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I kept going thinking I really need to see if this book starts making sense for my dad's sake.
Thomas Cahill's "How the Irish Saved Civilization..." is the kind of written history that was born in the oral tradition.
This is a very interesting book-- even if you're not interested in Irish History (or even History period!)
How the Irish Saved Civilization
Thomas Cahill published this slender essay in 1995. It stayed on the New York Times best seller list for two years, which gives us a... Read more
very informative, filling in the history of a very old and literate culture unknown and not credited by too many;Published 3 days ago by don
Mr. Cahill provides the critical link in what has been a neglected segment of history, woven with excellent story-telling and spiced with subtle humor. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Richard J. Nassau
A well written account of a lost identity of the Irish heritage. Going as far back as the origins of the Irish people, to their contributions to Catholicism as we know it today,... Read morePublished 10 days ago by steven w.
Review for the audiobook edition. Wow! This was very interesting and informative. Some parts may have been a bit long and drawn out, like for example, when Cahill surveys various... Read morePublished 11 days ago by J. Paul
When I first saw this book at a Borders Store about 2003, the title threw me off, I didn't even open it thinking that it was a parody of a bunch of Irishmen getting drunk one night... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Dan Williams
Simply put, I'm prejudiced. I earned my dual citizenship after a long and educated journey. Prior to reading this IRISH salvation, I had no idea of my relatives, family. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Patricia McLaughlin