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Adams, John A. Jr 1951-

Works: 26 works in 88 publications in 1 language and 6,758 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Military history  Biography  Biographies  Academic theses  Educational films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay
Classifications: HF1456.5.M6, 337.72073
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Most widely held works by John A Adams
If Mahan ran the Great Pacific War : an analysis of World War II naval strategy by John A Adams( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Would the doctrine of one of history's great naval strategists have stood the test of World War II in the Pacific?
Bordering the future : the impact of Mexico on the United States by John A Adams( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The differences between the United States and Mexico may be immense, but their links - economic, political, and social - are profound, and growing stronger. In this incisive narrative, John Adams argues that Mexico, with which the United States shares a 1,951 mile border, is no sideshow but a pivotal component of American economic health and regional security. The primary theme that runs throughout the book is that Mexico's domestic growth and industrial capacity, population pressures, energy needs, political dynamics, and strategic location have historically had, and will continue to have, a tremendous impact on the United States."--Jacket
Mexican banking and investment in transition by John A Adams( )

22 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banking and investment in Mexico have changed radically over the past decade, and the economic events that prompted these changes will have a significant impact on Mexico's role in regional and world financial markets. Adams traces the evolution of Mexico's banking and investment activities, reviews current conditions and their implications for future investment opportunities in Mexico, and makes clear that what happens to Mexico's economy and political stability will have major implications for what happens elsewhere in the world. This is one of the first books to look at banking and investment in Mexico after the peso crash of 1994-1995, containing a highly detailed bibliography and notes. Adams' study will be important reading for international business, finance, and investment professionals as well as for their colleagues with similar interests throughout the academic community
Texas Aggies go to war : in service of their country by Henry C Dethloff( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas Aggies Go to War celebrates the school's distinctive Corps of Cadets and its military contributions while honoring the individual sacrifices of its members. Those who fought and those who remember them will find here a comprehensive account of the distinguished war record of this school
Damming the Colorado : the rise of the Lower Colorado River Authority, 1933-1939 by John A Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict and commerce on the Rio Grande : Laredo, 1755-1955 by John A Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Commerce and Conflict on the Rio Grande: Laredo, 1755-1955, Adams demonstrates how the increasingly diversified economy of the region fed the fortunes of the city through periods of expansion and dispute alike. His narrative, buttressed throughout by tables and statistics, paints a vivid mural of both the abstract forces and the farsighted and ambitious individuals that combined to bring prosperity to this unique city of the border. Readers will find a wealth of insights into regional economics, history, and borderlands themes."--Jacket
Keepers of the spirit : the Corps of Cadets at Texas A & M University, 1876-2001 by John A Adams( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given in memory of Gene Brossmann by George Richardson
To Bataan and back : the World War II diary of Major Thomas Dooley by Thomas Dooley( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon after the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines, Maj. Thomas Dooley began the first of six handwritten journals--more than 500 written pages--that he continued to update throughout the war. As aide-de-camp to Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright, commander of the Allied forces after Gen. Douglas MacArthur was ordered to Australia, Dooley had regular contact with commanders and headquarters throughout the Philippines. His journals reveal a very personal story of the battles of Bataan and Corregidor and the capture, imprisonment, and struggle for survival of tens of thousands of American prisoners of war. Dooley's journals--dutifully maintained even while he was a prisoner--are at once witty, articulate, stark, and often reflective. To Bataan and Back adds a new voice to the chorus of World War II history. Dooley was a 1935 graduate of the Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University), an institution that prepared many of its graduates for service in the Philippines and elsewhere. Texas Aggies celebrate a Muster tradition--a sacred pause to remember and honor who have died--that stretches back to the earliest days of the college. But an extraordinary Muster was observed during World War II that would deepen its meaning and further hallow the ceremonies thereafter. In April of 1942, with Japanese forces poised to overrun the Allies on the Philippine island of Corregidor, Maj. Thomas Dooley compiled a "roll call" list of twenty-six Aggies on "The Rock" during an almost constant bombardment. Dooley told a journalist about the list, and the resulting article spread rapidly throughout the United States, forever connecting Dooley to this enduring Aggie tradition. Dooley died in 2006 and his journals now reside in the Texas A&M University archives. In To Bataan and Back, Jerry C. Cooper has painstakingly transcribed, edited, and annotated these remarkable documents, shedding new light on daily life in the storied history of the war in the Pacific. -- Inside jacket flaps
Murder and intrigue on the Mexican border : Governor Colquitt, President Wilson, and the Vergara affair by John A Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 1914, Clemente Vergara discovered several of his horses missing and reported the theft to local authorities. The Webb County sheriff arranged for the South Texas rancher to meet with Mexican soldiers near Hidalgo to discuss compensation for his loss. Vergara crossed the Rio Grande, soon succumbed to a vicious physical assault, and was jailed. Days after incarceration in Hidalgo, his body was found hanging from a tree. The murder of Clemente Vergara contributed to events that put the United States and Mexico on the brink of war and opened the door for expanded American involvement in Mexico. Texas governor Oscar B. Colquitt seized upon the incident to challenge President Woodrow Wilson--a fellow Democrat--to intervene and even threatened retaliation by the Texas Rangers. Meanwhile, the White House played a larger strategic game with competing factions in the midst of the Mexican Revolution. Wilson's apparent inaction heightened Colquitt's demands to guarantee the safety of Americans and their property in the Texas borderlands, and the Vergara affair's extensive media coverage convinced many Americans that intervention in Mexico was necessary. Author John A. Adams Jr. shows how an otherwise commonplace horse theft and murder revealed a tangled web of international relations, powerful business interests, and intrigue on both sides of the border. Readers will be captivated by Murder and Intrigue on the Mexican Border and the continuing legacy that border events leave on Texas history
We are the Aggies : the Texas A & M University Association of Former Students by John A Adams( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Softly call the muster : the evolution of a Texas Aggie tradition by John A Adams( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich heritage of Texas A & M University is marked by a number of unique traditions, none more important than Aggie Muster. Observance of San Jacinto Day evolved into A & M Club activities, a structured muster ceremony, and eventually a worldwide observance by Aggies and friends of Texas A & M
The fightin' Texas Aggie defenders of Bataan and Corregidor by John A Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By any measure, the battles of Bataan and Corregidor were among the most intensely fought and devastating episodes in the World War II Pacific theater. Beginning in early 1942, the Japanese Imperial Army invaded the Philippines in an attempt to control the Pacific region and expand its sphere of influence. The defense and last stand of Filipino and American allied forces marked the largest surrender in their respective military histories. Their efforts slowed the Japanese advance but only at great cost. John A. Adams Jr. provides a new and compelling exploration of these pivotal events by reco
Battle of the Brazos : a Texas football rivalry, a riot, and a murder by T. G Webb( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During halftime of the October 30, 1926, football game between Baylor University and the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, a massive riot erupted between the two student bodies that resulted in the death of Texas A&M senior cadet Charles Sessums. Though various newspaper articles have chronicled this infamous “cold case” over the last ninety years, none has placed the riot in its proper context, nor has any official determination ever identified the person responsible for Sessums’s death. T. G. Webb has pored over related historic documents, including contemporary newspaper accounts, records in the library archives of both universities, personal correspondence of the victim’s family, and the original report of the Pinkerton detective hired by Texas A&M to investigate the incident. In Battle of the Brazos, Webb examines and explains the riot, its origins, and its aftermath, untangling many enduring myths that grew up around the event over the years to establish the definitive record. He allows readers to witness the heart-breaking arrival of Cadet Sessums’s parents at the Waco train station as they came to receive the body of their deceased son, and he places readers amid the swirl of charges, recriminations, and allegations that clouded the atmosphere at both Texas A&M and Baylor. Most significantly, Webb provides previously unpublished indications of a cover-up designed to shield the killer’s identity from public knowledge. This “historical whodunit” is a must-read for sports fans and historians, devotees of “leather-helmet” football, local history buffs, and Texas football enthusiasts alike
Future warriors : special operations forces in the 21st century by John A Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special operations forces have played a significant role in U.S. history when waging war or conduction operations during periods other than war. As the 21st Century approaches with the advent of the high-tech battlefield, will special operations forces continue to be relevant and how will they wage information warfare? This paper examines that question by exploring the current military revolution and how it shapes the future battlefield, information warfare and its application on the future battlefield, and the role of special operations forces in conducting information warfare. The result is that special operations forces have a role to play in the future
Cyber blackout : when the lights go out : nation at risk by John A Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warrior at heart : Governor John Milton, King Cotton, and rebel Florida, 1860-1865 by John A Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competition or cooperation : the question of federal-state interaction and the rise of the Lower Colorado River Authority, 1933-1939 by John A Adams( )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the New Deal a number of large water projects were either begun or given new life. One such creature was the Lower Colorado River Authority of Texas. After numerous attempts between 1900 and 1933 to harness and develop the Colorado River, Texas with help from the federal government implemented a multipurpose river development concept during the mid 1930's. The LCRA both benefited from other regional projects, such as the Tennessee Valley Authority, as well as contributing ideas for others. The rise of the LCRA provides an excellent study of both the conflict and cooperation between state and federal government. This interaction raised a number of questions on such issues as the role of federal authority over navigable rivers, the extent to which states right advocates could usurp federal jurisdiction and the resolution of public interest versus private hydropower initiative. Greater federal involvement raised numerous questions of control over such federal-state projects. The federal-state partnership during the 1930's was one of mutual necessity. However, this was not without political ramifications at both the state and national level. Expert advice and adequate funding were the two keys to success or failure for large endeavors such as dams, canals, hydroelectric and harbor projects. The LCRA project is no exception. The magnitude of dam projects was one factor that brought New Deal federal funding closer in harmony with states rights advocates of local projects. Furthermore, the LCRA demonstrated that federal-state cooperation could work for both regional recovery and the accomplishment of a major engineering project. Finally, the development of the Lower Colorado River, by the late 1930's fit neatly into the broader national concept of the New Deal. Key Texas advocates of the LCRA and multipurpose development such as James Buchanan, Alvin Wirtz and Lyndon Johnson, obtained prominent federal policy and leadership positions. Thus the objective of this project is to outline the roots of the federal-state interaction during the New Deal to develop a multipurpose river project from the perspective of Texas' experience with the creation of the Lower Colorado River Authority
Landslides and sedimentation in the north fork of Ogden River, May 1949 by A. R Croft( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Texas to Bastogne : Texas Aggies go to war( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Texas Aggies go to war : in service of their country( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This documentary portraits graduates of the Texas A & M University Corps of Cadets, and their contributions in military service to their country, from the Spanish American War to Operation Iraqi Freedom
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Mexican banking and investment in transition
Mexican banking and investment in transitionTexas Aggies go to war : in service of their countryConflict and commerce on the Rio Grande : Laredo, 1755-1955Keepers of the spirit : the Corps of Cadets at Texas A & M University, 1876-2001We are the Aggies : the Texas A & M University Association of Former StudentsSoftly call the muster : the evolution of a Texas Aggie traditionTexas Aggies go to war : in service of their country
Alternative Names
Adams, John A., 1951-

Adams, John A. Jr. 1951-

Adams, John Alfred, Jr., 1951-

Adams Jr, John A.

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