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Prebble, John 1915-2001

Works: 134 works in 659 publications in 3 languages and 11,393 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Action and adventure films  War films  Fiction  Independent films  Television mini-series  Biographical films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Other, wpr, Scientific advisor
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 )

56 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,286 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 )

40 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The immense history of Scotland reads like a Hollywood script. Starting with the pre-Celtic people called the Picts - and ending in modern time, Prebble does a superb job of walking us through the arousing array of peoples that make up the modern Scot. If you love this beautiful land, as I do, then you'll devour this book as if it was a novel. I was left a bit empty at how fast we went from Pictish to Scottish - with very little written and discussed on the pre-Scottish tribes that gave Rome so many headaches
Culloden by John Prebble( Book )

74 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years the legend of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the black memory of Butcher Cumberland have blossomed side by side. Here, from memoirs, letters, newspapers and regimental order books, the author reconstructs the battle and the months that followed
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 902 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
Glencoe; the story of the massacre by John Prebble( Book )

48 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 866 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 )

56 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and held by 652 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 578 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 Darien disaster; a Scots Colony in the New World, 1698-1700 by John Prebble( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jules Verne's Mysterious island by Jules Verne( Visual )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escapees from a Confederate prison camp seize a balloon which is then wrecked on a Pacific island during a storm. They find themselves stranded with two English women who were victims of a shipwreck. The island is inhabited by giant animals, and Captain Nemo of the submarine Nautilus attempts to rescue them from the dangers of the island
Zulu by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)( Visual )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Africa, 1879, this movie recounts an incident following the epic battle of Isandhlwana. There, seasoned, well-armed British soldiers found themselves at a loss when confronted by a massive army of skillfully trained Zulu warriors
Mutiny : Highland regiments in revolt, 1743-1804 by John Prebble( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 329 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 1975 in English and held by 318 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 Darien disaster by John Prebble( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 313 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
Spanish stirrup, and other stories by John Prebble( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of stories vividly captures the pathos and grandeur of the years that followed the American Civil War, when bitterness stalked the land and the Indian was still a power to be reckoned with
The High Girders by John Prebble( Book )

30 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 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 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disaster at Dundee by John Prebble( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lion in the north : one thousand years of Scotland's history by John Prebble( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish stirrup by John Prebble( Book )

6 editions published between 1956 and 1973 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Jules Verne's Mysterious island
CullodenGlencoe; the story of the massacreThe Highland clearancesJules Verne's Mysterious islandZuluMutiny : Highland regiments in revolt, 1743-1804The High GirdersThe king's jaunt : George IV in Scotland, August, 1822, "one and twenty daft days"
Alternative Names
John Prebble Brits historicus (1915-2001)

John Prebble écrivain britannique

John Prebble escritor británico

Prebble, John, 1915-

Prebble, John 1915-2001

Джон Преббл

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