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Prebble, John 1915-2001

Works: 84 works in 545 publications in 6 languages and 11,389 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Historical films  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Television mini-series  Biography  Film adaptations  Science fiction films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Conceptor, Adapter, Scientific advisor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: DA760, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about John Prebble
Most widely held works by John Prebble
Zulu by Cy Endfield( Visual )

78 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,657 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 )

39 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Darien disaster; a Scots Colony in the New World, 1698-1700 by John Prebble( Book )

30 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 884 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
Glencoe; the story of the massacre by John Prebble( Book )

32 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of the British slaughter of thirty-six members of the MacDonald clan at Glencoe, Scotland in 1692
The Highland clearances by John Prebble( Book )

50 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uprooting of the Highland people and the final destruction of their society in favour of wool and mutton
Elizabeth R by Glenda Jackson( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 604 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."
Jules Verne's Mysterious island by Cy Endfield( Visual )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 522 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
Spanish stirrup, and other stories by John Prebble( Book )

8 editions published between 1956 and 1973 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western story about Comanches
Mutiny : Highland regiments in revolt, 1743-1804 by John Prebble( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 354 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."--Jacket
The buffalo soldiers by John Prebble( Book )

19 editions published between 1959 and 1982 in English and held by 328 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
The High Girders by John Prebble( Book )

26 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king's jaunt : George IV in Scotland, August, 1822, "one and twenty daft days" by John Prebble( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disaster at Dundee by John Prebble( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elephants and ivory; true tales of hunting and adventure by John Alfred Jordan( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Prebble's Scotland by John Prebble( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the sea breaks by John Prebble( Book )

8 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish stirrup, and other stories by John Prebble( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wandering in the gardens of the mind : Peter Mitchell and the making of Glynn by John Prebble( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Mitchell, who formulated the chemiosmotic theory, brought about a profound revolution in the way biologists understand the use of energy by living things. Essentially, Mitchell was that rare breed of scientist, a theoretical biologist. He believed in thinking about science almost as an activity in its own right, and, unlike his older contemporary- Hans Krebs, Mitchell proposed complex theories before proceeding to test them. His achievements brought him the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1978. This biography explores Mitchell's life in Cambridge, Edinburgh, and ultimately at Glynn, the private research institute he created. This book examines the many disputes in which this controversial scientist was involved."--Jacket
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John Prebble British writer

John Prebble Brits historicus (1915-2001)

Prebble, John 1915-2001

Джон Преббл

The lion in the North; a personal view of Scotland's historyGlencoe; the story of the massacreThe Highland clearancesJules Verne's Mysterious islandMutiny : Highland regiments in revolt, 1743-1804The High GirdersThe king's jaunt : George IV in Scotland, August, 1822, "one and twenty daft days"Elephants and ivory; true tales of hunting and adventureJohn Prebble's Scotland