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  • War, Memory, and the Politics of Humorby Allen Douglas

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 68.95 US$ 55.16

    War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor features carnage and cannibalism, gender and cross-dressing, drunks and heroes, militarism and memory, all set against the background of World War I France. Allen Douglas shows how a new satiric weekly, the Canard Enchaîné, exploited these topics and others to become one of France's most influential voices... more...

  • Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliadeby Douglas Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This multidisciplinary study is the first book devoted entirely to the critical interpretation of the writings of Mircea Eliade on myth. One of the most popular and influential historians and theorists of myth, Eliade argued that all myth is religious. Douglas Allen critically interprets Eliade's theories of religion, myth, and symbolism and analyses... more...

  • Mahatma Gandhiby Douglas Allen

    Reaktion Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    The idea of nonviolent resistance is still as essential and almost as radical today as it was when Mahatma Gandhi (1869?1948) first pioneered in India the protest of political tyranny?in his case against British colonialism?through massive displays of civil disobedience. Gandhi?s ideas of peaceful protest went on to inspire the marches and sit-ins... more...

  • Understanding Financial Crisesby Franklin Allen; Douglas Gale

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    What causes a financial crisis? Can crises be anticipated or even avoided? Should governments and international institutions intervene? Based on ten years of research, the authors develop a theoretical approach to analyzing financial crises and use the latest economic theories to begin to understand the causes and consequences of financial crises. more...

  • The Institutional Revolutionby Douglas W. Allen

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    Few events in the history of humanity rival the Industrial Revolution. Following its onset in eighteenth-century Britain, sweeping changes in agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, and technology began to gain unstoppable momentum throughout Europe, North America, and eventually much of the world?with profound effects on socioeconomic and cultural... more...

  • Understanding Financial Crisesby Franklin Allen; Douglas Gale

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    What causes a financial crisis? Can crises be anticipated or even avoided? Should governments and international institutions intervene? Based on ten years of research, the authors develop a theoretical approach to analyzing financial crises and use the latest economic theories to begin to understand the causes and consequences of financial crises. more...

  • Doug Box's Guide to Posing for Portrait Photographersby Douglas Allen Box

    Amherst Media 2009; US$ 27.99

    Often overshadowed by complicated lighting techniques or advanced postproduction tips, this resource seeks to remind the professional photographer of the fundamental importance of a subject's pose. Conveniently designed in two-page spreadsa striking portrait on one side, a comprehensive how-to of the strategies used on the otherthis reference includes... more...

  • Flying with the Owls Crime Squadby Paul Allen; Douglas Naylor

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 7.28

    Meet the Owls Crime Squad. The firm that became notorious for pulling off the most audacious invasions and legendary battles no matter how the odds were stacked. What they lacked in organisation they made up for in sheer ferocity. Always up for it and never prepared to give any ground, they caused mayhem up and down the country, both on and off the... more...

  • Warriors: Omen of the Stars #1: The Fourth Apprenticeby Erin Hunter; Owen Richardson; Allen Douglas

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.24

    After the sharp-eyed jay and the roaring lion, peace will come. . . . Four warrior Clans have shared the land around the lake as equals for many moons. But a prophecy foretells that three ThunderClan cats will hold the power of the stars in their paws. Jayfeather and Lionblaze know that they are two of the cats in the prophecy. Now the brothers... more...

  • Warriors: Omen of the Stars #2: Fading Echoesby Erin Hunter; Owen Richardson; Allen Douglas

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 5.24

    After the sharp-eyed Jay and the roaring Lion, peace will come on Dove's gentle wing. Three ThunderClan cats, Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw, are prophesied to hold the power of the stars in their paws. Now they must work together to unravel the meaning behind the ancient words of the prophecy. As Jayfeather tackles his new responsibilities... more...