WorldCat Identities

Roberts, Adam

Overview
Works: 15 works in 48 publications in 2 languages and 1,641 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Anecdotes  Fiction  Science fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Adam Roberts
The Wonga coup : guns, thugs, and a ruthless determination to create mayhem in an oil-rich corner of Africa by Adam Roberts( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equatorial Guinea is a tiny country roughly the size of the state of Maryland. Humid, jungle covered, and rife with unpleasant diseases, natives call it Devil Island. Its president in 2004, Obiang Nguema, had been accused of cannibalism, belief in witchcraft, mass murder, billiondollar corruption, and general rule by terror. With so little to recommend it, why in March 2004 was Equatorial Guinea the target of a group of salty British, South African and Zimbabwean mercenaries, travelling on an American-registered ex-National Guard plane specially adapted for military purposes, that was originally flown to Africa by American pilots? The real motive lay deep below the ocean floor: oil. In The Dogs of War, Frederick Forsyth effectively described an attempt by mercenaries to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea & mdash; in 1972. And the chain of events surrounding the night of March 7, 2004, is a rare case of life imitating art & mdash;or, at least, life imitating a 1970s thriller & mdash;in almost uncanny detail. With a cast of characters worthy of a remake of Wild Geese and a plot as mazy as it was unlikely, The Wonga Coup is a tale of venality, overarching vanity and greed whose example speaks to the problems of the entire African continent
Soweto inside out : stories about Africa's famous township( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Jo'burg to Jozi : stories about Africa's infamous city( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wonga coup : a tale of guns, germs steely determination to create mayhem in an oil-rich corner of Africa] by Adam Roberts( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a cast of characters worthy of a remake of Wild geese and a plot as mazy as it was unlikely, The Wonga coup is a tale of venality, overarching vanity and greed whose example speaks to the problems of the entire African continent
The real-town murders by Adam Roberts( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alma is a private detective in a near-future England, a country desperately trying to tempt people away from the delights of Shine, the immersive successor to the internet. But most people are happy to spend their lives plugged in, and the country is decaying. Alma's partner is ill, and has to be treated without fail every four hours, a task that only Alma can do. If she misses the 5 minute window her lover will die. So when Alma is called to a car factory to be shown an impossible death and finds herself caught up in a political coup, she knows that getting too deep may leave her unable to get home. Alma must dig into the conspiracy, evade arrest, try to work out how a body appeared in a freshly-made car in a fully-automated factory, and get home
Melba Moore : a night in St. Lucia by Melba Moore( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melba's performance at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival. Includes an interview with the artist
The Wonga coup : guns, thugs, and a ruthless determination to create mayhem in an oil-rich corner of Africa by Adam Roberts( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a coup plot in Equatorial Guinea, explaining the significance of the events of March 2004 and their aftermath
Superfast primetime ultimate nation : the relentless invention of modern India by Adam Roberts( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

aToday, India stands on the threshold of global dominance. And as it faces the road ahead, attention focuses on one man: its Prime Minister, Nahrendra Modi. A controversial figure in his own country and abroad, he has garnered unprecedented political support while facing criticism for his nationalism, his record in government and his economic policies. -- EconomistDrawing on years of on-the-ground research, and interviews with everyone from wayside fortune-tellers to Modi himself, Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what the future holds for the world's greatest nation
Twenty trillion leagues under the sea by Adam Roberts( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1958 and France's first nuclear submarine, Plongeur, leaves port for the first of its sea trials. On board, gathered together for the first time, are one of the Navy's most experienced captains and a tiny skeleton crew of sailors, engineers, and scientists. The Plongeur makes her first dive and goes down, and down and down. Onboard the crew succumb to madness, betrayal, religious mania, and murder. Has the Plongeur left the limits of our world and gone elsewhere?
Civil resistance and power politics : the experience of non-violent action from Gandhi to the present by Adam Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book addresses the complex interrelationship between civil resistance and other dimensions of power. It explores the question of whether civil resistance should be seen as potentially replacing violence completely, or as a phenomenon that operates in conjunction with, and modification of, power politics. It looks at cases where campaignswere repressed, including China in 1989 and Burma in 2007. It notes that in several instances, including Northern Ireland, Kosovo, and Georgia, civil resistance movements were followed by the outbreak of armed conflict. It also includes a chapter with new material from Russian archives showing how the Soviet leadership responded to civil resistance, and a comprehensive bibliographical essay."--Jacket
Treska va Dinchi by Adam Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy, Sovereignty and Terror: Lakshman Kadirgamar on the Foundations of the International Order by Adam Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

al-Ihtilal al-amriki lil-'Iraq : suwaruhu wa-masa'iruh by Adam Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lives and Statistics : are 90% of War Victims Civilians? by Adam Roberts( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.08 for Civil resi ... to 0.97 for Democracy, ...)

The Wonga coup : guns, thugs, and a ruthless determination to create mayhem in an oil-rich corner of Africa
Alternative Names
Roberts, Edward Adam

Roberts, Edward Adam 1940-

Languages
Covers
Soweto inside out : stories about Africa's famous townshipFrom Jo'burg to Jozi : stories about Africa's infamous cityThe Wonga coup : a tale of guns, germs steely determination to create mayhem in an oil-rich corner of Africa]The Wonga coup : guns, thugs, and a ruthless determination to create mayhem in an oil-rich corner of Africa