I just received this message from author Paul Moses and thought it might be of general interest to TA readers:
"The book I was writing when I went to Assisi is now out: The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace (Doubledayy).".
I have not yet read Paul's book(have requested a copy from him) but do respect Paul..and expect it to be a good read. The title intrigues, doesn't it?