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The Gifts of the Jews (Hinges of History) by Thomas Cahill - Hardcover - from Discover Books (SKU: 3375814151)

The Gifts of the Jews (Hinges of History)

The Gifts of the Jews (Hinges of History) by Thomas Cahill - Hardcover - from Discover Books (SKU: 3375814151)
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The Gifts of the Jews (Hinges of History)

by Thomas Cahill

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0385482485
ISBN 13
9780385482486
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Nan A. Talese. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

Synopsis

The author of the runaway bestseller How the Irish Saved Civilization has done it again. In The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the actions of a small band of people had repercussions that are still felt today.The Gifts of the Jews reveals the critical change that made western civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life was seen as part of an endless cycle of birth and death; time was like a wheel, spinning ceaselessly. Yet somehow, the ancient Jews began to see time differently. For them, time had a beginning and an end; it was a narrative, whose triumphant conclusion would come in the future. From this insight came a new conception of men and women as individuals with unique destinies--a conception that would inform the Declaration of Independence--and our hopeful belief in progress and the sense that tomorrow can be better than today. As Thomas Cahill narrates this momentous shift, he also explains the real significance of such Biblical figures as Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the Pharaoh, Joshua, Isaiah, and Jeremiah.Full of compelling stories, insights and humor, The Gifts of the Jews is an irresistible exploration of history as fascinating and fun as How the Irish Saved Civilization.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Seller’s Inventory #
3375814151
Title
The Gifts of the Jews (Hinges of History)
Author
Thomas Cahill
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - GOOD
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0385482485
ISBN 13
9780385482486
Publisher
Nan A. Talese
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.s.a.
This edition first published
1998-03-16

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