Allen Williams

  • Tu ne devrais pas venir ici.
    Tu pourrais te perdre.
    C'est déjà arrivé.
    Je vais te raconter l'histoire...
    Dans les contes, il y a des hommes et des loups, il y a des bêtes et des fées, il y a des enfants et des forêts.
    Comme toutes les jeunes filles qui ont la tête pleine d'histoires, Ofelia sait tout ça. Alors quand elle rencontre son beau-père, elle voit tout de suite le capitán Vidal pour ce qu'il est, dans son uniforme immaculé et ses gants de cuir : un loup.
    Mais rien ne peut la préparer à affronter la réalité hostile de la maison du capitán, au coeur d'une inquiétante forêt qui cache bien des secrets, dont un labyrinthe protégé par son terrifiant gardien. Là où la monstruosité et l'humanité se rencontrent, là où les mythes deviennent réalité.

  • De 1930 à 1935, tous les événements qui se sont passés dans la petite ville allemande de Thalburg en Basse-Saxe sont analysés dans leurs moindres détails. Pour la première fois, la stupé-fi ante montée de l'hitlérisme en Allemagne est décrite et expliquée au quotidien.

    Interrogeant des centaines de témoins, dépouillant les journaux locaux et les archives de la ville, William S. Allen a démonté les rouages du mécanisme implacable qui a conduit à la transformation du Reich, au dépéris-sement de la démocratie et au triomphe de la dictature.Cette étude, profondément originale, dépeint la facilité avec laquelle quelques hommes sans scrupule peuvent imposer leur loi à une nation entière, et montre comment, lentement, insidieusement mais sûrement, on devient nazi.

    /> Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Renée Rosenthal.

    Préface d'Alfred Grosser.

  • This socially conscious, culturally relevant book explores the little-known history and present climate of Black people in the medical field. It reveals the deficiencies in the American healthcare structure that have contributed to the mismanagement of healthcare in the Black population, and examines cross-currents that intersect with the major events in minority medical history.

    Illustrated across 10 expertly written chapters, this text features a longitudinal timeline with the presentation of evidence-based information drawn from historical, political, and clinical sources. The book begins with an analysis of diseases particularly prevalent in the Black community due to socioeconomic inequalities in available medical care. These diseases include sickle cell anemia, hypertension, heart failure, drug addiction, and HIV/AIDS. Bolstered by profiles of historically well-known Black physicians, stories of success in medical education, and the remarkable impact of Black medical organizations, subsequent chapters address the triumphs and tribulations of the Black medical professional in America. Concluding with an examination of the current health status of Black people in the United States, the book makes a case for future systemic improvements in healthcare delivery to minority communities.

    A unique, noteworthy reference, Blacks in Medicine: Clinical, Demographic, and Socioeconomic Correlations is written for a broad range of physicians and health providers, as well as professionals in the social sciences and public health.

  • Man's recent colonization of New Zealand has dramatically altered the resident biota and resulted in the introduction of numerous alien organisms to these once remote islands. In reverse, there is increasing evidence of a lesser known export of species to other regions of the world. This volume presents an in-depth review of the level and rate of such invasions, and investigates what controls the success of invaders and the consequences for ecosystems both on land and offshore. It provides invasion biologists everywhere with tests of current theories about those factors leading to the success of invaders as well as evaluating principles for understanding the nature of their impacts that form a solid basis for the effective management of biological invasions worldwide.

  • Building upon the success of Dr. Williams's widely influential book Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America: Beyond the IOM Report, this new volume takes a fresh and timely look at the state of healthcare reform and the progress and problems we face in the pursuit of healthcare equality. This book focuses on how the elimination of disparities can be accomplished through targeted efforts made within the context of reform. Comprising the combined efforts of the nation's best health policy analysts, researchers, key opinion leaders and clinicians, this book addresses both current and impending legislation and future movements in healthcare. With the knowledge that the problem of disparities extends beyond the present political arena into the larger scope of all aspects of healthcare delivery, the authors provide critical analysis of the causation of disparities, insightful examples of what has worked, and a striking call to action with implementable strategies for advancing equality.

  • Jesus Among Giants: Religious Biographies in Comparative Context compares and contrasts Jesus to Mahavira, Buddha, Krishna, Confucius, Laozi, Moses, and Muhammad in terms of their missions and messages. These foundational religious figures are introduced in their particular socio-political context-on their own terms, in their own words, within the canons of their respective sacred scriptural traditions. Each chapter features the biography of a foundational religious figure, their teachings, a comparative analysis, and a suggestion about what Christians might learn from other foundational religious characters.
    Jesus Among Giants offers a new approach to comparative religion as a confrontational conference of conflicting claims in search of uncommon insights into truth. This book observes striking similarities and discerns distinguishing differences but does not harmonize or hierarchize competing visions into a single coherent version of truth. Rather, it exposes and respects differences for the sake of determining the unique identity of each religious figure featured.
    There is no avoiding controversy and conflict among the foundational figures of the world's religions. Religious identities are forged in the face of differences. To adequately appreciate any one spiritual giant requires understanding them all. To know who Jesus is means knowing who he isn't. Readers are invited to face the facts and fictions, myths and messages, and claims and counter-claims that clearly distinguish Jesus among giants.

  • Sanskrit Debate: Vasubandhu's `Vimsatika' versus Kumarila's `Niralambanavada' illustrates the rules and regulations of classical Indian debate literature (pramanasastra) by introducing new translations of two Sanskrit texts composed in antithesis to each other's tradition of thought and practice. In the third century CE, Vasubandhu, a Buddhist philosopher-monk, proposed that the entire world of lived experience is a matter of mind only through his Vimsatika (Twenty Verses). In the seventh century CE, Kumarila, a Hindu philosopher-priest, composed Niralambanavada (Non-Sensory Limit Debate) to establish the objective reality of objects by refuting Vasubandhu's claim that objects experienced in waking life are not different from objects experienced in dreams. Kumarila rigorously employs formal rules and regulations of Indian logic and debate to demonstrate that Vasubandhu's assertion is totally irrational and incoherent. Vimsatika ranks among the world's most misunderstood texts but Kumarila's historic refutation allows Vimsatika to be read in its own text-historical context. This compelling, radically revolutionary re-reading of Vimsatika delineates a hermeneutic of humor indispensable to discerning its medicinal message. In Vimsatika, Vasubandhu employs the form of professional Sanskrit logic and debate as a guise and a ruse to ridicule the entire enterprise of Indian philosophy. Vasubandhu critiques all Indian theories of epistemology and ontology and claims that both how we know and what we know are acts of the imagination.