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Thomas Cahill

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 previous volumes in the Hinges of History series: How the Irish Saved CivilizationThe Gifts of the JewsDesire of the Everlasting HillsSailing 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 is also the author of A Saint on Death Row.

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Desire of the Everlasting Hills
Written by Thomas Cahill
Anchor | Trade Paperback | February 2001
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-48372-8 (0-385-48372-4)

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

The Gifts of the Jews
Written by Thomas Cahill
Anchor | Trade Paperback | August 1999
$16.95/21.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-48249-3 (0-385-48249-3)

The author of the runaway bestseller How the Irish Saved Civilization has done it again. In The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the actions of a small band of people had repercussions that are still felt... Read more

Heretics and Heroes
Written by Thomas Cahill
Anchor | Trade Paperback | August 2014
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-49558-5 (0-385-49558-7)

In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through a time so full of innovation that the Western world would not again experience its like until the twentieth century: the new humanism of the Renaissance and the radical religious alterations of the Reformation.
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How the Irish Saved Civilization
Written by Thomas Cahill
Anchor | Trade Paperback | February 1996
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-41849-2 (0-385-41849-3)

The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe.

Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great... Read more

Jesus' Little Instruction Book
Written by Thomas Cahill
Bantam | Trade Paperback | September 1994
$9.00/11.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-37433-9 (0-553-37433-8)

Jesus' teachings have reached across two millenia, inspiring, informing, and uplifting people from all walks of life.  In this elegant little volume, a noted religious publisher and biblical student has collected Jesus' key messenges, culled from the Gospels.  Organized thematically, Jesus' words speak directly to contemporary lives and convey a man unlike any... Read more

Mysteries of the Middle Ages
Written by Thomas Cahill
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 2008
$27.00/36.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-49556-1 (0-385-49556-0)

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
Written by Thomas Cahill
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 2004
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-49554-7 (0-385-49554-4)

In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, his fourth volume to explore “the hinges of history,” Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining—and historically unassailable—journey through the landmarks of art and bloodshed that defined Greek culture nearly three millennia ago.

In the city-states of Athens and Sparta and throughout the Greek islands, honors... Read more

A Saint on Death Row
Written by Thomas Cahill
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 2010
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-2646-1 (0-7679-2646-3)

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