the Middle Ages and World War Two (WWII).
 
Ancient Sparta (Ancient Greece):
 
  • King Leonidas and Queen Gorgo: a biographical novel in three parts: Leonidas of Sparta: A Boy of the Agoge, Leonidas of Sparta: A Peerless Peer, Leonidas of Sparta: A Heroic King
  • Archaic Sparta: Are They Singing in Sparta? Spartan Slave, Spartan Queen, The Olympic Charioteer.
The Middle Ages - The Age of Chivalry
 
  • Tales from the Languedoc during the Albigensian Crusades: A Widow's Crusade, The Disinherited, The Devil's Knight (not yet released).
  • Tales from the Crusader Kingdoms: The Lion of Karpas, a novel about the Latin Kingdom of Cyprus in the early 13th Century (not yet released.)
  • Biographical novel about Balian d'Ibelin, the defender of Jerusalem against Saladin. (In progress.)
  • The Templar Tales: St. Louis Knight, The English Templar.
Second World War (World War II, WWII)
 
  • Battle of Britain: Chasing the Wind, (published in Kindle format as: Where Eagles Never Flew.
  • The Air War 1943: The Lady in the Spitfire.
  • The German Resistance to Hitler: An Obsolete Honor (published in Kindle format as Hitler's Demons.)
Diplomat:
 
Career Foreign Service Officer -- hence several of my books have a focus on diplomacy.
Bragging rights
"Chasing the Wind" received the Reviewers Choice Award from Reader Views in 2008.
Work
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Novelist, Historian and Diplomat
Skills
Novelist and Historian
Employment
  • U.S. Department of State
    Foreign Service Officer, 2005 - present
  • Intermezzo Ventures GmbH
    Investor Relations Manager, 2003 - 2005
  • Mediport Venture Capital GmbH
    Investor Relations Manager, 2001 - 2003
  • FortuneCity.com
    Investor Relations Manager, 1999 - 2001
  • Bankgesellschaft Berlin
    Investor Relations Manager, 1996 - 1999
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