Thomas Cahill

New York Times bestselling historian and author of Heretics and Heroes

  • About 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 volumes in the Hinges of History series: How the Irish Saved Civilization, The 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 internationally, in countries ranging from Italy to Brazil. 

    Cahill is best known, in his books and lectures, for taking on a broad scope of complex history and distilling it into a remarkably accessible, illuminating and entertaining narrative. His lively, engaging writing animates cultures that existed up to five millennia ago, revealing the lives of his principal characters with refreshing insight and joy. He writes history, not in its usual terms of war and atrocity, but by inviting his audience into an ancient world to commune with some of the most influential people who ever lived. Unlike all too many history lessons, a Thomas Cahill history book or speech is impossible to forget.

  • Speaking Topics

    Courage and Kindness on Death Row

    Jews, Christians and God's Word

    Examining a common heritage of prayer and action.

    The End of Christian Division

    Looking at achieving reunion through truth-telling.

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  • Praise for Thomas Cahill

    Praise for How the Irish Saved Civilization

    Charming and poetic...an entirely engaging, delectable voyage into the distant past, a small treasure.

    The New York Times

    A lovely and engrossing tale...Graceful and instructive.

    Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times
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