Michael Collins - Author

About the Author

Michael Collins was born in 1964 in Limerick, Ireland. He is the author of six novels, and two collections of short stories. His work has garnered numerous awards, including a Pushcart Award for Best American Short Stories, The Kerry Ingredients Irish Novel of the Year, along with being shortlisted for The Booker Prize and IMPAC Prize. Collins is also an extreme athlete and has won The Last Marathon in the Antarctic and set a record time in winning both The Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race and The Everest Challenge Marathon.

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Teaching in the Sciences A Handbook for Part-Time & Adjunct Faculty

Teaching in the Sciences A Handbook for Part-Time & Adjunct Faculty

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2018

This is a unique professional development resource for college faculty who teach in the science classroom. Whether you are a first-time faculty member, or have experience in the classroom, this book will help you be a more effective and successful faculty member. It may be used by faculty in any science discipline, and offers guidance, tips and suggestions for those who teach on either the undergraduate or graduate level.Teaching in the Sciences helps readers focus on the essentials, including:Course development.Improving the science lecture.Student retention.Teaching non-science majors.Written assignments in the science classroom.Technology.Evaluation and testing.

St George and the Dragons The Making of English Identity

St George and the Dragons The Making of English Identity

Author: Michael Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/11/2017

St George's Day has become a topic of debate as more and more organizations promote celebrations on 23 April and more people wave the flag of St George to proclaim their allegiance and identity. But who was St George? How did this Near Eastern martyr become England's patron saint and an icon of English culture? And what is his relevance for today's secular, multicultural England? New research reveals that from the third century St George was revered as a healer, protector of women and the poor and patron of agriculture and metal-working more than a military dragon-slayer. Discover the origin of the cross of St George and the roles of Richard I, Edward III and Henry VIII in making St George the patron saint of England. With a foreword by Professor Emeritus Dan Brown, this richly-illustrated celebration of English culture shows how St George can be reinterpreted for our times while remaining true to our English heritage. St George can be enlisted in the cause of ecology, the campaign against FGM, and the fight to end modern slavery and resettle refugees. English yet international, revered both by Christians and Muslims, St George is a multicultural figure who symbolizes universal values.

Forages, Volume 1 An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture

Forages, Volume 1 An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture

Author: Michael Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2017

Forages, Volume I, Seventh Edition is the most comprehensive text available for teachers of undergraduate Forages courses. This edition will provide students with a good balance of scientific principles, to aid in integrating the concepts they learn, and practical information on forage identification, plant characteristics, management, and utilization that can be used by forage management practitioners. Grassland ecosystems are extremely complex, including the plant/animal interface as well as the soil/climate/forage interface and the text must support understanding and integration of all of these considerations. The coverage of the science behind the plant characteristics and responses make the book applicable in many parts of the world, while other region-specific management information relates mainly to North America. This edition has been updated to address emerging areas of study, including the use of forage plants as bioenergy crops. The editors also address the renewed national interest in environmental issues such as water quality, global climate change and eutrophication in the Gulf. This edition also addresses the role of forages for wildlife habitat and food sources, another area of increased interest in recent years. These revisions respond to the generational change taking place among forage scientists and teachers in recent years.

The Tigers of Bastogne Voices of the 10th Armored Division During the Battle of the Bulge

The Tigers of Bastogne Voices of the 10th Armored Division During the Battle of the Bulge

Author: Michael Collins, Martin King Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2017

The gallant stand of the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne has long become part of historical and media legend. But how many students of the war realize there was already a U.S. unit holding the town when they arrived? And this unit-the 10th Armored Division-continued to play a major role in its defense throughout the German onslaught.

Paul VI Pilgrim Pope

Paul VI Pilgrim Pope

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2017

Pope Paul VI (1963-78) was one of the most important and influential pontiffs of the twentieth century. In this engaging biography, Michael Collins examines this deeply spiritual man who is remembered as a reformer, evangelizer, and pilgrim. Pope Paul's pontificate was marked by an unprecedented series of international journeys, establishing a practice that his successors developed even further. These brought him face-to-face with modern life throughout the globe and the challenge of making the Christian message relevant in a secular world. Paul VI is regarded for his efforts to reduce poverty in the developing world, bolster the church's rejection of artificial birth control, and foster better relations between Catholics and Orthodox and Reformed Christians. He was beatified in 2014 by Pope Francis.

The Death of All Things Seen

The Death of All Things Seen

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

For Norman Price, in the midst of his own crisis, the financial crisis was a distraction signifying there were no longer any essential truths, no longer a beginning, middle, or end to events; a realization that eclipsed, among other things, the passing of his parents. Chicago, 2008. In the wake of cataclysmic events - both personal and international - Norman Price decides it's time for a new existence. But when a couple of bombshells are dropped onto his tentative new path, Norman's New Existence is suddenly threatened by past secrets. Michael Collins takes post 9/11 America as the background for a deeply moving novel about the fragility of humanity.

Charlie Chan in The Temple of the Golden Horde

Charlie Chan in The Temple of the Golden Horde

Author: Michael Collins, Earl Derr Biggers Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2016

Charlie Chan, visiting San Francisco to make a speech, finds himself swept into one of his most puzzling--and dangerous--cases! A cult known as the Golden Horde is running a spiritual retreat, helping the disturbed and the depressed find inner peace. Benny Chan, who worked for the Golden Horde, is dead ... but the priceless treasure he carried has been recovered. Benny's sister is searching for the truth, and Chan agrees to help her. Ancient scrolls, shadowy villains, and an ancient organization with modern ties to organized crime are just the start. For this case will take Chan across the Pacific in search of answers ... and to the edges of the human psyche!

The Death of All Things Seen

The Death of All Things Seen

Author: Michael Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2016

'There was a new beginning. He felt it everywhere, in the sweep of change, in the simple pronouncement of 'Yes we can!'' It's 2008 and Norman Price - a moderately successful forty-something playwright living in Chicago - considers the shuddering impact of the financial crash. What's needed, he thinks, is the will for a new existence. When his parents die, one shortly after the other, The New Existence becomes Norman's mantra as he tries to recalibrate his own shaken world. Into Norman's tentative re-building, a couple of bombshells are dropped. His parents' old house has to go on the market, forcing him to revisit the past. And then he receives a mysterious email from a man he has never met but whose name is instantly, painfully, familiar. Norman's new existence is suddenly threatened by past secrets. Michael Collins takes post 9/11 America as the background for a deeply moving novel about complex identities and the fragility of humanity.

Death of All Things Seen

Death of All Things Seen

Author: Michael Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2016

For Norman Price, in the midst of his own crisis, the financial crisis was a distraction signifying there were no longer any essential truths, no longer a beginning, middle, or end to events;a realization that eclipsed, among other things, the passing of his parents. Chicago, 2008. In the wake of cataclysmic events - both personal and international - Norman Price decides it's time for a new existence. But when a couple of bombshells are dropped onto his tentative new path, Norman's New Existence is suddenly threatened by past secrets. Michael Collins takes post 9/11 America as the background for a deeply moving novel about the fragility of humanity.

The Death of All Things Seen

The Death of All Things Seen

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2016

'There was a new beginning. He felt it everywhere, in the sweep of change, in the simple pronouncement of 'Yes we can!'' It's 2008 and Norman Price - a moderately successful forty-something playwright living in Chicago - considers the shuddering impact of the financial crash. What's needed, he thinks, is the will for a new existence. When his parents die, one shortly after the other, The New Existence becomes Norman's mantra as he tries to recalibrate his own shaken world. Into Norman's tentative re-building, a couple of bombshells are dropped. His parents' old house has to go on the market, forcing him to revisit the past. And then he receives a mysterious email from a man he has never met but whose name is instantly, painfully, familiar. Norman's new existence is suddenly threatened by past secrets. Michael Collins takes post 9/11 America as the background for a deeply moving novel about complex identities and the fragility of humanity.

Section 1983 Litigation in a Nutshell

Section 1983 Litigation in a Nutshell

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/12/2015

Coverage includes the statute's modern revival in Monroe v. Pape, municipal liability, individual officer and sovereign immunity, excessive force litigation, choice of law, state and federal court jurisdiction, remedies, and attorney's fees. There are also chapters on federal officer liability and the relationship between habeas corpus and section 1983. A helpful tool for practitioners, students, judges, and their clerks, or anyone wishing to get up to speed on this complex, ever-changing topic.

Empire, Nationalism and the Postcolonial World Rabindranath Tagore's Writings on History, Politics and Society

Empire, Nationalism and the Postcolonial World Rabindranath Tagore's Writings on History, Politics and Society

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/10/2015

By presenting a new interpretation of Rabindranath Tagore's English language writings, this book places the work of India's greatest Nobel Prize winner and cultural icon in the context of imperial history and thereby bridges the gap between Tagore studies and imperial/postcolonial historiography. Using detailed archival research, the book charts the origins of Tagore's ideas in Indian religious traditions and discusses the impact of early Indian nationalism on Tagore's thinking. It offers a new interpretation of Tagore's complex debates with Gandhi about the colonial encounter, Tagore's provocative analysis of the impact of British imperialism in India and his questioning of nationalism as a pathway to authentic postcolonial freedom. The book also demonstrates how the man and his ideas were received and interpreted in Britain during his lifetime and how they have been sometimes misrepresented by nationalist historians and postcolonial theorists after Tagore's death. An alternative interpretation based on an intellectual history approach, this book places Tagore's sense of agency, his ideas and intentions within a broader historical framework. Offering an exciting critique of postcolonial theory from a historical perspective, it is a timely contribution in the wake of the 150th anniversary of Tagore's birth in 2011.

Blood King

Blood King

Author: Michael Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2015

Michael's close friend Tara just passed away, only no one from her family came to the funeral. So Michael, his brother Jonathan, along with a few friends from college decided to throw a remembrance party and pass out fliers in Tara's home town in hopes that someone close to her past would show up. Unfortunately the town they entered looked to be abandoned, yet an ancient horror resided beneath the ground waiting to be released, thirsting for their blood.

Francis Bishop of Rome

Francis Bishop of Rome

Author: Michael Collins, Michael Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/01/2015

In Francis: Bishop of Rome, Fr. Michael Collins introduced readers to the pope who has grabbed the attention and the spiritual imaginations of Catholics and others around the world. Now, in this second edition, Collins takes account of the most important events and development of his remarkable pontificate. With a focus on compassion, Francis has challenged world leaders to be more attentive to the poor, begun important reforms of the Curia and the Vatican Bank, and called for two synods of bishops to discuss pastoral challenges that face modern families. This new edition, which is 25% longer than the first, includes more details about Jorge Bergoglio's early life and a far more expansive understanding of the pontificate of this remarkable spiritual leader. People of God is a series of inspiring biographies for the general reader. Each volume offers a compelling and honest narrative of the life of an important twentieth or twenty-first century Catholic. Some living and some now deceased, each of these women and men has known challenges and weaknesses familiar to most of us but responded to them in ways that call us to our own forms of heroism. Each offers a credible and concrete witness of faith, hope, and love to people of our own day.

Do It Yourself BookKeeping for Small Businesses How to set up and run an easy, practical bookkeeping system

Do It Yourself BookKeeping for Small Businesses How to set up and run an easy, practical bookkeeping system

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2015

This book describes a practical and easy to implement bookkeeping system, that anyone will be able to use without previous knowledge of finance, accounting or book-keeping. It provides a proven methodology that will enable you to: * Create a simple book-keeping system that anyone can manage * Create an easy to use system that controls the paperwork * Calculate VAT liability or VAT refund figures * Produce key financial figures concerning your business * Exercise proper financial control over your business * Reduce year-end accounting fees * Reduce the stress from dealing with book-keeping and paperwork If you can create a shopping list, then you can create a list of financial transactions and do your own book-keeping. It really is that simple!

Cryslin Origins Chapter 1

Cryslin Origins Chapter 1

Author: Michael Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 24/08/2014

A young warrior named Shulu is given a power at birth greater than any before his time. He possesses the power to become a god and the gift to control the destiny of new found warriors, who seek such power. Unaware of the true powers that's contained within himself, Shulu searches to learn the history of what's called the Spirit Cryslin. He wants to learn the Cryslin's origin and all those who came before him in hopes to better understand and wield the Cryslin's true potential. For anyone who encounters it, it may seem endless.

Act of Fear

Act of Fear

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2014

Until he lost his arm, Dan Fortune was known all over Chelsea as a crook with promise. Since fate forced him to go straight, he has become the resident private eye of this run-down part of Manhattan, chiselling a career out of divorce work and subpoena delivery. But a big case is coming his way. A beat cop is mugged in broad daylight and the only possible witness disappears the next morning. Unsure if hes looking for a witness or a perp, Fortune hunts for the kid, unearthing ugly secrets in a neighbourhood he thought he knew well.

Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms Classics Omnibus

Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms Classics Omnibus

Author: Michael Collins, Dan Reed, Rags Morales, Dave Hoover Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/05/2014

* Collecting the comics from the most popular fantasy campaign setting in history, this omnibus contains the first 14 issues of the Forgotten Realms comic series and the TSR Worlds Annual #1 originally published by DC Comics.

The Traveling Queen

The Traveling Queen

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2013

The Tigers of Bastogne Voices of the 10th Armored Division During the Battle of the Bulge

The Tigers of Bastogne Voices of the 10th Armored Division During the Battle of the Bulge

Author: Michael Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2013

The gallant stand of the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne has long become part of historical and media legend. But how many students of the war realize there was already a U.S. unit holding the town when they arrived? And this unit-the 10th Armored Division-continued to play a major role in its defense throughout the German onslaught. In The Tigers of Bastogne, authors King and Collins finally detail the travails of this young armored division, which had only arrived in Europe that fall, yet found itself subject to the full brunt of Manteuffel's Fifth Panzer Army in the Ardennes. At first overwhelmed, and then falling back to protect the vital crossroads, the 10th Armored was reinforced (not saved ) by the Screaming Eagles, and its men and tanks went on to contribute largely to America's victory in its largest battle of the war. The 10th Armored had only arrived in Europe that September, as part of Patton's Third Army, and their divisional motto, Terrify and Destroy, was somewhat belied by the onslaught of Nazi panzers that burst across no-man's-land on December 16. Instead their nickname, The Tiger Division, became fully earned, as they went on the defensive at Bastogne, surrounded by an entire German army, yet refused to concede a single inch of ground not earned with blood. General Anthony McAuliffe, of the 101st Airborne (and Nuts fame), said, It seems regrettable to me that Combat Command B of the 10th Armored Division didn't get the credit it deserved at the battle of Bastogne. All the newspaper and radio talk was about the paratroopers. Actually the 10th Armored Division was in there a day before we were and had some very hard fighting before we ever got into it. Fortunately, in this book, the historical record is finally corrected. With their trademark style, King and Collins, through their firsthand interviews with veterans, bring us straight into the combats of the 10th Armored, equaling the balance between the brave paratroopers and gallant tankers who, together, held off Germany's last major offensive in the West.

Money and Banking in the UK A History

Money and Banking in the UK A History

Author: Michael Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2012

This book is concerned with developments in three main areas of monetary history: domestic commercial banking; monetary policy; and the UK's international financial position. For ease of analysis the 160 years under study are arranged into three clear chronological divisons. Part 1 covers the years 1826-1913, a period in which the UK emerged as the world's leading economic power. It was in these years that an extensive and fully-operative domestic banking system was established. Part 2 covers 1914 to 1939 - the years which marked a break in the traditional monetary arrangements of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Part 3 covers 1939-1986 when the dominance of state influence within the domestic money markets was re-established by the Second World War and the acceptance by the authorities of the obligation to `manage' the economy which meant that successive postwar governments took direct responsibility for the conduct of monetary and credit policy.

Empire, Nationalism and the Postcolonial World Rabindranath Tagore's Writings on History, Politics and Society

Empire, Nationalism and the Postcolonial World Rabindranath Tagore's Writings on History, Politics and Society

Author: Michael Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2011

By presenting a new interpretation of Rabindranath Tagore's English language writings, this book places the work of India's greatest Nobel Prize winner and cultural icon in the context of imperial history and thereby bridges the gap between Tagore studies and imperial/postcolonial historiography. Using detailed archival research, the book charts the origins of Tagore's ideas in Indian religious traditions and discusses the impact of early Indian nationalism on Tagore's thinking. It offers a new interpretation of Tagore's complex debates with Gandhi about the colonial encounter, Tagore's provocative analysis of the impact of British imperialism in India and his questioning of nationalism as a pathway to authentic postcolonial freedom. The book also demonstrates how the man and his ideas were received and interpreted in Britain during his lifetime and how they have been sometimes misrepresented by nationalist historians and postcolonial theorists after Tagore's death. An alternative interpretation based on an intellectual history approach, this book places Tagore's sense of agency, his ideas and intentions within a broader historical framework. Offering an exciting critique of postcolonial theory from a historical perspective, it is a timely contribution in the wake of the 150th anniversary of Tagore's birth in 2011.

Carrying the Fire An Astronaut's Journey

Carrying the Fire An Astronaut's Journey

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/06/2009

The years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events - technical and spiritual - of our lifetime. In this remarkable book, Michael Collins conveys, a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humour of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 space walk, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.

The Secret Life of E. Robert Pendleton

The Secret Life of E. Robert Pendleton

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2007

A tale of murder and literary ambition set on an American university campus from a master of the dark side of human nature It's been over a decade since Robert Pendleton published his brilliant short story debut, and his hopes for a dazzling literary career now lie in tatters. Hanging on to his tenure in literature at Bannockburn college by the slimmest of threads, Pendleton's simmering despair boils over with the arrival on campus of his one-time friend, now nemesis, the bestselling author and king of the coffee-table book, David Horowitz. For Pendleton, death seems to be the only remaining option, but his attempt to kill himself is wrecked by the intervention of Adi Wiltshire, a graduate student battling her own demons of failure and thwarted ambition. Whilst Pendleton recovers from his suicide attempt, Adi discovers a novel hidden in his basement: a brilliant, bitter story with a gruesome murder at its core. The publication of Scream causes a storm of publicity, a whirlwind into which Adi and Horowitz are thrust - along with the sister of a young girl whose real-life, unsolved murder bears an uncanny resemblance to the crime in Pendleton's novel and a burnt-out cop with secrets of his own, who is determined to prove that in this case fact and fiction are one and the same.

Likes of Us A Biography of the White Working Class

Likes of Us A Biography of the White Working Class

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2005

Once they were portrayed as the salt of the earth. Nowadays, they take to the streets when paedophiles and asylum seekers are in their midst; they expose their lives in TV documentaries; they love Gucci and hate the Euro - the broadsheets cast them as xenophobes and exhibitionists and mock their tastes and attitudes. Who are the white working class and what have they done to deserve this portrayal? The Likes of Us is a fascinating and wholly original examination of London's white working class.

Commercial Banks and Industrial Finance in England and Wales, 1860-1913

Commercial Banks and Industrial Finance in England and Wales, 1860-1913

Author: Michael Collins, Mae Baker Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2003

In the decades before 1914, the City of London was the premier international financial centre. However, this position was not long maintained, other industrial nations quickly and effectively challenged the influence of Britain, and following the disruption of the world markets caused by World War I and the Great Depression of the 1930s, international hegemony slipped away for ever. The relationship of bankers and industrialists has often been cited as a key factor in this decline. Critics of the banks claim that, even before World War I, there were serious deficiencies in the financial provision provided by banks to the domestic industrial sector, and that these deficiencies handicapped Britain's competitive advantage in world markets, leading to the decline of their influence and power. This book examines these claims, and bringing to bear important new data that presents the debate in a novel and revealing framework, expounds an economic rationale for historical bank behaviour. Using a rich source of contemporary records, it presents a series of micro-economic studies into commercial bank assets and liabilities, financial crises, bank mergers, the professionalization of banking, the organization and conduct of the industrial loan business, and the nature of bank support given to industrial clients. The result is a new, authoritative interpretation of bank-industry relations in the half-century before World War I.

Resurrectionists

Resurrectionists

Author: Michael Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 11/03/2003

The Booker and IMPAC Prize-nominated author of The Keepers of Truth delivers a haunting novel of psychological suspense about a wayward family's search for salvation in an America that has left them behind. The solitude of the Upper Michigan Peninsula is Michael Collins's heart of darkness in this compelling story of the unquiet dead. Almost thirty years ago, when Frank Cassidy was five, his parents burned to death in a remote Michigan town. Now Frank's uncle is dead too, shot by a mysterious stranger who lies in a coma in the local hospital. Frank, working menial jobs to support his unfaithful wife and two children, takes his family north in a series of stolen cars to dispute his cousin's claim on the family farm. Once there, however, Frank also wants answers to questions about his own past: Who really set the fire that burned the family home and killed his parents? Will the stranger, who hangs between life and death, be able to shed light on long-buried secrets? As the television blares the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, news of Jim Jones, and endless sitcom reruns, simple answers -- and the promise of the American dream -- seem to recede from Frank's grasp. Brilliant and unsettling, The Resurrectionists is an ironic yet chilling indictment of American culture in the seventies and a compassionate novel about a man struggling to overcome the crimes and burdens of his past.

Keepers of Truth

Keepers of Truth

Author: Michael Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2001

The last of a manufacturing dynasty in a dying industrial town, Bill lives alone in the family mansion and works for the Truth, the moribund local paper. He yearns to write long philosophical pieces about the American dream gone sour, not the flaccid write-ups of bake-off contests demanded by the Truth. Then, old man Lawton goes missing, and suspicion fixes on his son, Ronny. Paradoxically, the specter of violent death breathes new life into the town. For Bill, a deeper and more disturbing involvement with the Lawtons ensues. The Lawton murder and the obsessions it awakes in the town come to symbolize the mood of a nation on the edge. Compulsively readable, The Keepers of Truth startles both with its insights and with Collins's powerful, incisive writing.

Carrying the Fire An Astronaut's Journey

Carrying the Fire An Astronaut's Journey

Author: Michael Collins, Charles Lindbergh Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2001

NASA astronaut Michael Collins trained as an experimental test pilot before venturing into space as a vital member of the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 missions. In Carrying the Fire, his account of his voyages into space and the years of training that led up to them, Collins reveals the human tensions, the physical realities, and the personal emotions surrounding the early years of the space race. Collins provides readers with an insider's view of the space program and conveys the excitement and wonder of his journey to the moon. As skilled at writing as he is at piloting a spacecraft, Collins explains the clash of personalities at NASA and technical aspects of flight with clear, engaging prose, withholding nothing in his candid assessments of fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, and Buzz Aldrin, and officials within NASA. A fascinating memoir of mankind's greatest journey told in familiar, human terms, Carrying the Fire is by turns thrilling, humorous, and thought-provoking, a unique work by a remarkable man.

Critical Crosscurrents in Education

Critical Crosscurrents in Education

Author: Michael Collins, M Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/1998

This text for academics and their graduate students, describes the important theoretical ideas of critical pedagogy and explains how sensible strategies that are consistent with these ideas can be put into practice. It should be also be accessible to people who work beyond the walls of academia.

Managing Activities Competence Approach to Supervisory Management

Managing Activities Competence Approach to Supervisory Management

Author: Michael Collins, Roger Cartwright, George Green, Anita Candy Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/01/1998

Looking at the operations of an organization, Managing Activities examines the different types of organizations in both the public and private sectors. It then considers the internal relationships between operations, marketing, personnel, etc. within organizations.

Banks and Industrial Finance in Britain, 1800-1939

Banks and Industrial Finance in Britain, 1800-1939

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/09/1995

This accessible study investigates the role of banks in the finance of British industry, an issue which has long been the subject of dispute. From one perspective the history of British finance is one of success: from the late nineteenth century the City of London was the leading financial centre in the international economy. Yet there has been much disquiet over the level of support that banks have given to British Industry, particularly when Britain's economic hegemony was challenged at the end of the nineteenth century, and during the malaise which followed the First World War. Michael Collins weighs the conflicting arguments. Is there evidence of failure in the money markets? Has the estrangement of financial and industrial capital hindered Britain's economic development? He places these and other questions in historical context and provides a survey of literature on this contentious subject.

Banks and Industrial Finance in Britain, 1800-1939

Banks and Industrial Finance in Britain, 1800-1939

Author: Michael Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/1995

This accessible study investigates the role of banks in the finance of British industry, an issue which has long been the subject of dispute. From one perspective the history of British finance is one of success: from the late nineteenth century the City of London was the leading financial centre in the international economy. Yet there has been much disquiet over the level of support that banks have given to British Industry, particularly when Britain's economic hegemony was challenged at the end of the nineteenth century, and during the malaise which followed the First World War. Michael Collins weighs the conflicting arguments. Is there evidence of failure in the money markets? Has the estrangement of financial and industrial capital hindered Britain's economic development? He places these and other questions in historical context and provides a survey of literature on this contentious subject.

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