WorldCat Identities

Adams, James 1950-

Works: 10 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 1,036 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Case studies  Controversial literature  Fantasy fiction  Adventure stories  Science fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PR4622, 823.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Adams
Landscaping with herbs by James Adams( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This acclaimed book emphasizes the ornamental value of herbs. The author considers six different garden concepts, from formal to wild, and suggests suitable herbs for each."--Back cover
Bill Clinton : mastering the presidency by Nigel Hamilton( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 183 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
The joke's over : bruised memories : Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and me by Ralph Steadman( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 151 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
The boys of Everest : Chris Bonington and the tragedy of climbing's greatest generation by Clint Willis( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Bonington's inner circle included a dozen of the most renowned climbers, who took increasingly terrible risks on now legendary expeditions to the world's most fearsome peaks, and paid an enormous price. Most of them died in the mountains, leaving behind the hardest question of all: was it worth it?
The magician by W. Somerset Maugham( )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned English surgeon Arthur Burdon is engaged to the beautiful Margaret Dauncey, who is studying art in Paris. The match is met with approval from all sides, and everyone is happy--until the mysterious Oliver Haddo enters the picture. Both Arthur and his fiancée dislike the enormously fat and eccentric Oliver but are fascinated by his stories of black magic, by his demonstrations of a power that seems inhuman. And while they scoff at his boasts, their dislike turns to loathing. A month later, Margaret disappears. The note she leaves behind begins: "When you receive this, I shall be on my way to London. I was married to Oliver Haddo this morning." What mysterious power had the Magician used? What further revenge might he be plotting? The answers are revealed in this hair-raising fantasy
The vast right-wing conspiracy's dossier on hillary clinton by Amanda B Carpenter( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They adore her in Manhattan, worship her in Hollywood, and idolize her in the liberal media. But those of us in what Hillary described as a "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy" have been keeping a file on her. If you're one of us, this book will give you all the ammunition to help end Hillary's White House dreams for good
The lost world by Arthur Conan Doyle( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before Jurassic Park, there was The Lost World. This classic terror-adventure novel has set the standard for today's popular entertainment as followed by Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg. Featuring the bold Professor Challenger, a character many critics consider one of the most finely drawn in science fiction, The Lost World is the account of a scientific expedition by four high-spirited Englishmen?two scientists, a big-game hunter, and a journalist?deep into the Amazon jungle. In this region, cut off from the outside world by unscalable vertical cliffs and fetid swamps, they encounter a world where dinosaurs roam free and natives fight a murderous war with their fierce neighbors, the ape-men. Trapped on the isolated plateau with only hunting rifles as protection the four must use savvy and intellect to escape from this primeval terror
The truth about Muhammad : founder of the world's most intolerant religion by Robert Spencer( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 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 critic : the second of Enzo files by Peter May( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gil Petty was once the world's number-one wine critic: a single good review from Petty meant overnight success; a single bad one spelled ruin. Then, during a tasting tour in the little known wine region of Gaillac, Petty went missing. His dead body was found strung upon a cross in the vineyards of southwest France, preserved in red wine and dressed in the ceremonial crimson robes of an ancient society dedicated to promoting Gaillac wine. Petty's murderer was never found, and possible clues in his reviews are locked behind the complicated code he invented to keep them secure prior to publication. When Enzo Macleod, Scots exile and former forensics expert, reopens this well-chilled case, he finds that the genteel world of winemakers hides a business driven by greed, envy, and desperation, with no shortage of possible killers among the idyllic vines
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes( )

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

This presentation explores the social and political turmoil during which Leviathan was written, including an examination of the radical political philosophies spawned by opposition to the Stuart monarchy in England. It explains the materialistic foundation of Hobbes' philosophy and how this influenced his theory of man, society, and government. Special attention is paid to Hobbes' theory of the "state of nature", the social contract, and the governmental sovereignty. The right of resistance against unjust laws and the right to liberty of conscience also are discussed
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Landscaping with herbs
Bill Clinton : mastering the presidencyThe joke's over : bruised memories : Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and meThe boys of Everest : Chris Bonington and the tragedy of climbing's greatest generation
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