The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe is [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Irish-Saved-Civilization-Hinges-History/dp/0385418493"]a non-fiction historical book written by Thomas Cahill[/ame]. Interesting Intro discussing the "racism" preventing mainstream examination of the historically important role of the Irish. Basic Premise: The Irish preserved classic literature while A. The Roman Empire Imploded, and B. Barbarians destroyed the rotten infrastructure. Discuss.