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Adams, James 1951-

Overview
Works: 104 works in 658 publications in 3 languages and 11,021 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Case studies  Controversial literature  Science fiction  Historical fiction  Bibliography  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PR5774, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Adams
The financing of terror : behind the PLO, IRA, Red Brigades, and M-19 stand the paymasters : how the groups that are terrorizing the world get the money to do it by James Adams( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren gennemgår og beskriver den terrorisme, der opstod sidst i 1960'erne og eskalerede i 1970'erne bl.a USA's og USSR's engagement og den måde hvorpå terroristorganisationer blev financieret. Bogen indeholder desuden en udmærket oversigt over terroristorganisationer
The next world war : computers are the weapons and the front line is everywhere by James Adams( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Next World War, James Adams shows how a new chapter in military history is being written as the Information Age comes to the battlefield: to bigger and stronger, now add smarter." "But the most sugnificant and important use of information warfare won't be on the battlefield. The most devastating weapons will be those that target an enemy's infrastructure - air-control systems, electrical grids, and communication networks, to name just a few potential targets. By hacking into computer systems, the United States could override programmed commands and thus shut down air traffic control systems, and open floodgates and bridges. Misinformation could even be broadcast, for example, by using imaging technology to simulate a television appearance by an enemy nation's leaders. This type of combat puts civilians at more risk than ever, as financial, communications, transportation, and other infrastructure systems become prime military targets. And information warfare puts the United States - a nation increasingly dependent on technology - in a position of both definite advantage and extreme vulnerability."--Jacket
Sellout : Aldrich Ames and the corruption of the CIA by James Adams( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On February 21, 1994, Aldrich H. Ames and his wife, Rosario, were arrested outside their home in Alexandria, Virginia, by the FBI. It was the end of the largest spy hunt in history and the beginning of one of the worst disasters ever to hit the CIA. As the investigators soon learned, never before had one man done so much damage to his country as Aldrich Ames did to U.S. intelligence and security during his nine years of spying for the Russians. Sellout by James Adams, the Washington bureau chief of the London Sunday Times and a renowned expert on intelligence issues, chronicles the Ames story in gripping, page-turning detail. Sellout is the story of a man destined for failure. Rick Ames entered the Agency at age twenty-three and soon distinguished himself for his lack of ability: he couldn't recruit sources, left top-secret papers on the subway, and as the years went by, was more often drunk on the job than not. Yet he survived and even flourished within the CIA
Secret armies : inside the American, Soviet, and European special forces by James Adams( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskrivelse af berømte specialstyrker det britiske SAS, den amerikanske styrke Delta Force og den sovjetiske Spetsnaz, der under krige anvendes bag fjendens linier og som i fredstid indsættes for at bekæmpe terror. Kommandostyrker; Kommandosoldater; Jægersoldater; Elitetropper
Engines of war : merchants of death and the new arms race by James Adams( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unnatural alliance by James Adams( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bull's eye : the assassination and life of supergun inventor Gerald Bull by James Adams( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia by Thomas More( Recording )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1516, during a period of astonishing political and technological change, Sir Thomas More's utopia depicts an imaginary society free of private property, sexual discrimination and religious intolerance
The truth about Muhammad : founder of the world's most intolerant religion by Robert Spencer( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spencer provides a warts-and-all portrait of the Prophet of Islam and draws out what his life implies for reforming Islam and repulsing Islamic terrorists. Spencer relies solely on primary sources considered reliable by Muslims and evaluates modern biographies to show how Muhammad has been changed for Western audiences, lulling them into consoling but false conclusions
The artist in the marketplace : making your living in the fine arts by Patricia Frischer( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A savage war of peace : Algeria, 1954-1962 by Alistair Horne( Recording )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It caused the fall of six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim Algerians died in the conflict and as many European settlers were driven into exile. Above all, the war was marked by an unholy marriage of revolutionary terror and state torture. At the time, this brutal and intractable conflict seemed like a French affair. But from the perspective of half a century, it looks less like the last colonial war than the first postmodern one: a full-dress rehearsal for the sort of amorphous struggle that convulsed the Balkans in the 1990s and that now ravages the Middle East--struggles in which religion, nationalism, imperialism, and terrorism assume previously unimagined degrees of intensity
Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the turbulent early years of a man who would become the personification of twentieth-century evil, detailing his poverty-stricken youth, religious training, role as a fanatical revolutionary, many love affairs, and evolution into a murderous tyrant
Heroes : [from Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle] by Paul Johnson( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men and women from every age, walk of life, and corner of the world who have inspired and transformed their cultures and the world itself
Free to choose : a personal statement by Milton Friedman( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic about economics, freedom, and the relationship between the two, Milton and Rose Friedman explain how our freedom has been eroded and our prosperity undermined through the explosion of laws, regulations, agencies, and spending in Washington, and how good intentions often produce deplorable results when government is the middleman. The Friedmans also provide remedies for these ills--they tell us what to do in order to expand our freedom and promote prosperity. The international bestseller on the extent to which personal freedom has been eroded by government regulations and agencies while personal prosperity has been undermined by government spending and economic controls. New Foreword by the Authors Index
The invisible man by H. G Wells( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story focuses on the powers and bold ventures of a scientist who, after discovering the means to make himself invisible, unleashes a bizarre streak of terror on the inhabitants of an English village. Once a brilliant scientist, Griffin has been gradually consumed by his research. When he finally achieves his goal--becoming completely invisible--the final result is his departure from humanity
Mr. Rosenblum dreams in English by Natasha Solomons( Recording )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After escaping Germany during WWII, Jack and Sadie Rosenblum, together with their baby daughter, settle into a life of acting "English." In post-war England, however, no golf club will admit a Rosenblum. So Jack hatches a wild idea: he'll build his own. It's an obsession Sadie does not share, particularly when Jack relocates them to a thatched roof cottage in Dorset to embark on his project
American grit : what it will take to survive and win in the 21st century by Tony Blankley( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans need to toughen up -- personally, culturally, and as a national fighting force -- if we are to survive the unprecedented threat from Islamist assault
Bill Clinton : mastering the presidency by Nigel Hamilton( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of America's first baby-boomer president offers an examination of Bill Clinton's first term in office, from its disastrous initial two years to Clinton's recovery and ultimate re-election in 1996
Secret armies : the full story of S.A.S., Delta Force, & Spetsnaz by James Adams( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some of the most spectacular military successes in recent times have been won by ... special forces. The raising of the Iranian Embassy siege in London and the rescue of hostages at Entebbe and Mogadishu demonstrated some of their capabilities. But there have been equally spectacular failures, such as the abortive US rescue mission to Iran ... Who trains these special forces? Who controls them -- and how effective are they? The work and training of these forces for both peace and war are kept hidden from public scrutiny. Drawing on previously unpublished material, [the author] reveals the triumphs and disasters of these secret armies including a mission by Britain's SAS to put down a coup in the Gambia in 1981 and the debacle of the US invasion of Grenada in 1982"--Jacket
Taj Mahal : [passion and genious at the heart of the Moghul Empire] by Diana Preston( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Galileo was suffering under house arrest at the hands of Pope Urban VIII, the thirty years war was ruining Europe, and the pilgrims were struggling to survive in the new World, work began on what would become one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Taj Mahal. Built by the Moghul emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, its flawless symmetry and gleaming presence have for centuries dazzled all who have seen it. The story of its creation is a fascinating blend of cultural and architectural heritage. Yet, as Diana and Michael Preston vividly convey in the first narrative history of the Taj Mahal, it also reflects the magnificent history of the Moghul Empire, beginning with legendary warriors Genghis Khan and Tamburlaine
 
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The next world war : computers are the weapons and the front line is everywhere
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UtopiaThe truth about Muhammad : founder of the world's most intolerant religionA savage war of peace : Algeria, 1954-1962Young StalinHeroes : [from Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle]Free to choose : a personal statementThe invisible manMr. Rosenblum dreams in English
Alternative Names
Ādāmz, Ǧīm 1951-

애덤스, 제임스 1951-

アダムズ, ジェイムズ

アダムス, ジェームズ

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