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