GREENWICH, Conn. -- Author Thomas Cahill is set to visit the Greenwich Library on Tuesday.
The New York Times best-selling author will be at the library at 7 p.m. for the AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary series. Cahill, an acclaimed historian who recently wrote "Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World," will discuss his books at the Greenwich Library, according to a press release.
"Unlike many history lessons, a Thomas Cahill book or speech is impossible to forget," representatives wrote in the release. "'Heretics and Heroes' is volume VI in the ambitious Hinges of History series, the first of which, 'How the Irish Saved Civilization,' spent nearly two years on The New York Times bestseller list and has over 1.25 million copies in print. Cahill's books are now required reading in many colleges and universities."
In "Heretics and Heroes," Cahill "draws fresh portrayals of the hallmarks of history and culture: the Black Death, the Borgias, corrupt popes, the Inquisition; and the individuals, the artists, scientists and religious thinkers of the Renaissance and Reformation whose work and ideas remain vitally relevant," according to the release.
"In this remarkable sixth installment of his Hinges of History series, Cahill writes passionately about the era's transformational art, the unexpected benefits of the Black Plague, and the intellectual struggles over secular and papal power, resulting in an entertaining yet thought-provoking examination of Western civilization," said Publishers Weekly, according to the release.
AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions from donors. Books will be available for purchase and signing through Diane's Books, according to the release.
Doors will open for the free presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, residents are asked to contact Marianne Weill at 203-622-7933, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Greenwich Library Authors Live webpage .
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