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If you could recommend a good biography of King Saint Louis IX, please let me know.  Thank you.
Back in August I queried about St. Louis IX fiction, and someone came up with a biography recommendation, Saint Louis, Man of the Middle Ages by Carol Greene:

http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/inde...sg33141999

Hague, Rene, translator.  The Life of St. Louis by John of Joinville.  London: Sheed & Ward, 1955.

I can also highly recommend this book about his sister Isabelle:

Field, Sean L.  Isabelle of France: Capetian Sanctity and Franciscan Identity in the Thirteenth Century. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006.
(03-15-2010, 09:28 PM)Jacobite Wrote: [ -> ]Hague, Rene, translator.  The Life of St. Louis by John of Joinville.  London: Sheed & Ward, 1955.

I can also highly recommend this book about his sister Isabelle:

Field, Sean L.  Isabelle of France: Capetian Sanctity and Franciscan Identity in the Thirteenth Century. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006.

That book by Joinville is an absolute wonder.
If Father Rutler of EWTN fame has his way, someday there might be a King Louis offering from his pen:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/2...iew?page=5
"On my back burner is my literary pot-au-feu, slowly coming to boil: a life of Louis IX of France, one of the greatest men who ever lived. Statesman, jurist, and leader of armies. How many members of the current administration or Congress have heard of him?"