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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.
Fascinating easy read. Amazing history which should be taught in grade and high schoolPublished 3 hours ago by Rita P Hallas
This is an excellent book about an all too-forgotten part of world history. Mr. Cahill writes clearly and concisely with a droll sense of humor and wisely focuses on the persons--... Read morePublished 1 day ago by John Michael Keating
Funny title-boring content after the first few pages-I was hoping for more meat for a story I'm writing, but not here I'm afraid.Published 4 days ago by Vincent Walsh
Lots of good information that I was looking for. It fills in a lot of gaps from other books about the same time in history. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Phil Wheeler
A total bore. I kept reading hoping he would get to the point, but alas. Cahill equates civilization with western Christianity and fails to remotely convince the reader that the... Read morePublished 8 days ago by S. Mayer
After a visit to ireland this spring I was interested in this view of its history.