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Firstbrook, P. L.

Overview
Works: 76 works in 200 publications in 5 languages and 5,162 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Documentary films  Television programs  Educational television programs  Nonfiction films  Drama  Maps  Environmental films 
Roles: Author, Producer, Director, Editor
Classifications: CT2227.5.O23, B
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Publications about P. L Firstbrook
Publications by P. L Firstbrook
Most widely held works about P. L Firstbrook
 
Most widely held works by P. L Firstbrook
The Obamas : the untold story of an African family by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,348 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
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 897 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 )
10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
Offers a look at the life of the explorer, soldier of fortune, and colonist John Smith, from his early life and adventures to his exploits in the New World and role in the founding of America
The Obamas [the untold story of an African family] by P. L Firstbrook( file )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
In The Obamas, Peter Firstbrook traces twenty-seven generations of President Obama's Kenyan family, mining the tribe's rich oral history for intimate, previously unknown stories of his ancestors and relatives
Everest ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 164 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
A year in Tibet ( visu )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
The Panchen Lama, the highest ranking Buddhist living in Tibet today, pays an unexpected visit to the local monastery and throws the monks into turmoil. A local hotel owner is worried about the lack business. In the nearby village of Tangmai, a young farmers wife is rushed into hospital with complications with her pregnancy
A year in Tibet ( visu )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
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, they go home to help with the harvest. 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
A year in Tibet ( visu )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
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
Surviving the Iron Age by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Lost on Everest ( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 86 libraries worldwide
On 8 June 1924 George Mallory and Andrew Irvine left their tent high on the slopes of Mount Everest and climb into history. They were seen at 12.50 pm, just 240 meters from the summit and "going strong for the top". Within minutes, Mallory and Irvine had disappeared and were never seen again. For the next 75 years what had happened to them remained the most famous mystery in the history of mountaineering. Could these two pioneering climbers have reached the summit, 29 years before Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay? Where and how did they perish? This video is the gripping and intensely moving film which follows the BBC sponsered expedition in March 1999 in Search of Mallory and Irvine
Paleoceanic reconstructions, 160-0 Ma by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Lucia by Felix Gönnert( visu )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 78 libraries worldwide
A Filipino woman and her family leave their fishing village after an oil spill and move to the ghettos outside Manila. There the woman struggles to keep her family together amidst terrorism, crime and corruption, and attempts to prevent her children from falling prey to the dangerous allures of the city's night life
The voyage of the Matthew : John Cabot and the discovery of North America by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Year in Tibet ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The monks begin preparations for New Year, one of Tibet's biggest festivals. Lhakpa, a local rickshaw driver, struggles to earn money as winter approaches. He embarks on a scheme to buy and sell puppies, with disastrous consequences. Hotel owner Jianzang gets involved in a court case which has a surprising outcome. In Tangmai, the doctor cannot cure Lhamo's crippling stomach pains
Faith, hope and charity ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Documentary series following a year in the life of the society living in and around the Tibetan town of Gyantse. The monks begin preparations for New Year, one of Tibet's biggest festivals. Lhakpa, a local rickshaw driver, struggles to earn money as winter approaches. He embarks on a scheme to buy and sell puppies, with disastrous consequences. Hotel owner Jianzang gets involved in a court case which has a surprising outcome. In Tangmai, the doctor cannot cure Lhamo's crippling stomach pains. She worries that they are the result of bad kharma from a previous life and seeks a solution in her Buddhist faith. As New Year arrives, however, everyone puts their worries behind them as they celebrate 15 riotous days of their New Year holiday
Scomparsi sull'Everest by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Italian and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Desounen dialogue with death by Raoul Peck( visu )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Years of economic and political chaos in Haiti have led to environmental devastation, crushing poverty and a mass exodus of Haitians trying to reach the United States. Gives the perspective from Haiti
A year in Tibet ( visu )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"Isolated in the midst of the world's highest mountains, the Himalayas, Tibet is one of the most remote and least accessible places on the planet. This series focuses on the medieval town of Gyantse and the beautiful Baijin monastery. It is both an intimate observation of a society and a compelling insight into how Tibetans cope with living under imposed Chinese Communist rule"--Container
The Tree of our forefathers by Licínio Azevedo( visu )
2 editions published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 45 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
Year in Tibet ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Deputy head lama Tsultrim has to juggle running the monastery whilst complying with a myriad of government restrictions. Young monk Tsephun lives and works with his master Dondrup, a curmudgeonly old lama. Tsephun helps his master with the day-to-day jobs of cleaning and tidying; in return, Dondrup teaches Tsephun the sutras and scriptures, an essential part of becoming a monk
 
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Alternative Names
Firstbrook, P. L.
Firstbrook, Peter
Firstbrook, Peter L.
Languages
English (99)
Italian (6)
Tagalog (6)
Spanish (3)
Arabic (1)
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