Fresh Air, James Reston, Jr. and Jules Dassin (Nonfiction) Fresh Air, James Reston, Jr. and Jules Dassin (Nonfiction)

Fresh Air, James Reston, Jr. and Jules Dassin (Nonfiction‪)‬

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Author James Reston, Jr. and film director Jules Dassin on this edition of Fresh Air. James Reston, Jr.'s new book is Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade. It's the story of the battle for the Holy Land in the late 12th century. It begins as a dual biography of Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt, Syria, Arabia and Mesopotamia, and Richard I, King of England, known as the Lionheart. The two men led the battling Islamic and Christian armies. James Reston is also the author of 12 books, including The Last Apocalypse and Galileo: A Life. He is currently a scholar in residence at the Library of Congress. Film director Jules Dassin's 1955 film noir masterpiece Rififi was re-released last year. It was virtually unseen since its release because Dassin was blacklisted. He met and married Greek actress Melina Mercouri, and went on to collaorate with her in the hit films Never on Sunday and Topkapi, the inspiration for Mission: Impossible. Mercouri is being honored by New York's Film forum. (Broadcast Date: October 8, 2001)

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
NARRATOR
TG
Terry Gross
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
00:47
hr min
RELEASED
2001
October 8
PUBLISHER
WHYY-FM
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
21.5
MB