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Firstbrook, P. L.

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Works: 77 works in 163 publications in 4 languages and 4,394 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Drama  Maps  Genealogy  Charts, diagrams, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Producer, Director, Editor
Classifications: CT2227.5.O23, B
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Publications about P. L Firstbrook
Publications by P. L Firstbrook
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Most widely held works by P. L Firstbrook
The Obamas : the untold story of an African family by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,583 libraries worldwide
Peter Firstbrook spent many months in Kenya researching the history of Barack Obama's family. Peter is the only person to have traced Obama's roots from the present back through more than twenty generations, thanks to the Luo tribe's remarkable oral tradition
Lost on Everest : the search for Mallory & Irvine by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 949 libraries worldwide
The story of a 1999 expedition on Mt. Everest to discover the fate of two climbers that had last been seen in 1924 just a few hundred feet from the summit
A man most driven : Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the founding of America by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
"He fought and beheaded three Turkish commanders in duels. He was sold into slavery, then murdered his master to escape. He was captured by pirates--twice--and marched to the gallows to be hanged, only to be reprieved seconds before the noose dropped over his head. And all this happened before he was 30 years old. This is Captain John Smith's life. Everyone knows the story of Pocahontas and how she saved John Smith. And were it not for Smith's leadership, the Jamestown Colony would surely have failed. Yet Smith was a far more ambitious explorer and soldier of fortune than these tales suggest--and a far more ambitious self-promoter, too, so reputed for his truculence that the pilgrims of the Mayflower snubbed him when he offered them his services, though his 1614 map of New England (which he named) made him the unrivaled expert on America. Now, in the first major biography of Smith in decades, award-winning BBC filmmaker and author Peter Firstbrook traces the adventurer's astonishing exploits across three continents, testing Smith's claimed biography against the historical and geographical reality on the ground. A Man Most Driven delivers an enlightening dissection of this mythology-making man and the invention of America."--from publisher's description
The Obamas [the untold story of an African family] by P. L Firstbrook( file )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
The astonishing story of Barack Obama's Kenyan roots, "The Obamas" is the product of dozens of interviews with Obama's African relatives, presented by the first person to trace Obama's family history back 400 years and 23 generations
Everest ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Discover the world's largest mountain and the highest peak in the world. "Everest, the death zone": In the wake of the 1996 disaster that took eight climbers in a single day, scientists follow a team of hikers to measure, for the first time ever, the toll high-altitude climbing takes on the heart, lungs, blood, and brain. "Everest, the mystery of Mallory and Irvine": The story of the early attempts on Mt. Everest and an exploration of the mystery surrounding the disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine just below the summit in 1924. "Lost on Everest": In May 1999, when Conrad Anker and his team accomplished their mission on Everest to discover the frozen body of George Mallory, legendary British mountaineer, their work had only just begun. Was there physical evidence to prove that Mallory reached the summit of Mount Everest 29 years before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay? The film reveals the clues to this mystery offered by Mallory's body, clothes and personal belongings and offers archival film footage of Mallory's expeditions
Surviving the Iron Age by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Lost on Everest ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
In May 1999, when Conrad Anker and his team accomplished their mission on Everest to discover the frozen body of George Mallory, legendary British mountaineer, their work had only just begun. Was there physical evidence to prove that Mallory reached the summit of Mount Everest 29 years before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay? The film reveals the clues to this mystery offered by Mallory's body, clothes and personal belongings and offers archival film footage of Mallory's expeditions
The voyage of the Matthew : John Cabot and the discovery of North America by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Paleoceanic reconstructions, 160-0 Ma by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Desounen dialogue with death ( visu )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Interviews with Haitians concerning the years of economic and political chaos in Haiti which have led to a mass exodus of Haitians trying to reach the mecca of the United States. Includes interviews with those who remained in Haiti and those who successfully immigrated who are now reluctant to return although they are the ones who have the necessary skills to rebuild their homeland's shattered economy
The Tree of our forefathers ( visu )
2 editions published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Film follows a refugee family who has spent 10 years living in a refugee camp in Malawi as they make the return journey to their homeland in the Tete Province of Mozambique where they at last can pay proper respects to their dead under the village tree
Scomparsi sull'Everest by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Italian and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Tale of the three jewels a tale of love and adventure ( visu )
1 edition published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Shot in the final, turbulent days of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip, this first-ever Palestinian feature film centers upon a love story between two adolescents in a time of war and danger
Paleoceanic reconstructions, 160-0 Ma ( Map )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Monks behaving badly ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Documentary series following a year in the life of the society living in and around the Tibetan town of Gyantse. In the Pel Kor monastery, the director Choephel discovers that some irreplaceable statues have been stolen and the theft gives the local Communist Party an excuse to put in a government 'work team' to weed out monks they think are behaving badly. Lhakpa heads north in search of a lucrative job on a building site, and Butri gets an unpleasant surprise as she approaches her retirement
The visit ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Intimate documentary series following a year in the life of the society living in and around Gyantse, Tibet's third largest town. The Panchen Lama, the highest-ranking Buddhist living in Tibet today, pays a sudden visit to the local monastery and throws the monks into turmoil. For Tsephun, a novice monk, the visit proves to be the most exciting day of his life. In the town, Jianzang, a local hotel owner, is worried about the lack of business. Despite a last-minute panic with blocked pipes in his hotel rooms and an inspection by the local tourist chief, the Panchen's visit gives him a late-season windfall. Meanwhile, in the nearby village of Tangmai, Deji, a young farmer's wife, is rushed into hospital with complications with her pregnancy. Both the doctors and Tseden, the local shaman, work together to try to save her baby
Three husbands and a wedding ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
For twelve months, a television crew has followed a handful of ordinary Tibetan people living in and around Gyantse, Tibet's third largest town. The result is a unique and intimate portrait of life in one of the most mysterious and isolated societies on earth. It is autumn in southern Tibet and everyone is pulling together to get in the harvest. Like all farmers, Dundan is worried most about hailstones flattening his crops. In the past his brother Tseden, the local shaman, protected the fields with his spells. Now the local government has installed guns to disperse the clouds and this has put Tseden out of a job. In the nearby town of Gyantse, Rincheu, a local builder, struggles to find enough workers during the harvest to complete his all-important first government commission. In the monastery, the monks recover from a hectic visit by the highest-ranking Buddhist Lama in Tibet. After a riotous time celebrating the success of the event, the monks go home to help with the harvest. Meanwhile, Tseden is also helping a local family to arrange their daughter's wedding. Despite months of preparation, nobody actually gets around to telling the bride she is going to be wed - nor does anybody mention that she is expected to marry her husband's brother, as well
Perdidos en el Everest : en busca de Mallory & Irvine by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Verschollen am Mount Everest : die spektakuläre Suche nach George Mallory by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Life and debt by Stephanie Black( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Brazil's massive $130 billion debt is the ultimate cause of the shocking assassination of 500 street children a year in Rio de Janeiro. This hard-hitting docu-drama argues that the children's only crime is that they are poor and have nowhere to go. The film examines the links between Brazil's economic crisis and its tragic social and ecological plight following 500 years of domination and exploitation by Europeans, Americans, and now Japanese
 
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Alternative Names
Firstbrook, P. L.
Firstbrook, Peter
Firstbrook, Peter L.
Languages
English (76)
Italian (6)
Spanish (5)
German (4)
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