Conversations on Seabourn Sojourn: Hong Kong to Hong Kong Mar/Apr 2016

Here are books mentioned in my conversations on Seabourn Sojourn’s trip through China, Japan and Korea.

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

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


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


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


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


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