In Full Flood is a warm, honest and reflective book which chronicles the four main phases of Finbarr Flood’s life: his initial infatuation and fledgling career in football, his rise to the very top of Guinness in Ireland, his period chairing the Labour Court, and his role as chairman of Shelbourne Football Club. From his roots in inner-city Dublin through to his contacts with many of the principal players in Irish public life, Finbarr Flood, who died in 2016, garnered and retained great respect in the many fields – sporting and otherwise – in which he was involved.
In Full Flood
- “a safe pair of hands, on and off the pitch” ––Liam Mackey, Irish Independent
Richard Dawkins once wrote, “Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.” Francis Collins, former Director of the Human Genome Project, believed that our selfless moral feelings conflict with the evolutionary urge to preserve our DNA, and could only have come to pass as a result of divine intervention. They were both wrong.
In The Pursuit of Kindness, Éamonn Toland provides compelling evidence from biology, psychology, history and archaeology that, for 95 percent of the time that humans have walked the earth, survival of the fittest for our species has meant survival of the kindest. In fascinating, clearly written and entertaining prose, he argues that collaboration is more deeply engrained than competition, and that it is only by working together that human beings can prosper. In an increasingly polarised world, The Pursuit of Kindness offers an optimistic view of human development; it is essential reading for all those interested in the survival of the human species.
The Pursuit of Kindness is published on 27 May and is available for preorder now.