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Firstbrook, P. L.

Overview
Works: 91 works in 183 publications in 5 languages and 4,683 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Drama  Maps  Genealogy  Charts, diagrams, etc  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
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 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,351 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 )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 908 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 )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 431 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 )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 245 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 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
Lost on Everest ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 88 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
Surviving the Iron Age by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Paleoceanic reconstructions, 160-0 Ma by P. L Firstbrook( Book )
11 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 libraries worldwide
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 73 libraries worldwide
Desounen dialogue with death ( visu )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 53 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
The Tree of our forefathers ( visu )
2 editions published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 48 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
Three husbands and a wedding ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 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
The visit ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 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
Monks behaving badly ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 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
A year in Tibet ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 44 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
Tale of the three jewels a tale of love and adventure ( visu )
1 edition published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Yussef is a twelve-year-old boy who lives in an imaginary world of his own and often escapes from the surrounding violence to the beautiful Gaza countryside. Yussef meets Aida and falls in love, but before he can marry her he must find three jewels
Paleoceanic reconstructions, 160-0 Ma ( Map )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
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 20 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
 
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Firstbrook, P. L.
Firstbrook, Peter
Firstbrook, Peter L.
Languages
English (76)
Italian (6)
Spanish (5)
German (4)
Arabic (1)
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