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Prebble, John 1915-2001

Overview
Works: 105 works in 506 publications in 4 languages and 11,123 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Biography  Fiction  Film adaptations  Television series  Historical television programs 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Conceptor, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: DA760, 941
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Most widely held works by John Prebble
Zulu by Cy Endfield ( Visual )
74 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zulu is set in Africa in 1879 only hours after the battle of Isandhlwana. A small group of British soldiers stood their ground at a farm house against an onslaught of wave after wave of Zulus
The lion in the North; a personal view of Scotland's history by John Prebble ( Book )
24 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culloden by John Prebble ( Book )
56 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Søgeord: Skotlands historie, 1746; Hannoverne; Stuart'erne; Jakobinere; Jacobine Rebellion; England, Historie, 1746; Butcher Cumberland; Skotske Klaner; Nedslagtning; Hængning; Behandling af Krigsfanger; Highlanders; Moorland; Skotske Hede; Inverness; Young Pretender; Krav på Engelske Trone; Scotland; Skotland; James III
Glencoe; the story of the massacre by John Prebble ( Book )
41 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Account of the British slaughter of thirty-six members of the MacDonald clan at Glencoe, Scotland in 1692
Elizabeth R by Glenda Jackson ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I may not be a lion, but I am a lion's cub, and I have a lion's heart!" said Elizabeth I. Elizabeth I, known as the Virgin Queen, was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and reigned as Queen of England from 1558-1603. This mini-series dramatizes her life from her ascension to the throne at age 25 to her death forty-four years later. Elizabeth refused to ever marry, exploiting her status as a tool in foreign policy, and using courtship as diplomacy, a theme explored at some length in this depiction. The drama brings to life her brilliant advisors, including William Cecil and Francis Walsingham, and great sailors Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh. Delves into the life of the monarch who made England into a world power, and whose time on the throne is now remembered as the "Elizabethan Age."
The Highland clearances by John Prebble ( Book )
21 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The uprooting of the Highland people and the final destruction of their society in favour of wool and mutton
The Darien disaster; a Scots Colony in the New World, 1698-1700 by John Prebble ( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jules Verne's Mysterious island ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A science fiction adventure in which imprisoned Confederate officers escape by balloon, are blown off course, and find themselves on an uncharted island with shipwrecked English ladies and gigantic animals when they are helped by Captain Nemo
Wandering in the gardens of the mind Peter Mitchell and the making of Glynn by John Prebble ( )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Mitchell, winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize for chemistry for his chemiosmotic theory, was a highly original scientist who revolutionized our understanding of cellular metabolism and bioenergetics. This is the only full biography of Mitchell, and it should be of considerable interest to biophysicists, biochemists, and physicians and researchers focusing on metabolism, as well as historians of medicine and biology
Mutiny : Highland regiments in revolt, 1743-1804 by John Prebble ( Book )
18 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Highland soldiers were Britain's earliest colonial levies, first raised to police their own hills, then expended in imperial wars. The Gaelic people of the 18th century, three percent only of the population, nonetheless supplied the Crown with sixty-five regiments, as well as independent companies, militia and volunteers. Contrary to romantic belief, the Highlander was rarely a willing soldier, his songs lament the day he put on a red coat. He was often recruited by threat, sold by the chiefs he trusted. Promises made to him were cynically broken, his pride was outraged by the lash, by contempt for his fierce attachment to his language and dress. The family he hoped to protect by enlistment was frequently evicted in his absence and replaced by sheep. Mutinies were thus inevitable. This is the first account of them, much of it in the words of the soldiers and their officers. It begins with the noble revolt of the Black Watch at Finchley in 1743 and ends with the mutiny of starving Fencibles on Glasgow Green in 1804. It tells how the Seaforths stood in defiance on Arthur's Seat for three days until their demands were met, how Atholl Highlanders held Portsmouth for a week until they received their promised discharge. Angered by brutal floggings, Argyll Fencibles closed Edinburgh Castle and threatened the security of Scotland. Refusing to march into England against the terms of their enlistment, Strathspey men defied their officers from the walls of Linlithgow Palace, and soldiers of the Black Watch and Fraser's fought a bloody battle in Leith, dying by musket and bayonet rather than abandon their native dress. It is a subject that has been curiously ignored by historians. John Preeble properly sees it as essential to an understanding of the destruction of the Highland clans, the story of which he began in Culloden, continued in The Highland Clearances and Glencoe, and now completes in this book."--Book jacket
The buffalo soldiers by John Prebble ( Book )
18 editions published between 1959 and 1982 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tragic story of misunderstanding and revenge among white men, Negro troops, and Indians in the Southwest just after the Civil War
Spanish stirrup, and other stories by John Prebble ( Book )
7 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Darien disaster by John Prebble ( Book )
18 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1698 the Parliament of Scotland, in one of its last acts before the nation lost its political identity, decided to establish a noble trading company and settle a colony. The site chosen for the colony was Darien on the Isthmus of Panama. Three years later the "noble undertaking", crippled by the quarrelsome stupidity of its leaders, deliberately obstructed by the English Government, and opposed in arms of Spain, had ended in stunning disaster. Nine fine ships owned by the Company had been sunk, burnt or abandoned. Over two thousand men, women and children who went to the fever-ridden colony never returned
The High Girders by John Prebble ( Book )
11 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The king's jaunt : George IV in Scotland, August, 1822, "one and twenty daft days" by John Prebble ( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disaster at Dundee by John Prebble ( Book )
2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lion in the north : one thousand years of Scotland's history by John Prebble ( Book )
3 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spanish stirrup by John Prebble ( Book )
4 editions published between 1956 and 1961 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Western story about Comanches
Elephants and ivory; true tales of hunting and adventure by John Alfred Jordan ( Book )
5 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Prebble's Scotland by John Prebble ( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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