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

 

 

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