Lectures Onboard Regent Explorer Rome to Lisbon November 2018

These are books mentioned in my lectures on-board Regent Explorer on her cruise Rome to Lisbon, November 18, 2018, to November 28, 2018.

The Last Lincoln Conspirator

Last Lincoln Conspirator, Andrew C.A. Jampoler

Empire of Cotton, Sven Beckert

American Brutus, Michael Kauffman

Manhunt, James L. Swanson

Innocents Abroad

The Most Famous Man in America, Debby Applegate

Engines of Empire, Douglas R. Burgess Jr.

Mark Twain Adventures of Samuel L. Clemens, Jerome Loving

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, Justin Kaplan

The Singular Mark Twain, Fred Kaplan

Mark Twain, Ron Powers

Mark Twain: Man in White, Michael Shelden

The Epic Naval Battle of Lepanto

Crescent and Cross, Hugh Bicheno

Empires of the Sea, Roger Crowley

Victory of the West, Niccolo Capponi

The Galleys at Lepanto, Jack Beeching

 

 

 

 


Lectures on Regent Explorer November 28, 2018 to January 6, 2019

These are books mentioned in my lectures on-board Regent Explorer on her cruises Lisbon to Capetown (November 28, 2018, to December 22, 2018) and Capetown to Capetown (December 22, 2018, to January 6, 2019).

The Catholic Kings of Europe Books

Ships, Sailors and the Sea Books

Mapping Africa: European Cartography 1375-Present Books

Skimming the History of the Honorable East India Company Books

Slavery Books

Through the Dark Continent Books

The Young Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle at Sea to West Africa Books

Congo, the Miserable Expedition and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN Books

From Kisangani to Banana Point by Small Boat Books

Joseph Conrad and “the Heart of Darkness” Books

The Boer Wars, 1880-81 and 1899-02 Books

Maritime Choke Point Books

Disease and History Books

Embassy to the Eastern Courts Books

The Ocean Cruises of Admiral Zheng He and China’s Navy Today Books

Major Themes in History Books

 

The Catholic Kings of Europe Books

The Catholic Kings of Europe 

1421, Gavin Menzies

1434, Gavin Menzies

Lord of the Horizons, Jason Goodwin

The War of the Roses, Dan Jones

Imperial Spain, J.H. Elliott

Rivers of Gold, Hugh Thomas

The Rise and Fall of the Spanish Empire, William S. Maltby

Isabella the Warrior Queen, Kirstin Downry

Columbus the Four Voyages, Laurence Bergreen

The Last Days of the Incas, Kim Mac Quarrie

Conquest, Hugh Thomas

The Last Crusade, Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama, Nigel Cliff

 

Ships, Sailors and the Sea Books

Ships, Sailors and the Sea

The Mortal Sea, W. Jeffrey Bolster

Cod, Mark Kurlansky

Leviathan, Eric Jay Dolin

Oil and Ice, Peter Nichols

1421, Gavin Menzies

1434, Gavin Menzies

A Splendid Exchange, William J. Bernstein

Sextant, David Barrie

Longitude, David Sobel

The Law of Storms, Lieut. Col. W. Reid

Physical Geography of the Sea, M.F. Maury

Against the Gods, Peter L. Bernstein

Marine Insurance, ed A.B. Leonard

Coal: A Human History, Barbara Freese

 

Mapping Africa: European Cartography 1375-Present Books

Mapping Africa: European Cartography 1375-Present

The Fortunes of Africa, Martin Meredith

Africa, John Reader

Livingstone, Tim Jeal

Into Africa, Martin Dugard

Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile, John Hanning Speke

Stanley, Tim Jeal

Through the Dark Continent, Henry Morton Stanley

Congo, Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN, Andrew C.A. Jampoler

Global Dominance, David B. Abernathy

The Fate of Africa, Martin Meredith

 

Skimming the History of the Honorable East India Company Books

Skimming the History of the Honorable East India Company

Sugar, James Walvin

Sweetness and Power, Sidney W. Mintz

Spices, A Global History, Fred Czarra

An Embarrassment of Riches, Simon Schama

The Dutch East Company and the British India Company, Charles River, Editors

Jan Compagnie in War and Peace 1602-1799, C.R. Boxer

Dutch Ships in Tropical Waters, Robert Parthesius

The Dutch Republic, Jonathan I Israel

Dutch East India and Shipbuilding, Wendy can Duivenvoorde

Batavia’s Graveyard, Mike Dash

Merchants in Asia, Els M. Jacobs

The Honourable Company, John Keay

Battles of the Honourable East India Co, M.S. Naravane

The East India Company, Hourly History

The Corporation that Changed the World, Nick Robins

The East India Co., Trade and Conquest from 1600, Anthony Wild

 

Slavery Books

Slavery

The Half Has Never Been Told, Edward E. Baptist

The Slave Trade, Hugh Thomas

The Slave Ship, A Human History, Marcus Rediker

The Transatlantic Slave Trade, Charles River Editors

The Other Slavery, Andres Resendez

Black Rice, Judith Carney

The Door of No Return, William St Clair

Crossings, Africa, the Americas and the Atlantic Slave Trade, James Walvin

The Zong, A Massacre, the Law, and the End of Slavery, James Walvin

William Wilberforce, William Hague

Final Victims, James A McMillin

The Royal Navy and the Slavers, W.E.F. Ward

Royal Navy Versus the Slave Traders, Bernard Edwards

Breaking the Chains, Tom Pocock

Opposing the Slavers, Peter Grindal

Barracoon, Zora Neale Hurston

 

Through the Dark Continent Books

Through the Dark Continent 

Paths Without Glory, James L. Newman

Imperial Footprints, James Newman

Blood River, Tim Butcher

Into Africa, Martin Dugard

Stanley And Adventure Explored, Richard Hall

Stanley The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer, Tim Jeal

Fastest Sailing Ships, David MacGregor

The Galvanized Yankees, Dee Brown

Into the Kingdom of Ice, Hampton Sides

The Voyage of the Jeannette, Lieut. Comm DeLong

Twain and Stanley, Oscar Hijuelos

The Young Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle at Sea to West Africa Books

The Young Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle at Sea to West Africa

How the Scots Invented the Modern World, Arthur Herman

Oxford Companion to Scottish History, ed. Michael Lynch

Dangerous Work, Arthur Conan Doyle

Living in the Shadow of Death, Sheila M. Rothman

Arthur and Sherlock, Michael Sims

The Man Who Would be Sherlock, Christopher Sandford

From Holmes to Sherlock, Mattias Bostrom

The Boer War, Martin Bossenbrock

The Great Boer War, Arthur Conan Doyle

The War in South Africa, Its Cause and Conduct, Arthur Conan Doyle

Conan Doyle and the Parsons Son, George Weaver

Red Rubber, E.D. Morel

Up From Slavery, Booker T. Washington

Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

The Crime of the Congo, Arthur Conan Doyle

The Case of Oscar Slater, Arthur Conan Doyle

Oscar Slater, Thomas Toughill

 

 

 

Congo, the Miserable Expedition and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN Books

Congo, the Miserable Expedition and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN 

Crime of the Congo, Arthur Conan Doyle

Congo, Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN, Andrew C.A. Jampoler

 

From Kisangani to Banana Point by Small Boat Books

From Kisangani to Banana Point by Small Boat

Congo, Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN, Andrew C.A. Jampoler

Congo, Sean Rosison

Congo, David Van Reybrouck

 

Joseph Conrad and “the Heart of Darkness” Books

Joseph Conrad and “the Heart of Darkness” 

The Tsar and the President, Unknown

Living in the Shadow of Death, Sheila M. Rothman

Joseph Conrad Master Mariner, Alan Villiers

The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World, Maya Jasanoff

Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad, edited by Paul B. Armstrong

Joseph Conrad, Jeffrey Meyers

Joseph Conrad, John Stape

Joseph Conrad, Jocelyn Baines

Joseph Conrad, Zdzislaw Najder

 

The Boer Wars, 1880-81 and 1899-02 Books

The Boer Wars, 1880-81 and 1899-02

The Embarrassment of Riches, Simon Schama

Transvaal Rebellion, John LaBond

The If Man, Chris Ash

The Boer War, Martin Bossenbrock

The Boer War, A History, Denis Judd and Keith Surridge

The Great Boer War, Byron Farwell

The Boer War, Thomas Pakenham

Diamonds and Gold War, Martin Meredith

The Hero of Empire, Candice Millard

The Boy-Man, Tim Jeal

 

Maritime Choke Point Books

Maritime Choke Points

The Middle Sea, John Julius Norwich

great_seaThe Great Sea, David Abulafia

pathThe Path Between the Seas, David McCullough

pacificPacific, Simon Winchester

mortal_seaThe Mortal Sea, W. Jeffrey Bolster

parting_desertParting the Desert, Zachary Karabell

sea_civilizationThe Sea and Civilization, Lincoln Paine

Krakatoa, Simon Winchester

Gallipoli, Peter FitzSimons

 

Disease and History Books

Disease and History

great_mortalityThe Great Mortality, John Kelly

great_influenzaThe Great Influenza, John M. Barry

ghost_mapThe Ghost Map, Steven Johnson

fluFlu, Gina Kolata

american_plagueThe American Plague, Molly Caldwell Crosby

cholera_yearsThe Cholera Years, Charles E. Rosenberg

disease_in_historyDisease in History, Frederick F. Cartwright

epidemics in historyEpidemics in History, Sheldon Watts

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Roy Porter

Death in Hamburg, Richard J. Evans

The Other Slavery, Andres Resendez

 

Embassy to the Eastern Courts Books

Embassy to the Eastern Courts

empire_of_teaThe Empire of Tea, Alan MacFarlane and Iris MacFarlane

first_met_chinaWhen America First Met China, Eric Jay Dolin

splendid_exchangeA Splendid Exchange, William J. Bernstein

american_lionAmerican Lion, Jon Meacham

sea_of_glorySea of Glory, Nathaniel Philbrick

embasyEmbassy to the Eastern Courts, Andrew C.A. Jampoler

 

The Ocean Cruises of Admiral Zheng He and China’s Navy Today Books

The Ocean Cruises of Admiral Zheng He and China’s Navy Today

early_mappingEarly Mapping of the Pacific, Thomas Suartz

china_ruled_seaWhen China Ruled the Seas, Louise Levathes

14211421 The Year China Discovered America, Gavin Menzies

14341434, Gavin Menzies

 

Major Themes in History Books

Major Themes in History

Collapse, Jared Diamond

Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond

Study of History, Arnold J. Toynbee

Clash of Civilizations, Remaking of World Order, Samuel Pl Huntington

The End of History and the Last Man, Francis Fukuyama

 

 

 


Lectures on Regent Mariner Montreal to Miami Oct-Nov 2017

Here are books mentioned in Andy’s talks on Regent Mariner.

Disaster at Lady Franklin Bay: The Greely Expedition

Ice Blink Scott Cookman

Lady Franklin’s Revenge Ken McGoogan

Ghosts of Cape Sabine Leonard F. Guttridge

In the Kingdom of Ice Hampston Sides

Three Years of Arctic Survivors Adolphus Greely

Abandoned Alden Todd

The Rescue of Greely Winfield Scott Schley

Congo Andrew C.A. Jampoler

Last Lincoln Conspirator

American Brutus  Michael Kauffman

Manhunt  James Swanson

The Empire of Cotton  Sven Beckert

Last Lincoln Conspirator Andrew C.A. Jampoler

Lost in the Ice

The Great Influenza John M. Barry

Flu Gina Kolata

Leviathan or the Whale Phillip Hoare

In the Heart of the Sea Nathaniel Philbrick

Moby Dick Herman Melville

Mocha Dick or the White Whale of the Pacific J.N. Reynolds

Leviathan: History of Whaling in America Eric Jay Dolin

The War Against the Seals Briton Cooper Busch

Cod Mark Kurlansky

The Mortal Sea W. Jeffrey Bolster

Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilizations Brian Fagan

The Doryman’s Reflection: A Fisherman’s Life Paul Molyneaux

Black Rock and Blue Water

Engines of Empire Douglas R. Burgess Jr.

The First Atlantic Liners Peter Allington, Basil Greenhill

British Mail Steamers to South America 1851-1965 Robert Forrester

Black Rock and Blue Water Andrew C.A. Jampoler

Innocents Abroad

Innocents Abroad Mark Twain

The Most Famous Man in America  Debby Applegate

Roughing It Mark Twain

Life on the Mississippi Mark Twain

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Samuel L. Clemens Jerome Loving

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain Justin Kaplan

The Singular Mark Twain Fred Kaplan

Mark Twain Ron Powers

Mark Twain: Man in White Michael Shelden

Disease in History

great_mortalityThe Great Mortality John Kelly

great_influenzaThe Great Influenza John M. Barry

ghost_mapThe Ghost Map Steven Johnson

fluFlu Gina Kolata

american_plagueThe American Plague Molly Caldwell Crosby

cholera_yearsThe Cholera Years Charles E. Rosenberg

disease_in_historyDisease in History Frederick F. Cartwright

epidemics in historyEpidemics in History Sheldon Watts

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind Roy Porter

Death in Hamburg Richard J. Evans

The Other Slavery Andres Resendez

 


Lectures on Regent Navigator LA to Auckland Jan-Feb 2018

These are books mentioned in my lectures on-board Regent Navigator, January 8-February 6, 2018.

In Harm’s Way Books

The Cook Expedition Books

Expedition of Jean-Francoise de Galaup, Comte de la Perouse Books

Bligh and the Bounty Books

Embassy to the Eastern Courts Books

The U.S. Navy’s Ex.Ex. Expedition Books

Robert Louis Stevenson Books

The Spanish American War Books

Empires in Collision: The Russo-Japanese War, the Neglected First Great War of the 20th Century Books

The Guns of August: World War I At Sea Books

Gallipoli and the Anzacs Books

Amelia Earhart Books

Why We Fought Part I Books

Why We Fought Part II Books

Adak, the Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586 Books

Maritime Chokepoints and Strategic Waters Books

 

In Harms Way Books

 

In Harms Way 

War Plan Orange, Edward S. Miller

Bankrupting the Enemy, Edward S. Miller

Japan 1941, Eri Hotta

Rape of Nanking, Iris Chang

Pacific Crucible, Ian W. Toll

The Conquering Tide, Ian W. Toll

Flights of Passage, Samuel Hynes

The Pacific War, John Costello

At Dawn We Slept, Gordon W. Prange

Miracle at Midway, Gordon W. Prange

Flags of Our Fathers, James Bradley

Silent Victory, Clay Blair Jr.

The Thousand Mile War, Brian Garfield

Sunk Mochitsura Hashimoto

In Harm’s Way, Doug Stanton

Retribution, Max Hastings

Hell to Pay, D.M. Giangreco

 

The Cook Expeditions Books

 

The Cook Expeditions 

The Command of the Ocean, N.A.M. Rodger

Captain Cook’s World, John Robson

The Life of Captain James Cook, J.C. Beaglehole

Blue Latitudes, Tony Horowitz

The Voyages of Captain James Cook, Nicholas Thomas, Editor

Joseph Banks: A Life, Patrick O’Brian

Sir Joseph Banks, H.B. Carter

The Theory of an Antipodal Southern Continent During the Sixteenth Century, James R. McClymont

Antipodes: In Search of A Southern Continent, Avan Judd Stalland

Great Southern Land, Michael Pearson

Hunt for the Southern Continent, James Cook

A Voyage Round the World, George Forster

European Vision and the South Pacific, Bernard Smith

 

Expedition of Jean-Francoise de Galaup, Comte de la Perouse Books

 

Expedition of Jean-Francoise de Galaup, Comte de la Perouse

Where Fate Beckons, John Dunmore

The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire 1713-1763, Paul W. Mapp

Battle for Empire, Tom Pocock

The Age of the Ship of the Line, Jonathan R. Dull

The French Navy and the Seven Years War, Jonathan R. Dull

Days of the French Revolution, Christopher Hibbert

Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, Simon Schama

 

Bligh and the HMS Bounty Books

 

Bligh and the HMS Bounty

 

The Bounty, Caroline Alexander

Mr. Bligh’s Bad Language, Greg Dening

The Bounty Mutiny, William Bligh and Edward Christian

The Gathering Wind, Gregory A. Freeman

Lost Paradise, Kathy Marks

 

Embassy to the Eastern Courts Books

 

Embassy to the Eastern Courts

empire_of_teaThe Empire of Tea, Alan MacFarlane and Iris MacFarlane

first_met_chinaWhen America First Met China, Eric Jay Dolin

splendid_exchangeA Splendid Exchange, William J. Bernstein

american_lionAmerican Lion, Jon Meacham

sea_of_glorySea of Glory, Nathaniel Philbrick

embasyEmbassy to the Eastern Courts, Andrew C.A. Jampoler

 

 

The U.S. Navy’s Ex.Ex. Expedition Books

 

The U.S. Navy’s Ex.Ex. Expedition 

Round About the Earth, Joyce E. Chaplin

The Sea and Civilization, Lincoln Paine

Ships of Discovery and Exploration, Lincoln Paine

Leviathan, Eric Jay Dolan

The War Against the Seals, Briton Cooper Busch

Lewis Coolidge and the Voyage of the Amethyst, Evabeth Miller Kienast (ed)

Mocha Dick, Cameron L Ferguson

Mocha Dick: The Legend and Fury, Brian J. Heinz

Voyage of tghe Southern Ocean, William Reynolds

Private Journal of William Reynolds, William Reynolds

The Shaping of American Ethnography, Barry Alan Joyce

Darwiniana, Asa Gray

The Great United States Exploring Expedition, William Stanton

Sea of Glory, Nathaniel Philbrick

Stormy Voyager, Robert Silverberg

The Race to the White Continent, Alan Gurney

Twenty Years Before the Mast, Charles Erskine

Fountain of Discontent, Gordon Warren

The Trent Affair: An Historical Retrospect, Charles Francis Adams

 

Robert Louis Stevenson Books

 

 

Robert Louis Stevenson 

Robert Louis Stevenson, Claire Harman

Myself and the Other Fellows, Claire Harman

How the Scots Invented the Modern World, Arthur Herman

Brilliant Beacons, Eric Jay Dolin

Lighthouse Construction and Illumination, Thomas Stevenson

The Lighthouse Stevensons, Bella Bathurst

 

The Spanish American War Books

 

The Spanish American War 

The Golden Empire, Hugh Thomas

Conquerors, Roger Crowley

Rivers of Gold, Hugh Thomas

Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

World Without End, Hugh Thomas

Railroaded, Richard White

The War with Spain in 1898, David F. Trask

Manila and Santiago, Jim Leeke

Empire by Default, Ivan Musicant

Bullets and Bacilli, Vincent J. Cirillo

The Philippine War 1899-1902, Brian McAllister Linn

King Leopold’s Soliloquy, Mark Twain

The Path Between the Seas, David McCullough

 

Empires in Collision Books

Empires in Collision

Theodore Rex, Edmund Morris

Nicholas I, Emperor and Autocrat of  all the Russias,  Bruce Lincoln

Lords of the Horizon, Jason Goodwin 

Napoleon III, A Life, Fenton Bresler

Victoria, the Queen, Julia Baird

The Making of Modern Japan, Maurius Jansen

The Tide at Sunrise, A History of the Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905, Denis Warner and Peggy Warner

Maritime Operations in the Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905, Julian S. Corbett

A Much Recorded War, Frederic Sharf

 

 

The Guns of August Books

The Guns of August 

First World War, John Keegan

The Sleepwalkers, Christopher Clark

Woodrow Wilson, John Milton Cooper Jr.

Castles of Steel, Robert K. Massie

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War, Max Hastings

From Imperial Splendor to Internment, Nicolas Wolz

1913 In Search of the World Before the Great War, Charles Emmerson

The War that Ended the Peace, Margaret MacMillian

Towards the Flame, Dominic Liever

Guns of August, Barbara Tuchman

The Russian Origins of World War ISean McMeekin

Dead Wake, Eric Larson

The DelugeArthur Marwick

Over Here, David M. Kennedy

 

Gallipoli and the Anzacs Books

 

Gallipoli and the Anzacs 

Gallipoli, Alan Moorehead

Gallipoli, Christopher Pugsley

The Anzac Experience, Christopher Pugsley

Gallipoli, Major Fred White Diary

Gallipoli, Peter Hart

Gallipoli, Peter Fitzsimons

 

Amelia Earhart Books

 

Amelia Earhart

The Fun of It, Amelia Earhart

Last Flight, Amelia Earhart

World Flight, Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, John Parlin

Amelia Earhart, the Mystery Solved, Marie K. Long and Elgen M. Long

Amelia Earhart, The Thrill of It, Susan Wels

Amelia Earhart’s Shoes, Thomas F. King and Randall Jacobson

Earhart Lives, Joe Klaas

The Search for Amelia Earhart, Fred Goerner

 

Why We Fought Part I Books

 

Why We Fought: Propaganda and World War II (Part 1)

anatomy_fascismAnatomy of Fascism, Robert O. Paxton

hitlerlandHitlerland, Andrew Nagorski

guns_of_augustGuns of August, Barbara W. Tuchman

dietrichDietrich and Riefenstahl, Karin Wieland

high_castleThe Man in the High Castle, Phillip K. Dick

barryHell’s Foundation, Geoffrey Moorhouse

ended_peaceThe War that Ended Peace, Margaret MacMillian

1914Catasrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War, Max Hastings

ottoman_end_gameThe Ottoman Endgame, Sean McMeekin

speerSpeer: Hitler’s Architect, Martin Kitchen

sleepwalkersThe Sleepwalkers, Christopher Clark

19131913, Charles Emmerson

hell_and_backTo Hell and Back, Ian Kershaw

russian_originsThe Russian Origins of the First World War, Sean McMeekin

 

Why We Fought Part II Books

 

Why We Fought: Propaganda and World War II (Part II)

hell_to_pay_clipHell to Pay, D.M. Giangreco

pacific_cruciblePacific Crucible, Ian W. Toll

conquering_tideThe Conquering Tide, Ian W. Toll

stillwellStillwell and the American Experience in China 1911-45, Barbara W. Tuchman

american_ceasarAmerican Caesar, William Manchester

bankruptingBankrupting the Enemy, Edward S. Miller

midwayThe Battle of Midway, Craig L. Symonds

commandIn Command of History, David Reynolds

Japan 1941, Eri Hotta

 

Adak, the Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586 Books

 

 

Adak: The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586

cover of ADAK: The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586 by Andrew JampolerAdak: The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586, Andrew C.A. Jampoler

 

Maritime Chokepoints and Strategic Waters Books

 

Maritime Chokepoints and Strategic Waters

middle_seaThe Middle Sea, John Julius Norwich

great_seaThe Great Sea, David Abulafia

pathThe Path Between the Seas, David McCullough

pacificPacific, Simon Winchester

mortal_seaThe Mortal Sea, W. Jeffrey Bolster

parting_desertParting the Desert, Zachary Karabell

sea_civilizationThe Sea and Civilization, Lincoln Paine

Krakatoa, Simon Winchester

Gallipoli, Peter FitzSimons

 

 


Lectures on Smithsonian Journeys Miami to Miami December 2017–January 2018

Here is a list of books discussed in Andy’s lectures on Regent Explorer’s “Southern Charms” cruise.

The Caribbean and the Early Age of Exploration

Columbus: The Four Voyages, Lurence Bergreen

Longitude, Dava Sobel

Sextant, David Barrie

Devil in the White City, Erik Larson

Black Rock and Blue Water:  The Wreck of RMS Rhone

The First Atlantic Liners, Peter Allington

Engines of Empire, Douglas Burgess Jr.

British Mail Steamers to South America 1851-1965, Robert Forrester

Royal Mail: A Centenary History of the Royal Mail Line 1839-1939, T.A. Bushell

The Spanish American War

The Golden Empire, Hugh Thomas

Conquerors, Roger Crowley

Rivers of Gold, Hugh Thomas

Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

World Without End, Hugh Thomas

Railroaded, Richard White

The War with Spain in 1898, David F. Trask

Manila and Santiago, Jim Leeke

Empire by Default, Ivan Musicant

Bullets and Bacilli, Vincent J. Cirillo

The Philippine War 1899-1902, Brian McAllister Linn

King Leopold’s Soliloquy, Mark Twain

The Path Between the Seas, David McCullough

American Civil War Afloat

Lincoln and His Admirals Craig L. Symonds

Civil War at Sea Craig L. Symonds

War on the Waters  James M. McPherson

CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge  Mark Lardas

Wolf of the Deep  Stephen Fox

Shenandoah

The Seeking Gary McKay

The Last Shot Lynn Schooler

The Shenandoah Affair Paul Williams

Sea of Gray Tom Chaffin

Confederate Raiders in the North Pacific Murray Morgan

CSS Shenandoah James L. Waddell

The Last Confederate Ship at Sea Paul William

Confederates Down Under

Most Famous Man in America Debby Applegate

Empire of Cotton Sven Beckert

The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe James Dunwoody Bulloch

Interesting Times

First World War  John Keegan

The Sleepwalkers  Christopher Clark

Woodrow Wilson  John Milton Cooper Jr.

Castles of Steel Robert K. Massie

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War Max Hastings

From Imperial Splendor to Internment Nicolas Wolz

1913 In Search of the World Before the Great War Charles Emmerson

The War that Ended the Peace Margaret MacMillian

Towards the Flame Dominic Liever

Guns of August Barbara Tuchman

The Russian Origins of World War I Sean McMeekin

Over Here David M. Kennedy

A Nation Without Borders Steven Hahn

A Life of Ulysses S. Grant Ronald C. White

The Deluge  Arthur Marwick

Dead Wake Eric Larson

 


Great River Expedition Book Recommendations

The adventurous allure of distant rivers held a fascination for American explorers of the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Author and maritime historian Andy Jampoler recounts the true stories of three voyages of discovery.

In 1848 Navy Lieutenant William Lynch and his party of volunteer sailors undertook the first and only American expedition of exploration to the Dead Sea.  Defying Bedouin threats and epidemic disease, the expedition was the first to determine precisely how far the Dead Sea was below sea level.

Under orders from the navy secretary, in 1885 Lieutenant Emory Taunt traveled alone on Africa’s disease-infested Congo River.  He returned later, unsuccessfully seeking wealth and hoping to salvage a reputation marred by alcoholism.  He died beside the river in 1891 while serving as the first resident American diplomat in the Congo Free State.

Former President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1913 expedition on the mysterious Amazon tributary, the “River of Doubt,” after his failed third term re-election, almost killed him.  Follow Roosevelt’s journey through lethal Amazonia overland and downriver by dugout canoe.

Here is a list of books mentioned in Andy’s talk at the Smithsonian Associates program, Great River Expeditions, on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

 

The River Jordan and the Dead Sea: William Lynch, 1848

Collins, Steven & Scott, Latayne C., Discovering the City of Sodom

Goren, Haim, Dead Sea Level

Jampoler, Andrew C.A., Sailors in the Holy Land: The 1848 American Expedition to the Dead Sea and the Search for Sodom and Gomorrah

Lynch, William Francis, Narrative of the United States Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea

  

The Congo: Emory Taunt, 1885

Conrad, Joseph, Heart of Darkness

Doyle, A. Conan, The Crime of the Congo

Hochschild, Adam, King Leopold’s Ghost

Jampoler, Andrew C.A.,  Congo: The Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN

Stanley, Henry M, Through the Dark Continent

Twain, Mark, King Leopold’s Soliloquy

Van Reybrouck, David, Congo: The Epic History of a People

  

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt 1913—14

Creighton, Margaret, The Electrifying Force of Rainbow City

Herndon, Wm. Lewis & Gibbon, Lardner, Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon

Kinder, Gary, Ship of Gold and the Deep Blue Sea

Kinzer, Stephen, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the Birth of the American People

Millard, Candice, The River of Doubt

Morris, EdmundColonel Roosevelt

Morris, EdmundTheodore Rex

Morris, EdmundThe Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt, Theodore, Through the Brazilian Wilderness

 

Books by Andy:

ADAK

Sailors in the Holy Land

Last Lincoln Conspirator

Horrible Shipwreck

Congo

Black Rock and Blue Water

Embassy to the Eastern Courts

 

 


Lectures on Smithsonian Journeys Bangkok to Abu Dhabi April May 2017

These are books mentioned in my Smithsonian Journeys lectures on-board Regent Voyager, April 8-May 2, 2017.

Singapore Books

Russo-Japanese Books

Embassy Books

Kipling Books

Exploration and Mapping Books

Disease Books

Zheng He Books

Why We Fought Part I Books

Why We Fought Part II Books

Choke Points Books

Earhart Books

Bligh Books

Major Themes Books

SingaporeBooks

Singapore in Peace and War

forgotten_armiesForgotten Armies, Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper

honourable_companyThe Honourable Company, John Keay

second_world_warThe Second World War, John Keegan

decline_and_fallDecline and Fall of the British Empire, Piers Brendon

melaka_straaitThe Singapore and Melaka Straits, Peter Borchberg

singapore_biographySingapore: A Biography, Ravinder Frost and Yu_mei Balasingamchow

hinge_of_fateThe Hinge of Fate, Winston Churchill

mutiny_singapore

The Mutiny in Singapore, Sho Kuwajima

deep_northThe Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanigan

RussoJapaneseBooks

Empires in Collision:

Theodore Rex, Edmund Morris

Nicholas I, Emperor and Autocrat of  all the Russias,  Bruce Lincoln

Lords of the Horizon, Jason Goodwin 

Napoleon III, A Life, Fenton Bresler

Victoria, the Queen, Julia Baird

The Making of Modern Japan, Maurius Jansen

The Tide at Sunrise, A History of the Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905, Denis Warner and Peggy Warner

Maritime Operations in the Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905, Julian S. Corbett

A Much Recorded War, Frederic Sharf

 

 

EmbassyBooks

Embassy to the Eastern Courts

empire_of_teaThe Empire of Tea, Alan MacFarlane and Iris MacFarlane

first_met_chinaWhen America First Met China, Eric Jay Dolin

splendid_exchangeA Splendid Exchange, William J. Bernstein

american_lionAmerican Lion, Jon Meacham

sea_of_glorySea of Glory, Nathaniel Philbrick

embasyEmbassy to the Eastern Courts, Andrew C.A. Jampoler

 

KiplingBooks

Rudyard Kipling: Bard of Empire

Decline and Fall of the British Empire 1781-1997, Piers Brendon

Indian Summer, Alex von Tunzelmann

Empire, Neil Ferguson

The Great Mutiny: India 1857, Christopher Hibbert

India, John Keay

A Circle of Sisters, Judith Flanders

Rudyard Kipling: Something of Myself, edited Thomas Pinney

 

MappingandExplorationBooks

European Exploration and Mapping South East Asia

fourth_partThe Fourth Part of the World, Toby Lester

emoire_cottonEmpire of Cotton, Sven Beckert

embarrassment_richesThe Embarrassment of Riches, Simon Schama

batavias_graveyardBatavia’s Graveyard, Mike Dash

 

DiseaseBooks

Disease in History

great_mortalityThe Great Mortality, John Kelly

great_influenzaThe Great Influenza, John M. Barry

ghost_mapThe Ghost Map, Steven Johnson

fluFlu, Gina Kolata

american_plagueThe American Plague, Molly Caldwell Crosby

cholera_yearsThe Cholera Years, Charles E. Rosenberg

disease_in_historyDisease in History, Frederick F. Cartwright

epidemics in historyEpidemics in History, Sheldon Watts

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Roy Porter

Death in Hamburg, Richard J. Evans

The Other Slavery, Andres Resendez

 

ZhengHeBooks

The Ocean Cruises of Admiral Zheng He and China’s Navy Today

early_mappingEarly Mapping of the Pacific, Thomas Suartz

china_ruled_seaWhen China Ruled the Seas, Louise Levathes

14211421 The Year China Discovered America, Gavin Menzies

14341434, Gavin Menzies

 

WWIIPart1Books

Why We Fought: Propaganda and World War II (Part 1)

anatomy_fascismAnatomy of Fascism, Robert O. Paxton

hitlerlandHitlerland, Andrew Nagorski

guns_of_augustGuns of August, Barbara W. Tuchman

sleepwalkersThe Sleepwalkers, Christopher Clark

19131913, Charles Emmerson

hell_and_backTo Hell and Back, Ian Kershaw

russian_originsThe Russian Origins of the First World War, Sean McMeekin

ended_peaceThe War that Ended Peace, Margaret MacMillian

1914Catasrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War, Max Hastings

ottoman_end_gameThe Ottoman Endgame, Sean McMeekin

speerSpeer: Hitler’s Architect, Martin Kitchen

dietrichDietrich and Riefenstahl, Karin Wieland

high_castleThe Man in the High Castle, Phillip K. Dick

barryHell’s Foundation, Geoffrey Moorhouse

 

WWIIPartIIBooks

Why We Fought: Propaganda and World War II (Part II)

hell_to_pay_clipHell to Pay, D.M. Giangreco

pacific_cruciblePacific Crucible, Ian W. Toll

conquering_tideThe Conquering Tide, Ian W. Toll

stillwellStillwell and the American Experience in China 1911-45, Barbara W. Tuchman

american_ceasarAmerican Caesar, William Manchester

bankruptingBankrupting the Enemy, Edward S. Miller

midwayThe Battle of Midway, Craig L. Symonds

commandIn Command of History, David Reynolds

Japan 1941, Eri Hotta

 

ChokePointsBooks

Maritime Chokepoints and Strategic Waters
middle_seaThe Middle Sea, John Julius Norwich

great_seaThe Great Sea, David Abulafia

pathThe Path Between the Seas, David McCullough

pacificPacific, Simon Winchester

mortal_seaThe Mortal Sea, W. Jeffrey Bolster

parting_desertParting the Desert, Zachary Karabell

sea_civilizationThe Sea and Civilization, Lincoln Paine

Krakatoa, Simon Winchester

Gallipoli, Peter FitzSimons

 

EarhartBooks

Amelia Earhart

The Fun of It, Amelia Earhart

Last Flight, Amelia Earhart

World Flight, Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, John Parlin

Amelia Earhart, the Mystery Solved, Marie K. Long and Elgen M. Long

Amelia Earhart, The Thrill of It, Susan Wels

Amelia Earhart’s Shoes, Thomas F. King and Randall Jacobson

Earhart Lives, Joe Klaas

The Search for Amelia Earhart, Fred Goerner

 

BlighBooks

Captain Bligh and HMS Bounty

The Bounty, Caroline Alexander

Mr. Bligh’s Bad Language, Greg Dening

The Bounty Mutiny, William Bligh and Edward Christian

The Gathering Wind, Gregory A. Freeman

Lost Paradise, Kathy Marks

 

MajorThemesBooks

Major Themes in History

Collapse, Jared Diamond

Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond

Study of History, Arnold J. Toynbee

Clash of Civilizations, Remaking of World Order, Samuel Pl Huntington

The End of History and the Last Man, Francis Fukuyama

 

 


Conversations on Seabourn Odyssey L.A. to Barbados January 2017

Books mentioned in Andy’s conversations on Seabourn Odyssey, January 6-February 6, 2017, Los Angeles to Barbados through the Panama Canal.

Innocents Abroad

Innocents Abroad Mark Twain

The Most Famous Man in America  Debby Applegate

Engines of Empire Douglas R. Burgess Jr.

Roughing It Mark Twain

Life on the Mississippi Mark Twain

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Samuel L. Clemens Jerome Loving

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain Justin Kaplan

The Singular Mark Twain Fred Kaplan

Mark Twain Ron Powers

Mark Twain: Man in White Michael Shelden

Disease in History

great_mortalityThe Great Mortality, John Kelly

great_influenzaThe Great Influenza, John M. Barry

ghost_mapThe Ghost Map, Steven Johnson

fluFlu, Gina Kolata

american_plagueThe American Plague, Molly Caldwell Crosby

cholera_yearsThe Cholera Years, Charles E. Rosenberg

disease_in_historyDisease in History, Frederick F. Cartwright

epidemics in historyEpidemics in History, Sheldon Watts

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Roy Porter

Death in Hamburg, Richard J. Evans

Rounding Cape Horn

Empire of Tea, Alan MacFarlane and Iris MacFarlane

A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World, William J. Bernstein

Rivers of Gold, Hugh Thomas

Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire, Roger Crowley

Batavias Graveyard, Mike Dash

Sea of Glory, Nathaniel Philbrick

The Race to the New World, Douglas Hunter

Over the Edge of the World, Laurence Bergreen

The Spanish American War

The Golden Empire, Hugh Thomas

Conquerors, Roger Crowley

Rivers of Gold, Hugh Thomas

Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

World Without End, Hugh Thomas

Railroaded, Richard White

The War with Spain in 1898, David F. Trask

Manila and Santiago, Jim Leeke

Empire by Default, Ivan Musicant

Bullets and Bacilli, Vincent J. Cirillo

The Philippine War 1899-1902, Brian McAllister Linn

King Leopold’s Soliloquy, Mark Twain

The Path Between the Seas, David McCullough

The Suez and Panama Canals

pathThe Path Between the Seas, David McCullough

parting_desertParting the Desert, Zachary Karabell

Maritime Connections 

middle_seaThe Middle Sea, John Julius Norwich

great_seaThe Great Sea, David Abulafia

pathThe Path Between the Seas, David McCullough

pacificPacific, Simon Winchester

mortal_seaThe Mortal Sea, W. Jeffrey Bolster

parting_desertParting the Desert, Zachary Karabell

sea_civilizationThe Sea and Civilization, Lincoln Paine

Coal, A Human History, Barbara Freese

The River of Doubt

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris

Theodore Rex, Edmund Morris

Colonel Roosevelt, Edmund Morris

Ship of Gold and the Deep Blue Sea, Gary Kinder

The River of Doubt, Candice Millard

Through the Brazilian Wilderness, Theodore Roosevelt

American Civil War Afloat

Lincoln and His Admirals Craig L. Symonds

Civil War at Sea Craig L. Symonds

War on the Waters  James M. McPherson

CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge  Mark Lardas

Wolf of the Deep  Stephen Fox

Shenandoah

The Seeking Gary McKay

The Last Shot Lynn Schooler

The Shenandoah Affair Paul Williams

Sea of Gray Tom Chaffin

Confederate Raiders in the North Pacific Murray Morgan

CSS Shenandoah James L. Waddell

The Last Confederate Ship at Sea Paul William

Confederates Down Under

Most Famous Man in America Debby Applegate

Empire of Cotton Sven Beckert

The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe James Dunwoody Bulloch

The Caribbean and the Early Age of Exploration

Columbus: The Four Voyages, Lurence Bergreen

Longitude, Dava Sobel

Sextant, David Barrie

Devil in the White City, Erik Larson

Black Rock and Blue Water:  The Wreck of RMS Rhone

The First Atlantic Liners, Peter Allington

Engines of Empire, Douglas Burgess Jr.

British Mail Steamers to South America 1851-1965, Robert Forrester

Royal Mail: A Centenary History of the Royal Mail Line 1839-1939, T.A. Bushell

The Guns of August: World War I at Sea

First World War John Keegan

The Sleepwalkers Christopher Clark

Woodrow Wilson John Milton Cooper Jr.

Castles of Steel Robert K. Massie

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War Max Hastings

From Imperial Splendor to Internment Nicolas Wolz

1913 In Search of the World Before the Great War Charles Emmerson

The War that Ended the Peace Margaret MacMillian

Towards the Flame Dominic Liever

Guns of August Barbara Tuchman

The Russian Origins of World War I Sean McMeekin

Dead Wake Eric Larson

The Deluge Arthur Marwick

Over Here David M. Kennedy

The Last Lincoln Conspirator

American Brutus  Michael Kauffman

Manhunt  James Swanson

The Empire of Cotton  Sven Beckert

Last Lincoln Conspirator Andrew C.A. Jampoler


Conversations on Smithsonian Journeys September 2016 New York to Montreal

Books mentioned in Andy’s Expedition and Adventure talks on Regent’s Seven Seas Mariner “Autumn Delights.”

September 2016

Innocents Abroad

Innocents Abroad Mark Twain

The Most Famous Man in America  Debby Applegate

Roughing It Mark Twain

Life on the Mississippi Mark Twain

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Samuel L. Clemens Jerome Loving

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain Justin Kaplan

The Singular Mark Twain Fred Kaplan

Mark Twain Ron Powers

Mark Twain: Man in White Michael Shelden

Lost in the Ice

The Great Influenza John M. Barry

Flu Gina Kolata

Leviathan or the Whale Phillip Hoare

In the Heart of the Sea Nathaniel Philbrick

Moby Dick Herman Melville

Mocha Dick or the White Whale of the Pacific J.N. Reynolds

Leviathan: History of Whaling in America Eric Jay Dolin

The War Against the Seals Briton Cooper Busch

Cod Mark Kurlansky

The Mortal Sea W. Jeffrey Bolster

Disaster at Lady Franklin Bay: The Greely Expedition

Ice Blink Scott Cookman

Lady Franklin’s Revenge Ken McGoogan

Ghosts of Sabine Leonard F. Guttridge

In the Kingdom of Ice Hampston Sides

Three Years of Arctic Service Adolphus Washington Greely

The Rescue of Greely Winfield Scott Schley

Abandoned Alden Todd

Congo Andrew C.A. Jampoler

Great Britain, the U.S and World War I at Sea

First World War John Keegan

The Sleepwalkers Christopher Clark

Woodrow Wilson John Milton Cooper Jr.

Castles of Steel Robert K. Massie

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War Max Hastings

From Imperial Splendor to Internment Nicolas Wolz

1913 In Search of the World Before the Great War Charles Emmerson

The War that Ended the Peace Margaret MacMillian

Towards the Flame Dominic Liever

Guns of August Barbara Tuchman

The Russian Origins of World War I Sean McMeekin

Dead Wake Eric Larson

The Deluge Arthur Marwick

Over Here David M. Kennedy

Last Lincoln Conspirator

American Brutus  Michael Kauffman

Manhunt  James Swanson

The Empire of Cotton  Sven Beckert

Last Lincoln Conspirator Andrew C.A. Jampoler

The United Kingdom, the Confederate Navy and the Civil War Navy

Lincoln and His Admirals Craig L. Symonds

Civil War at Sea Craig L. Symonds

War on the Waters  James M. McPherson

CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge  Mark Lardas

Wolf of the Deep  Stephen Fox

Shenandoah

The Seeking Gary McKay

The Last Shot Lynn Schooler

The Shenandoah Affair Paul Williams

Sea of Gray Tom Chaffin

Confederate Raiders in the North Pacific Murray Morgan

CSS Shenandoah James L. Waddell

The Last Confederate Ship at Sea Paul William

Confederates Down Under

Most Famous Man in America Debby Applegate

Empire of Cotton Sven Beckert

The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe James Dunwoody Bulloch

 

 


Conversations on Seabourn Quest Dover to Montreal August-September 2016

Books mentioned in Andy’s conversations on Seabourn Quest‘s “Voyage of Exploration”

August-September 2016.

Mary Rose

The Mary Rose  David Childs

The Men of the Mary Rose  A.J. Stirland

The Six Wives of Henry VIII Antonia Fraser

Henry VIII John Guy

Mary Rose, Your Noblest Shippe edited Peter Marsden

Iceland, Norway and the Cold War

Dead Wake Erik Larson

George F. Kennan John Lewis Gaddis

The Worlds of Herman Kahn Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi

Blind Man’s Bluff  Sherry Sontag

My Journey to the Nuclear Brink William J. Perry

Horrible Shipwreck

A Regency Visitor edited by E. M. Butler

Great Britain and the United States in WWI at Sea

First World War  John Keegan

The Sleepwalkers  Christopher Clark

Woodrow Wilson  John Milton Cooper Jr.

Castles of Steel Robert K. Massie

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War Max Hastings

From Imperial Splendor to Internment Nicolas Wolz

1913 In Search of the World Before the Great War Charles Emmerson

The War that Ended the Peace Margaret MacMillian

Towards the Flame Dominic Liever

Guns of August Barbara Tuchman

The Russian Origins of World War I Sean McMeekin

Disaster at Lady Franklin Bay: The Greely Expedition

Ice Blink Scott Cookman

Lady Franklin’s Revenge Ken McGoogan

Ghosts of Sabine Leonard F. Guttridge

In the Kingdom of Ice Hampston Sides

Last Lincoln Conspirator

American Brutus  Michael Kauffman

Manhunt  James Swanson

The Empire of Cotton  Sven Beckert

Civil War Navy

Lincoln and His Admirals Craig L. Symonds

Civil War at Sea Craig L. Symonds

War on the Waters  James M. McPherson

CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge  Mark Lardas

Wolf of the Deep  Stephen Fox

Shenandoah

The Seeking Gary McKay

The Last Shot Lynn Schooler

The Shenandoah Affair Paul Williams

Sea of Gray  Tom Chaffin

Confederate Raiders in the North Pacific Murray Morgan

CSS Shenandoah James L. Waddell

The Last Confederate Ship at Sea Paul William

Confederates Down Under

Most Famous Man in America Debby Applegate