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Adams, James 1951-

Works: 83 works in 439 publications in 5 languages and 10,185 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Case studies  Controversial literature  Science fiction  High interest-low vocabulary books  Comic books, strips, etc  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PR5774, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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 )

26 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,061 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 )

25 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 895 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 )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 575 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
Engines of war : merchants of death and the new arms race by James Adams( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unnatural alliance by James Adams( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist in the marketplace : making your living in the fine arts by Patricia Frischer( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth about Muhammad founder of the world's most intolerant religion by Robert Spencer( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 257 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
Bill Clinton : mastering the presidency by Nigel Hamilton( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade and a half after William Jefferson Clinton first took the oath of office, biographer Nigel Hamilton tells the riveting story of what was possibly the greatest self-reinvention of a president in office in modern times. The Clinton presidency began disastrously and deteriorated in a series of fiascoes. How Bill Clinton faced up to his failures and refashioned himself in the White House thereafter is the focus of this hitherto unwritten story. With his landslide win in the 1996 presidential election, Clinton began his second term as the undisputed, tremendously popular leader of the Western world. In vivid prose, this riveting narrative charts Clinton's dramatic reversal of fortune and his ultimate triumph over himself and his foes, a powerful reminder of what a great president can accomplish
Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 234 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
A savage war of peace : Algeria, 1954-1962 by Alistair Horne( Recording )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 231 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
The invisible man by H. G Wells( Recording )

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

On a freezing February day, a stranger emerges from out of the gray to request a room at a local provincial inn. Who is this out-of-season traveler? More confounding is the thick mask of bandages obscuring his face. Why does he disguise himself in this manner and keep himself hidden away in his room? Aroused by trepidation and curiosity, the local villagers bring it upon themselves to find the answers
American grit what it will take to survive and win in the 21st century by Tony Blankley( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 195 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
The critic : the second of the Enzo files by Peter May( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gil Petty, the world's leading wine critic, vanishes during a tasting tour of the wine region of Gaillac. Scottish exile and former forensics expert Enzo Macleod takes on the cold case
Heroes : [from Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle] by Paul Johnson( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 192 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
Mr. Rosenblum dreams in English by Natasha Solomons( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 191 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
The global deal : climate change and the creation of a new era of progress and prosperity by N. H Stern( )

9 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economist Nicholas Stern evaluates the economic future, and the essential steps we must take to protect growth and reduce poverty while managing climate change. The future Stern outlines is optimistic and pragmatic; he believes we have the capacity and creativity to change. But we need the will to inspire our political leaders to drive a new global strategy
The new spies : exploring the frontiers of espionage by James Adams( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skildring af efterretningstjenester (Spionage) og fremtidige efterretningsmæssige metoder
The joke's over : bruised memories : Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and me by Ralph Steadman( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1970, British artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. At the Kentucky Derby he met a former associate of the Hell's Angels, one Hunter S. Thompson. Their working relationship resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism. This book tells the inside story of a remarkable collaboration that documented the turbulent years of the civil rights movement, the Nixon years, Watergate, and the many bizarre and great events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. When Thompson committed suicide in 2005, it was the end of a unique friendship filled with both betrayal and understanding.--From publisher description
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The next world war : computers are the weapons and the front line is everywhere
Alternative Names
Ādāmz, Ǧīm 1951-

アダムズ, ジェイムズ

アダムス, ジェームズ

The truth about Muhammad founder of the world's most intolerant religionBill Clinton : mastering the presidencyYoung StalinA savage war of peace : Algeria, 1954-1962The invisible manAmerican grit what it will take to survive and win in the 21st centuryThe critic : the second of the Enzo filesHeroes : [from Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle]