First Comments about The Genealogy of the Crusaders
Glenn Martel - -
I purchased an autographed copy from Ky White a couple of weeks ago. It came prompt; in the mail and I was pleasantly surprised. From the photo, I had expected a somewhat thin book. The book is over an inch thick, with 380 pages of material and another 20 with bibliography, and index. "Genealogy of the Crusaders" makes a great reference book. If you have like Mr. White's posts, you will love his new book. Starting chronologically with the year 1095 and ending after 1291, Mr. White has provided a wonderful combination of dates, names, history, maps, and crests. To the extent it is available, Mr. White has included who did what in each year, and a little about their families. Conveniently, at the bottom of each page are cites to the original sources. This makes the book a wonderful all-in-one starting source for those wishing to learn more about the Crusades and/or their ancestors role in the wars, that you will enjoy, Well worth the money.
Ray Rooks - -
I got Ky's book and Wow! This is not just biographies of the Crusaders but a history of the crusades. This is an excellent genealogy reference work that stands alone with staggering individual Crusader detail. This IS a great work by Ky!
William Conger - -
I received my copy of your Genealogy of The Crusaders: Their Triumphs & Tragedies. It's a beautifully designed book and expertly organized. I'm really enjoying reading it and learning a lot about the Crusaders, including some of my ancestors. I think your book fills a gap in the histories of the Crusades by giving the lineages and deeds of so many of the Crusaders. I have quite a few books on the Medieval period and I think of Jonathan Riley-Smith, a History of The Crusades, 2nd edition, as the classic on the subject. But your book makes a wonderful companion to Riley-Smith for those who seek the family records of important Crusaders beyond their roles in the grand sweep of the Crusader era. Thanks for writing this book.
My copy has arrived . . . and it exceeds ALL hopes and expectations for this book. I knew it would be good but it's so much, much better than good! Anyone with noble ancestors MUST have a copy of Ky's new book on the Crusaders in their collection of genealogical works. Can't recommend it highly enough!
Leo B. "Mac" McDowell - -
"The Genealogy of the Crusaders" is a superb compendium! Extremely well-researched, well-written, well-illustrated, organized and referenced. It's a home run. It is most informative without being ponderous - very rare in a historical work of its depth and richness. This WILL NOT be my only copy. Congrats to Ky and Cindy.
Patricia Leeau - -
Finally, I had a chance to delve deeply into your wonderful book on the Crusaders. So many of my ancestors are in there, with good information and sources. It is an interesting well-made book. I appreciate the time line of the crusades, which I thought I was going to have to construct myself. Thank you for getting me the book so promptly. I love the book and am so glad you wrote it, your wife illustrated it and that I bought it.