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Thomas Cahill
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THOMAS CAHILL's appealing approach to distant history has won the attention of millions of readers in North America and beyond. Cahill is the author of five volumes in the Hinges of History series: How the Irish Saved Civilization, The Gifts of the Jews, Desire of the Everlasting Hills, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, and Mysteries of the Middle Ages. They have been bestsellers, not only in the United States but also in countries ranging from Italy to Brazil. He and his wife, Susan, also a writer, divide their time between New York City and Rome

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Desire of the Everlasting Hills
The World Before and After Jesus
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 28, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Desire of the Everlasting Hills
The World Before and After Jesus
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $16.00

From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization and The Gifts of the Jews, his most compelling historical narrative yet.

How did an obscure rabbi from a backwater of the Roman Empire come to be the central figure in Western Civilization? Did his influence in fact change the world? These... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Desire of the Everlasting Hills
The World Before and After Jesus
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: November 2, 1999
Price: $24.95

In the third of seven projected volumes in his "Hinges of History" series, critically acclaimed scholar Thomas Cahill examines the life of Jesus and shows students how Western civilization has been influenced by his teaching. Here Cahill explains the social and political context that Jesus was born into-the Roman political presence... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Gifts of the Jews
How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 17, 1999
Price: $16.00

In his concise, readable treatise on the Jews and their enormous impact on history and civilization, Cahill recreates the philosophical and religious matrix of the ancient world and shows how the ancient Jews burst upon the stage with a completely new view. He explains the historical importance of key Biblical figures... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Gifts of the Jews

Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: March 16, 1998
Price: $27.95

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The Gifts of the Jews
How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 28, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.


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Heretics and Heroes
How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $16.95

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Heretics and Heroes
How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $29.95

From the inimitable and bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history, focusing on the Renaissance and Reformation and how this innovative period changed the Western world.

In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of Renaissance and Reformation (late fourteenth to early... Read more >

Heretics and Heroes
How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $14.99

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How the Irish Saved Civilization

Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 28, 2010
Price: $11.99

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How the Irish Saved Civilization

Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 1, 1996
Price: $15.95

From the fall of Rome to the rise of Charlemagne—the “Dark Ages”—learning, scholarship, and culture all but vanished from the European continent. Thomas Cahill brings this pivotal era vibrantly back to life. He argues that had it not been for the holy men and women of unconquered Ireland, the great heritage... Read more >

Jesus' Little Instruction Book

Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $8.99

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Jesus' Little Instruction Book

Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 1, 1994
Price: $9.00

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Mysteries of the Middle Ages
And the Beginning of the Modern World
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 28, 2010
Price: $16.99

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Mysteries of the Middle Ages
And the Beginning of the Modern World
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 4, 2008
Price: $22.00

From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization, a fascinating look at how medieval thinkers created the origins of modern intellectual movements.

After the long period of decline known as the Dark Ages, medieval Europe experienced a rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science and began to develop a... Read more >

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea
Why the Greeks Matter
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 21, 2010
Price: $12.99

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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea
Why the Greeks Matter
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 27, 2004
Price: $17.00

In the fourth volume of the acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece.

The Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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A Saint on Death Row
How a Forgotten Child Became a Man and Changed a World
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $14.00

Bestselling author Thomas Cahill tells the absorbing, heartbreaking tale of the hard life and tragic death of Dominique Green—wrongly accused, then executed in Huntsville, Texas—and shines a light on our racist and deeply flawed criminal justice system.

Green, an extraordinary young man from the urban ghettos of Houston, was utterly failed by... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

A Saint on Death Row
The Story of Dominique Green
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $9.99

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