Synopsis-:

This is a biography of Yusuf bin Ayyub AKA Saladin, the man who united the Islamic empire to fight the crusades and reclaim the holy city of Jerusalem from the Crusades.

Review -:

  • Very well written, nicely paced, u don’t feel like dragging yourself through the pages.
  • When different sources regarding a particular event contradict each other, the writer does a good of stringing together a reasonable narrative.
  • He sets the tone for Saladin’s story by describing his milieu and the figures before Saladin emerged.
  • A concise and lucid analysis of his principles and character traits that make him a stupendous leader.
  • Impressive summary of the status of Saladin after his death.
  • A deep dive into Saladin’s childhood in an attempt to pin down the psychological reasons that shaped his exemplary character.

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