Tuesday, September 26, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes bestselling author and historical consultant Dan Jones, who will sign and discuss his new book, The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors!
Jerusalem 1119. A small group of knights seeking a purpose in the violent aftermath of the First Crusade decides to set up a new order. These are the first Knights of Templar, a band of elite warriors prepared to give their lives to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land. Their legend has inspired fervent speculation ever since. But who were they really and what actually happened? In this groundbreaking narrative history, the bestselling author of The Plantagenets tells the true story of the Templars for the first time in a generation, drawing on extensive original sources to build a gripping account of these Christian holy warriors whose heroism and depravity have so often been shrouded in myth.
“With engaging liveliness and not even a penknife to grind, Jones chronicles the Templars’ actual record of great military achievement, fiduciary responsibility, exceptional faithfulness, and lasting cultural significance.” —Booklist
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Templars from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.