In having coffee the other day with some friends some subject arose which brought to mind Thomas Cahill and some of his books. I have read three that are part of his ‘hinges of history ‘ series. The first three below are the ones I have read and I highly recommend them to you.
Now I have just got to get around to reading the others.
The Hinges of History Series
How the Irish Saved Civilization, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1995
The Gifts of the Jews, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1998
Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1999
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2003
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2006; some printings are called Mysteries of the Middle Ages: And the Beginnings of the Modern World
Heretics and Heroes: Ego in the Renaissance and the Reformation (2013)
Mr. Cahill was born in New York and has taught at several universities and has written for a number of newspapers as well as an editor for publisher Doubleday.