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Michael A. Flannery is Professor and Associate Director for Historical Collections at the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Prof. Flannery has published extensively in medical history and bioethics, winning the prestigious Edward Kremers Award in 2001 for distinguished writing by an American from the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the 2006 Publications Award of the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences.
He was also a good writer.
If you are looking for an unbiased work on Wallace's role in the development of the theory of evolution, this probably isn't the book you are looking for.
The author is at pains to demonstrate his knowledge of Wallace but his interpretation is deeply flawed for reasons which don't seem instantly apparent.
I was looking for a presentation of Wallace's meaning of Overruling Intelligence, which Flannery adequately does, but he undercuts his scholarship by continually siding with the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Edward Makuta
Discover Alfred Russel Wallace!! Visionary biologist and thinker only now being vindicated. Much of what we "learned" about him is belied by the actual history of his... Read morePublished 11 months ago by E. Aagaard
Alfred Russel Wallace: a rediscovered life by Michael A. Flannery, Discovery Institute Press, Seattle, Washington, 2011, 166 ff. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dr. H. A. Jones
If you're looking for a creationist take on evolution and Wallace, this is the book for you. This is not an in-depth biography of a complicated, wonderful person but a short... Read morePublished 22 months ago by holmespika
This is actually a book about two men, so don't be fooled by the title. One gets the impression while reading that the author is less interested in telling the story of one great... Read morePublished on March 6, 2013 by Andy Boerger
Buyer Beware! This book appears on the surface to be a biographical retrospective on Alfred Russel Wallace. Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by B. Leslie
Usually I eat up books on Wallace. He was someone from a humble background who devoted himself not just to investigating the natural world and the life of a freelance scientist,... Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by George Hegel