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Roberts, Adam

Overview
Works: 19 works in 62 publications in 2 languages and 1,867 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  History  Poetry  Dystopian fiction  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Detective and mystery fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR4476, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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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 held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equatorial Guinea is a tiny African country. Humid, jungle-covered, and rife with disease, even some of its own people call it Devil Island. Its president in 2004, Obiang Nguema, had been accused of cannibalism, mass murder, billion-dollar corruption, and general rule by terror. Why, in March 2004, was Equatorial Guinea the target of a group of British, South African and Zimbabwean mercenaries, traveling on an American-registered ex-National Guard military plane, that was flown to Africa by American pilots? The real motive lay deep below the ocean floor: oil. In The Dogs of War, novelist Frederick Forsyth had described an attempt by mercenaries to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea--in 1972. The chain of events surrounding the night of March 7, 2004, is a rare case of life imitating art--or, at least, life imitating a 1970s thriller--in almost uncanny detail, in a tale of venality, vanity and greed.--From publisher description
The real-town murders by Adam Roberts( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 137 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
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 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris / Adam Roberts by Adam Roberts( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore behind the over-familiar facade of the world's most visited city. In this book, Paris-based writer and Invisible Paris blogger, Adam Roberts, provides a concise and informative portrait of the iconic metropolis. He uncovers the story of how a provincial backwater rose up to become the richest and most powerful city in Europe, and a world leader in fashion, the arts, and gastronomy - and why it continues to dazzle today. In short, illustrated chapters, Roberts casts his eye over 2,000 years of turbulent history, from a time when roaming Celtic tribes first set up camp to the present day: he covers the rise and fall of royalty, uprisings and invasions, destruction and magnificent redevelopments, and he explores the city's contributions to the world, including gothic architecture, city planning, mammoth museums and urban art. A section on the city today - perceptive essays and observations on topics ranging from Parisian Sundays to the inside workings of a historic hotel - reveal the twenty-first-century city of Paris
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 67 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
Superfast primetime ultimate nation : the relentless invention of modern India by Adam Roberts( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, 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
Melba Moore : a night in St. Lucia by Melba Moore( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melba's performance at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival. Includes an interview with the artist
The gate to Women's Country by Sheri S Tepper( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a nuclear holocaust, civilization evolves into two disparate parts of walled towns and warrior garrisons
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 36 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
Biographia literaria by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second volume of a work of autobiography and philosophy by the great English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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

Ribs by Adam Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Superfast, primetime, ultimate nation - the relentless invention of modern by Adam Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English 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

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

Roberts, Edward Adam 1940-

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