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Adams, Jad

Overview
Works: 31 works in 113 publications in 1 language and 4,383 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS481.G3, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jad Adams
AIDS : the HIV myth by Jad Adams( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gandhi : the true man behind modern India by Jad Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gandhi has inspired civil rights and liberation movements the world over. Yet he was also a man of many contradictions. His resistance to racism strikes a thoroughly modern note, but his vision of India was that of an almost medieval society. Adams delineates Gandhi's incredible drive, including his relentless reinvention of his own persona
Hideous absinthe : a history of the devil in a bottle by Jad Adams( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysterious, sophisticated, alluring and almost Satanic, absinthe was the drink of choice of Baudelaire, Verlaine and Wilde. It inspired Degas, Manet and Picasso and was thought to have led to the demise of many of Paris' fin-de-siecle inhabitants. Jad Adams recounts the drink's history
Madder music, stronger wine : the life of Ernest Dowson, poet and decadent by Jad Adams( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Dowson was one of the major poets of the romantic late-Victorian Decadent period. This biography examines Dowson's obsessions and explores his life and work in the context of the social mores and attitudes of his era
The dynasty : the Nehru-Gandhi story by Jad Adams( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on diaries, letters, contemporary journalistic accounts, new research and exclusive interviews with politicians, business leaders, family members and colleagues of the Nehrus and Gandhis, The Dynasty traces the rise of the family from 1857 through India's independence in 1948, and on through the ill-fated reigns of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi. The unique access of authors Jad Adams and Phillip Whitehead to the personal accounts of Indian, British and other foreign observers provides a new and intimate perspective on the passions and rivalries of Eastern royalty, and an exhaustive tour of fifty years of war, imprisonment and terrorism, tragedy and triumph. - Publisher
Kipling by Jad Adams( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Rudyard Kipling: short storywriter, author and poet, but also imperialist, racist, misogynist, and sexually confused? This biography sheds light on the man and places him in context as a sensitive artist of his time
Women and the vote : a world history by Jad Adams( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation de l'éditeur : "Before 1893 no woman anywhere in the world had the vote in a national election. A hundred years later almost all countries had enfranchised women, and it was a sign of backwardness not to have done so. This is the story of how this momentous change came about. The first genuinely global history of women and the vote, it takes the story of women in politics from the earliest times to the present day, revealing startling new connections across time and national boundaries - from Europe and North America to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Muslim world post-9/11. A story of individuals as well as of wider movements, it includes the often dramatic life-stories of women's suffrage pioneers from across the world, painting vivid biographical portraits of everyone from Susan B. Anthony and the Pankhursts to hitherto lesser-known activists in China, Latin America, and Africa. It is also the first major post-feminist history of women's struggle for the vote. Controversially, Jad Adams rejects the widely accepted idea that success was primarily a result of the pressure group politics of the suffragists and their supporters. Ultimately, he argues, it was nationalism, not feminism, that was the most important factor in winning women the vote. Readership: All those interested in the global struggle for women's voting rights - and how these rights have been achieved"
Tony Benn by Jad Adams( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Benn has been portrayed as both hero and villain, as a creative and as a destructive force. This comprehensively revised edition of Jad Adams's classic biography, is written with unparalleled access to Benn's private records, and describes the long and turbulent career of one of the most charismatic politicians of the last hundred years. The first biography to have been written with full access to the Benn archives chronicles the behind-the-scenes story of Benn's bitter battles with every leader of the Labour Party since Gaitskell. It details his service in the governments of Wilson and C
Gandhi : naked ambition by Jad Adams( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jad Adam's accessible and thoughtful biography not only traces the outline of an extraordinary life with exemplary clarity, but also examines why Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings are still profoundly relevant today
Double indemnity : murder for insurance by Jad Adams( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pankhurst by Jad Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food fad or fact?( Visual )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Are additives really necessary? (25 min.) Manufacturers say additives prevent food poisoning and increase the available range of food. Critics argue that additives help dress up trash to make it resemble wholesome food -- 2. Food intolerance (25 min.) Investigates the range of food reactions, and asks how many are physical reactions, and how many are psychological -- 3. Food irradiation (25 min.) irradiation is said to purify food and to eradicate harmful bacteria, but critics believe it can be used to prolong the shelf life of "fresh" food -- 4. Food poisoning (25 min.) What is it, how does it happen, and can we prevent it?
The history of Shirley Oaks children's home by Jad Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against nature : a global history of women and the vote by Jad Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kill or cure? : drug injury and what to do about it( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hollies : a home for children by Jad Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His prints and paintings are among the most recognizable images in the world. From his childhood struggles to his early death from alcoholism, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's life is explored. Henri was at the epicenter of the Parisian "belle époque." The last in the line of a family who could trace their roots back a thousand years, he showed an early aptitude for art. But his life was transformed when he broke both legs in separate adolescent accidents. The bones failed to heal correctly, and his legs stopped growing. Deprived of a normal life, he devoted himself wholly to his arts
The HIV myth by Jad Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Kings & Princes Garth and Forest Hill by Jad Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gandhi [the true man behind modern India] by Jad Adams( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gandhi has inspired civil rights and liberation movements the world over. Yet he was also a man of many contradictions. His resistance to racism strikes a thoroughly modern note, but his vision of India was that of an almost medieval society. Adams delineates Gandhi's incredible drive, including his relentless reinvention of his own persona
 
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Gandhi : the true man behind modern India
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Hideous absinthe : a history of the devil in a bottleMadder music, stronger wine : the life of Ernest Dowson, poet and decadentThe dynasty : the Nehru-Gandhi storyKiplingTony BennGandhi : naked ambitionPankhurstAgainst nature : a global history of women and the vote