Sir Charles Allen
After a career in the academy, Canadian-born Grant Allen struck out on his own to make his name as a writer. His early focus was on scientific topics, though he later expanded into fiction, as well. Allen was an early proponent of Darwin's theory of evolution and helped to popularize the idea through his writing. His biography Charles Darwin is...
Publisher : The Floating Press
published : 2014
Since the Second World War the British Army has been engaged in armed conflicts around the globe in every year except 1968. Some have been full-scale military campaigns, but most have been undeclared wars, fought out in such widely differing theatres as Malaya, Kenya, Cyprus, Brunei, Borneo, Aden, Oman and Northern Ireland. The Savage Wars of Peace...
Publisher : Little, Brown Book Group
published : 2016
In December 1903 a British army marched over the Himalayas to counter a non-existent Russian threat and was confronted by a medieval Tibetan army ordered to stop it by non-violent means. It was a clash between the mightiest political power in the world and the weakest. Leading the mission was the charismatic Francis Younghusband. Commanding the...
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
published : 2015
What are the roots of today's militant fundamentalism in the Muslim world? In this insightful and wide-ranging history, Charles Allen finds an answer in an eighteenth-century reform movement of Muhammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab and his followers-the Wahhabi-who sought the restoration of Islamic purity and declared violent jihad on all who opposed them. The...
Publisher : Da Capo Press
published : 2009
Suppose that four simple instinctual directives helped to bring about the survival of the human species. While good for survival purposes, those directives have also been at the heart of most human problems. Why Good People Make Bad Choices takes you on a journey of self-discovery by way of new insights about the human conditio
Publisher : Loving Healing Press Inc
published : 2007
'In many ways we were an ordinary family: mum, dad, two kids, three dogs, one rabbit, two guinea pigs. I stayed at home, studying with the Open University, and dad worked, and the kids went to private schools. We lived in a rather nice semi in a rather nice area of Edinburgh, with a rather nice Volvo in the drive, and took rather nice holidays, wearing...
Publisher : Random House
published : 2008
What we believe makes who we are. James Allen explains this and then shows us how to live happier, wealthier, and more fulfilling lives. Join the millions of people have already found the pathway to wealth and fulfillment with this book. "Every man is where he is by the law of his being; the thoughts which he has built into his character have brought...
Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
published : 2013
This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity...
Publisher : Smithsonian
published : 2012