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


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