SPECIFIC PACIFIC REFERENCES

Dr. Charles F. Urbanowicz / Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
California State University, Chico / Chico, California 95929-0400
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[This page printed from http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/JanMarch2007Refs.html

15 January 2007

This page provides some references for the "Enrichment Lectures" I will be providing for the Cunard Line on the Queen Elizabeth 2 for a twenty-nine day cruise from Los Angeles, California, to Sydney, Australia (January 22, 2007->February 21, 2007); this page also contains some references for the "Scholarship@Sea program" lectures I will be providing for Princess Cruises for a twelve-day cruise on the Sapphire Princess from Sydney to Auckland, New Zealand (February 28, 2007->March 12, 2007; and please see Figures I and II). Also note: this page draws upon a much-more-detailed web page entitled "Various Pacific References" that I have been working on for several years. For many more references, including numerous web pages dealing with various Pacific topics, please consult that particular page: http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PacificReferences.html.

Robert Aldrich, 1990, The French Presence In The South Pacific 1842-1890 (Honolulu: The University of Hawai'i Press). [Self-evident from title.]

Caroline Alexander, 2003, The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty (NY: Viking). [Self-evident from title.]

Dora Alves, 1999, The Maori And The Crown: An Indigenous People's Struggle For Self-Determination (Greenwood Press). [Self-evident from title.]

Timothy Auger [Editorial Director], 2001, New Zealand - DK Eyewitness Travel Guides (London: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.) [Self-evident from title.]

James Belich, 1996, Making Peoples: A History of the New Zealanders From Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press). [Self-evident from title.]

Ruth Benedict, 1946, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture. [The American Anthropologist Ruth Benedict, 1887-1948, worked for the United States Government during World War II, producing this analysis of Japanese culture "at a distance."]

David Bergamini, 1971, Japan's Imperial Conspiracy (William Morrow). [Deals with the Japanese Emperor Hirohito.]  

Laurence Bergreen, 2003, Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (NY: W. Morrow). [Self-evident from title.]

James Bradley with Ron Powers, 2000, Flags of Our Fathers (NY: Bantam Books). [Deals with the Battle for Iwo Jima and the individuals immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's famous flag-raising photograph.]

Stephen H. Brown, 2003, Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail (NY: St. Martin's Press). [Self-evident from title.] [This item, combined with Sobel 1995, provides excellent background for the problems of the navigators of the times.]

Thomas N. Carmichael, 1971, The Ninety Days: Five Battles That Changed The World October 1942-January 1943 [Guadalcanal, El Alamein, Operation Torch, Stalingrad, The Barents Sea] (Connecticut: Konecky & Konecky). [Self-evident from title} Interesting book that contextualizes major battles of this time period, including, obviously, Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.]

Iris Chang, 1997, The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II (Penguin Books). [Self-evident from title.] 

Inga Clendinnen, 2005, Dancing with Strangers: Europeans and Australians at First Contact (Cambridge University Press). [Self-evident from title.]

Nicholas Cobb, 2002, Insight Compact Guide: Tahiti & French Polynesia (London: Apa Publications). [Self-evident from title.]

John Costello, 1981, The Pacific War 1941-1945 (NY: HarperCollins). [Self-evident from title.]

William Craig, 1967, The Fall of Japan (NY: The Dial Press). [Self-evident from title} deals with the final weeks of the war in the Pacific and how the occupation forces eventually settled into the country.] 

Donald A. Davis, 2005, Lightning Strike (NY: St. Martin's Press). [Described as: "The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor."]

Nicholas Dawidoff, 1994, The Catcher Was A Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg (NY: Pantheon Books). [Somewhat self-evident from title: Moe Berg, a professional baseball player, was in Japan prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor.]

R.A. Derrick, 1950 [Revised Edition], A History of Fiji: Volume One (Suva: The Government Press). [Self-evident from title.]

James P. Duffy, 2004, Target: America - Hitler's Plan To Attack The United States (Praeger). [Self-evident from title.]

Edwin N. Ferdon, 1981, Early Tahiti As The Explorers Saw It 1767-1797 (Tuscon: The University of Arizona Press). [Self-evident from title.]

Edwin N. Ferdon, 1987, Early Tonga : As The Explorers Saw It 1616-1810 (Tuscon: The University of Arizona Press). [Self-evident from title.]

Peter Fitzsimons, 2004, Kokoda (Sydney, Australia: Hodder). [Excellent publication dealing with the battles on the "Kokoda Track" in New Guinea during World War II.]

Carroll V. Glines, 1991, The Doolittle Raid: America's Daring First Strike Against Japan (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military/Aviation History). [Self-evident from title: deals with the bombing of Japan on April 18, 1942].

Hal Gold, 1996, Unit 731: Testimony (Tokyo: Yenbooks). [Self-evident from title: deals with Japan's biological warfare in World War II.]

Irving Goldman, 1970, Ancient Polynesian Society (University of Chicago Press). [Self-evident from title.]

Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon [Editors], 1993, The Pearl Harbor Papers: Inside the Japanese Plans (Dulles, CA: Brassey's). [Self-evident from title.]

J. C. Graham [Editor, including an "Introduction"], 1965, Maori Paintings: Pictures from the Partridge Collection of Paintings by Gottfried Lindauer [1839-1926] (Wellington: A.H. & A. W. Reed). [Self-evident from title.]

John and Mary Gribben, 2003, Fitzroy: The Remarkable Story of Darwin's Captain and the Invention of the Weather Forecast (Yale University Press). [Self-evident from title.]

Ear Hinz, 1995, Pacific Island Battlegrounds Of World War II: Then And Now (Honolulu: The Bess Press). [Self-evident from title.]

Tony Horowitz, 2002, Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before (NY: Henry Holt and Company). [Self-evident from title.]

Robert Hughes, 1986, The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding (NY: Vintage Books). [Self-evident from title.]

Saburo Ienaga, 1968 [1978 English translation], The Pacific War, 1931-1945: A Critical Perspective on Japan's Role in World War II (NY: Pantheon Books). [Self-evident from title.] 

Barry Alan Joyce, 2001, The Shaping of American Ethnography: The Wilkes Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press). [Self-evident from title.]

Patrick Vinton Kirch, 2000, On The Road Of The Winds: An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands before European Contact (University of California Press). [Self-evident from title.]

Homer Lea, 1942 edition [with introduction by Clare Booth but originally published in 1909], The Valor of Ignorance (NY: Harper and Brothers). [Fascinating book about a fascinating individual and purported to the the "blueprint" for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and an eventual invasion of the west coast of the United States. This edition includes an introduction by Clare Booth.]

Douglas Lockwood, 2005, Australia Under Attack: The Bombing of Darwin-1942 [first published in 1966 as Australia's Pearl Harbor] (New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd). [Self-evident from title.] 

Harry E. Maude, 1968, Of Islands & Men: Studies in Pacific History (Oxford University Press). [Excellent overview by a distinguished Pacific scholar writing about Spanish discoveries in the Pacific, various "Beachcombers and Castaways" as well as the all-important "Tahitian Pork Trade" with Sydney, Australia.]

Gordon McLauchlan [Editor-in-Chief], 1984, New Zealand Encyclopedia (Auckland: Bateman). [Self-evident from title.] 

Gavin Menzies, 2002, 1421: The Year China Discovered America (Transworld Publishers). [Self-evident from title and a fascinating and controversial book!] 

James A. Michener, 1947, Tales of the South Pacific (Macmillan Edition). [Self-evident from title: Pulitzer Prize winner in 1948.]

Alan Morehead, 1966, The Fatal Impact: An Account of the Invasion of the South Pacific 1767-1840 (Penguin Books). [Self-evident from title and approximately one-half the book deals with Australia.]

David Mulligan, 2006, Angels of Kokoda (Melbourne: Lothian Books). [Self-evident from title: "Kokoda stands as one of the most illustrious names in Australian military history." From the Introduction by Michael Jeffery.]

Colin Newbury, 1980, Tahiti Nui: Change and Survival in French Polynsia 1767-1945 (Honolulu: The University of Hawai'i Press). [Self-evident from title.] 

Peter Nichols, 2003, Evolution's Captain: The Dark Fate of the Man Who Sailed Charles Darwin Around the World (NY: Viking). [Self-evident from title.]

Douglas L. Oliver, 1989a, The Pacific Islands (Third Edition). (Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii). [Self-evident from title.]

Douglas L. Oliver, 1989b, Oceania: The Native Cultures of Australia and the Pacific Islands, Two Volumes (Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii). [Self-evident from title.]

William L. O'Neill, 2002, The Oxford Essential Guide to World War II (NY: Berkley Books). [Self-evident from title.]

Nathaniel Philbrick, 2003, Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery The U.S. Exploring Expedition 1838-1842 (NY: Viking). [Self-evident from title.]

Liz Reed, 2004, Bigger Than Gallipoli: War, History And Memory in Australia (University of Western Australia Press). [Self-evident from title.]

Jean E. Rosenfeld, 1999, The Island Broken in Two Halves: Land and Renewal Movemenets Among the Maori of New Zealand (The Pennsylvania State University Press). [Self-evident from title.]

W. Hugh Ross, 1966, Te Kooti Rikirangi: General and Prophet (Auckland: Collins). [Somewhat self-evident from title: dealing with the late 19th Century "arch rebel" of New Zealand.]

Zoë Ross [Managing Editor], 1998, Australia - DK Eyewitness Travel Guides (London: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.) [Self-evident from title.]

Scott Rutherford [Project Editor], 2002, Insight Guide: Hawaii (USA: Lamgemscheidt Publishers, Inc.). [Self-evident from title.]

Paul Smitz [Coordinating Author] et al., 2004, Australia 12th Edition (Oakland, CA: Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd). [Self-evident from title.]

Dana Sobel, 1995, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (NY: Penguin Books). [Self-evident from title.] [This item, combined with Brown 2003, provides excellent background for the problems of the navigators of the times.]

David Stanley, 2003,Moon Handbooks: Tahiti Including the Cook Islands, Fifth Edition (Emeryville, CA: Avalon Travel Publishing). [Self-evident from title.]

David Stanley, 2004a, Moon Handbooks: Fiji, Seventh Edition (Emeryville, CA: Avalon Travel Publishing). [Self-evident from title.]

David Stanley, 2004b, Moon Handbooks: South Pacific, Eighth Edition (Emeryville, CA: Avalon Travel Publishing). [Self-evident from title.]

David E. Stannard, 1989, Before the Horror: The Population of Hawai'i on the Eve of Western Contact (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Social Science Research Institute). [Self-evident from title.]

John L. Stephen, 1984, Hawaii Under the Rising Sun: Japan's Plans For Conquest After Pearl Harbor. [Self-evident from title.]

Herman J. Viola & Carolyn Margolis [Editors], 1985, Magnificent Voyagers: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 (Washington, D.C. Smithsonian). [Self-evident from title.]

Anne Sharp Wells, 1999, Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War Against Japan (Lanham, MD & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.) [Self-evident from title.]

Robert K. Wilcox, 1985, Japan's Secret War (NY: William Morrow and Company, Inc.). [Convincing argument that Japan test-fired a nuclear device on the Korean peninsula on August 10, 1945, prior to their surrender in September, 1945.]

James Wilson, 1799, A Missionary Voyage To The Southern Pacific Ocean 1796-1798 [NY: 1968 Frederick A. Praeger reprint, with an "Introduction" by Irmgard Moschner.) [Self-evident from title.]

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FIGURE I: 22 January 2007 -> 21 February 2007

FIGURE II: 28 February 2007 -> 12 March 2007


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