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Adams, James 1951-

Works: 112 works in 398 publications in 1 language and 10,432 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Case studies  Controversial literature  High interest-low vocabulary books  Science fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR5774, 823.912
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Most widely held works by James Adams
The next world war : computers are the weapons and the front line is everywhere by James Adams ( Book )
20 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 928 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."--BOOK JACKET
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 )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sellout : Aldrich Ames and the corruption of the CIA by James Adams ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 636 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 )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 592 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 )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bull's eye : the assassination and life of supergun inventor Gerald Bull by James Adams ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unnatural alliance by James Adams ( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Clinton mastering the presidency by Nigel Hamilton ( )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 297 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
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 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The truth about Muhammad founder of the world's most intolerant religion by Robert Spencer ( )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 250 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
Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 218 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 ( )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 213 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
The financing of terror by James Adams ( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 197 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 invisible man by H. G Wells ( )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 195 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. What they discover is a man trapped in a terror of his own creation, and a chilling reflection of the unsolvable mysteries of their own souls
Mr. Rosenblum dreams in English by Natasha Solomons ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 188 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 critic the second of Enzo files by Peter May ( )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 187 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
The new spies : exploring the frontiers of espionage by James Adams ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skildring af efterretningstjenester (Spionage) og fremtidige efterretningsmæssige metoder
Secret armies : the full story of S.A.S., Delta Force, & Spetsnaz by James Adams ( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 174 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"--Dust jacket
Trading in death : weapons, warfare, and the new arms race by James Adams ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Afghanistan; North, Oliver; Iran-Contra Affæren; Missiler; Arms Race; Ballistic Missiles; ABC Våben; NBC Weapons; End User Certificates; Drugs Trade; Dimona Reactor; Chemical Weapons; Biological Weapons; CIA; Chieftain Tanks; Terrorist Countermeasures; IRA; Terrorism; Terrorister; Ny Våbenteknologi; Våbenudvikling; Monzer al-Kasser; Israel; Sikkerhedspolitik; International Polieik; International Våbenhandel; Salg af Våben; Begrænsninger i Våbenslag; Arms Industry; Iran-Iraq War; Saddam Hussein; de Gaulle; Nuclear Weapons; Hijacks; RARDE; Reagan; NSA; Pakistan; Mujahedeen; PLO; Peres, Shimon; Polen; Mossad; Libyen; Arms Licence; MI5; Illegal Arms Dealer; Zia ul-Haq; M.; Arms Deals; Vanunu, M.; Mellemøsten; Væbnede Konflikter; SIPRI; Thailand; Thatcher, M.; Stinger Missile; Semtex Explosives; Signals Intelligence; Saudi Arabia; Arms Control; Bush, George; Sultan bin Abdul Aziz; Yellow Rain; Gibraltar Bombing Team; Japan; Indien; Nuclear Non-Proliferation; US Bombing of Tripoli; Kemisk Krigsførelse; Bakteologisk Krigsførelse; COMSEC
A savage war of peace Algeria, 1954-1962 by Alistair Horne ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the causes of the Algerian War, explains how it caused the downfall of six French prime ministers, and tells how peace was finally achieved
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Alternative Names
Ādāmz, Ǧīm, 1951-
アダムズ, ジェイムズ
アダムス, ジェームズ
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