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This is a very interesting book-- even if you're not interested in Irish History (or even History period!)
Thomas Cahill's "How the Irish Saved Civilization..." is the kind of written history that was born in the oral tradition.
The title of the book for one thing is one of the things that make you want to instantly pick up the book.
A very good historical analysis of the maintaining of the written word. Writer has great style. A little over my head in the names and places of historical eventsPublished 3 days ago by sue flanigan
I am a Cahill fan. I like his exuberant writing style. The title of the book has some hyperbole. Yet, the message is not lost on me. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amos Smith
While the fact that this lovely, lilting bedtime story is rollickingly historically inaccurate is beyond dispute, this is a slim, glossy book with an amusingly over-the-top title... Read morePublished 8 days ago by White Rabbit
I read this long ago and it shaped my thinking about the classical period and the contribution of Ireland to preserving culture during the Middle Ages. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Miriam E Fairchild
Cahill is a very, very good writer. He is clear, he is flavorful, and he gets his point across with extreme ease. It is a shame that his point is complete nonsense. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Henry Baust
A beautiful book about the development of western literature and the Irish contributions to it.Published 1 month ago by Electricwriter
A very interesting book. I don't know why he had to add vulgarity and obscenities. He obviously isn't lacking vocabulary. Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Booth
This is a book that most people are not aware of that the Irish did. The Irish are the ones that saved Christianity from being wiped out (As in the manuscripts being saved) During... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr. Bubles