NON-FICTION WRITERS by Carol (Sadie) Urbanowicz


Listed in the order in which they were presented by Carol (Sadie) Urbanowicz


     NOTE: a title with * in front of it is available on line at either wholly or in part.



Antonio Pigafetta - (Ferdinand Magellan's journey) * First Voyage Around the world 1519-1522

William Dampier –* A New Voyage Round the World -1692

Pedro Fernandes de Queiros - *The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros 1595-1606

Captain James Cook –* Three Voyages Round the World, OR  the book: The Journals of Captain Cook

    ARTISTS - (Cook's 1st circumnavigation) Daniel Solander, Sydney Parkinson, Alexander Buchan;

                  (2nd circumnavigation) William Hodges; ( 3rd circumnavigation) John Webber

Patrick OĠBrian - (about Joseph Banks) – Joseph Banks: A Life -1987

John Hawkesworth - *An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere: and Successfully Performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis,Captain Carteret and Captain Cook (3 Volumes ) 1773  (can be read on line, Kindle for a fee, or book)

Louis Antoine de Bougainville –*A Voyage Around the World in 1766-1769 - 1771

Edmund Fanning - *Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific 1792-1822  -1833

William BlighThe Mutiny Aboard the HMS Bounty -1792

Sir John Barrows- The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty -1831

     Preferred edition: Sir John Barrows - (Gavin Kennedy, ed.) – The Mutiny of the Bounty -1980


EARLY CHRONICLER William Mariner and Dr. John Martin- An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands in

     the South Pacific Ocean -2 volumes



John Williams –* A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands-1837

William Ellis – *Polynesian Researches During A Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the Society and Sandwich Islands -1829

Mrs. Mary Mercy Ellis –* Memoir of Mrs, Mary Mercy Ellis: Wife of the Rev. William Ellis, missionary in the South Seas and Foreign Secretary of the London Missionary Society: Including Notices of Heathen Society, of the Deatails of Missionary Life, and the Remarkable Display of Devine Goodness in Severe and Protracted Afflictions

Henry Obookiah – *Memoirs of Henry Obookiah

Lucy Thurston – *Life and Times of Mrs. Lucy Thurston, Wife of Rev. Asa Thruston, Pioneer Missionary to the

     Sandwich Islands

Hiram Bingham- *A Residence of Twenty-one Years in the Sandwich Islands: or the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Those Islands: Comprising a Particular View of the Missionary Operation Connected with the Introduction and Progress of Christianity and Civilization Among the Hawiian People -1848

A. R. Kassel – Hawaiian Missionaries – 2011



Owen ChaseThe Wreck of the Whaleship Essex -1821

Nathaniel PhilbrickIn the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex -2000

Nelson Cole Haley – Whale Hunt 1970

Mark Twain - ( A. Grave Day ed. ) Letters from Hawaii -1966; or Letters from the Sandwich Islands

Isabella L. BirdSix Months in the Sandwich Islands -1876

Constance F. Gordon-Cumming – PAINTINGS – and books: A Lady's Cruise in a French Man-of-War -1877; At Home in Fiji – 1882; Fire Fountains: the Kingdom of Hawaii, Its Volcanoes, and the History of the Missions (2 volumes) -1883

Queen Liloukalani – Hawai'i's Story - 1990

ARTIST – John La Farge

Robert Louis Stevenson – (A.  Grove Day, ed.) Travels in Hawaii -1973; A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa – 1892; In the South Seas – 1895

Charles Warren StoddardSouth Sea Idyls - 1864; Summer Cruising in the South Seas -1874; A Trip to Hawaii 1885; Hawaiian Life: Being Lazy, Letters from the Low Latitudes -1894

Paul Gauguin – *Noa Noa (translated 1919)

Jack London –*The Cruise of the Snark -1911

Arthur Francis GrimblePattern of Islands-1952 (also known as We Choose the Islands);

       Return to the Islands -1957

Frederick O'Brien – *White Shadows in the South Seas -1919

George Leslie Calderon – *Tahiti – 1921

Bronislaw Kaspar MalinowskiArgonauts of the Western Pacific -1922

Margaret Mead – Coming of Age in Samoa – 1928; Growing Up in New Guinea -1930  

James A. Michener – (with A. Grave Day) Rascals in Paradise -1957

Sir Peter Buck / Te Rangi HiroaVikings of the Sunrise-1938;  The Coming of the Maori -1947

Sydney W. PowellA South Sea Diary -1942

Robert A. Langdon – Tahiti: Island of Love -1959

A. Grove DayHawaii: Fiftieth Star -1960; (with Carl Stroven) - A Hawaiian Reader 1961; (with Carl Stroven) True Tales of the South Seas -1966; Spell of Hawaii -1968; The Lure of Tahiti -1987; Hawaii and its People -1995; PacificIslands Literature -1971; Mad About Islands: Novelists of a Vanished Pacific -1987

Gavan DawsShoal of Time-1968; Holy Man: Father Damien of Molokai -1973; A Dream of Islands – 1980;

      (with George Cooper)-Land and Power in Hawaii 1985; Honolulu, The First Century: The story of the town to 1876-2006

Sarah Vowell – Unfamiliar Fishes -2011





 Listed in the order in which they were presented by Carol (Sadie) Urbanowicz


Daniel DefoeRobinson Crusoe - 1719

William BlighThe Mutiny On Board the HMS Bounty – 1792

Sir John Barrow (Gavin Kennedy ed.) The Mutiny on the Bounty -1831 – (1980 Kennedy edition)

James Norman Hall and Charles Bernard Nordhoff – *Faery Lands of the South Seas – 1921;

     Trilogy: Mutiny on the Bounty – 1932, Men Against the Sea – 1932 – Pitcairn's Island – 1934;

     Hurricane – 1936;  No More Gas – 1940;  South Sea Tales – 1941

Richard Hough- Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian-1973

Albertine LoomisGrapes of Canaan: The True Story of Hawaii's Missionaries – 1966

Herman MelvilleTypee – 1846; Oomo – 1847; Moby Dick -1851

Mark TwainLetters From Hawaii 1866 (ed. A. Grove Day);  Roughing It – 1872

Pierre Loti – *The Marriage of Loti  (also known as Rarahu) -1880

Louis Becke –* By Reef and Palm – 1894; *The Ebbing of the Tide- 1896; 

     *The Mutineer: a Romance of Pitcairn Island – 1898; South Seas Supercargo -1906

Charles Warren StoddardSouth Sea Idyls -1873

Robert Louis StevensonSouth Sea Tales – 1893;

Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd OsbourneThe Wrecker – 1892; The Ebb-Tide – 1894

Lloyd Osbourne – * Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas – 1922

Jack LondonSouth Sea Tales – 1911; A Son of the Sun – 1912; House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii -1912; On the Makaloa Mat – 1919

Armine von TempskiBorn in Paradise – 1940; Aloha – 1946; Lava -1930; Ripe Breadfruit -1935

W. Somerset MaughamThe Moon and Sixpence –1919; The Trembling of a Leaf [incl. short story Rain] -1921

Robert Dean FrisbieThe Book of Pukka Puka -1929; My Tahiti – 1937; The Island of Desire – 1944; Amaru – 1945

Florence (Johnny) FrisbieMiss Ulysses of Puka Puka – 1948; The Frisbies of the South Seas: How Robert Dean Frisbie Raised his Four Polynesidan Chidlren1959 

James A. MichenerTales of the South Pacific -1941; Return to Paradise – 1951; Hawaii – 1959

Oswald Andrew Bushnell (O.A. Bushnell)The Return of Lono -1955; The Water of Kane -1960; Moloki – 1972; Ka'a'awa -1975; The Stone of Kannon -1978

Maualaivao Albert Wendt (Albert Wendt)Sons for the Return Home -1973; Pouliuli -1977

A. Grove Day – (with Eric Knudsen) Teller of Hawaiian Tales -1945; (with Carl Stroven) Best South Sea Stories -1965

Eugene BurdickThe Blue of Capricorn -1961

(John OÕGrady) pseudonym of Nino CulottaNo Kava for Johnny - 1966

Gavan DawsHonolulu Stories: Two Centuries of Writing -2008

Celeste VaiteBreadfruit -2000; Frangapani -2004; Taire in Bloom -2006


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