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Firstbrook, P. L.

Overview
Works: 83 works in 208 publications in 2 languages and 5,410 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Television programs  Educational television programs  Maps  Genealogy  Charts, diagrams, etc 
Roles: Author, Producer, Narrator, Director, Editor
Classifications: CT2227.5.O23, B
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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 )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,314 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with Sikdhar and Hennessy, this volume explores the events which led up to Mallory and Irvines climb, traces the subsequent history of climbing on Everest and concludes with the story of the search for Mallory and Irvines bodies and cameras
A man most driven : Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the founding of America by P. L Firstbrook( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member 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( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member 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
A year in Tibet( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member 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
Everest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member 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
Year in Tibet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member 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
Surviving the Iron Age by P. L Firstbrook( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Year in Tibet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member 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
Paleoceanic reconstructions, 160-0 Ma by P. L Firstbrook( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost on Everest( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member 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
Faith, hope and charity( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member 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
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 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scomparsi sull'Everest by P. L Firstbrook( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Italian and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desounen : dialogue with death by Raoul Peck( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member 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 by Licínio Azevedo( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member 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
A year in Tibet( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member 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
 
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The Obamas : the untold story of an African family
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Firstbrook, P. L.

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Lost on Everest : the search for Mallory & IrvineThe Obamas : [the untold story of an African family]Surviving the Iron AgeThe voyage of the Matthew : John Cabot and the discovery of North America