Paul Gauguin Cruise} June 4, 2022 - June 15, 2022


Dr. Charlie Urbanowicz / Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

California State University Chico / Chico, California 95929-0400

Home Page}

email: or


This is the expanded version of the one-page handout distributed on the June 2022 cruise. [NOTE:  Authors who have their name in bold, such as Klaus Berger, indicates that this was one of the references on the one-page handout distributed on the Paul Gauguin cruise.]


Printed from:


Kathleen Adler & Tamar Garb [Editors], 1986, The Correspondence of Berthe Morisot with her family and her friends, MANET, PUVIS de CHAVANNES, DEGAS, MONET, RENOIR AND MALLARME (London:  Camden Press).


Robert Aldrich, 1990, The French Presence in the South Pacific 1842-1890 (Honolulu:  University of Hawai'i Press).


Caroline Alexander, 2003, The Bounty:  The True Story of the Mutiny of the Mutiny on the Bounty (NY:  Viking).


Graham Allison, 2017, Destined For War:  Can America And China Escape Thucydides's Trap?  (Boston:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).


Mark Anderson, 2012, The Day The World Discovered The Sun (Da Capo).


Jules Archer, 1973, The Plot to Seize the White House (NY:  Hawthorn Books.  NOTE:  in 2007 a paperback version was published by Skyhorse Publishing Inc., New York City).


Samuel Bawlf, 2003, The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake 1577-1589 (Penguin).


Richard Bretell et al., 1988, The Art of Paul Gauguin (Washington:  The national Gallery of Art).


David Dean Barrett, 2020, 140 Days To Hiroshima:  The Story of Japan's Last Chance To Avert Armageddon (New York:  Diversion Books).


John Baxter, 2014, Disney During World War II:  How The Walt Disney Studio Contributed Ro Victory In The War (New York:  Disney Editions).


Klaus Berger, 1992, Japonisme in Western Painting from Whistler to Matisse [Translated by David Britt and first published in 1980 as Japonismus in der westlichen Maleri 1860-1920], Cambridge University Press.


Laurence Bergreen, 2003, Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (NY: W. Morrow).


Walter R. Borneman, 2012, The Admirals:  Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea (NY:  Little, Brown and Company).


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.]


Franois Cahin et al., 1983, Manet: 1832-1883 (NY:  The Metropolitan Museum of Art).


Franois Cahin, 1992, Gauguin:  The Quest For Paradise [originally published in 1989, translated from the French by I. Mark Paris] (NY:  Harry N. Abrams).


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] (Old Saybrook, CT:  Konecky & Konecky).


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


John Clancy, 2015, The Most Dangerous Moment of the War:  Japan's Attack on the Indian Ocean, 1942 (Oxford & Philadelphia: Casement uk).


Gordon Corrigan, 2006, Blood, Sweat and Arrogance and the myths of Churchill's War (Great Britain:  Weidenfeld & Nicolson).


Pierre Courthion, 1977, Impressionism [trans. by John Shepley] (NY:  Harry N. Abrams, Inc.).


John Crawford [Editor], 2000, Kia Kaha:  New Zealand in the Second World War (Oxford University Press).


Bengt Danielsson, 1966, Gauguin In The South Seas (NY:  Doubleday & Company, Inc.).


Bengt Danielsson and Marie-ThŽrse Danielsson, 1977, Moruroa Mon Amour:  The French Nuclear Tests in the Pacific [originally published in 1974] (Penguin).


Nienke Denenkamp, 2019, The Gauguin Atlas [translated by Laura Watkinson and first published in 2018 as de grote Gauguin atlas], Yale University Press).


Bernard Denvir [Editor], 1987, The Impressionists At First Hand (New York:  Thames and Hudson.Ltd/London).


Bernard Denvir, 1992, Gauguin:  Letters From Brittany And The South Seas (NY:  Clarkson Potter/Publishers).


Anne Distil et al., 1995, Gustave Caillebotte:  Urban Impressionist (The Art Institute of Chicago).


Joan Druett, 2011, Tupaia: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator (New Zealand:  Random House).


Hoito Edoin, 1987, The Night Tokyo Burned: The Incendiary Campaign Against Japan, March-August 1945 (NY: St. Martin's Press).


Jack Flam, 1995, Matisse On Art (University of California Press).


Mitsuo Fuchida and Masatake Okumiya, 1955, Midway:  The Japanese Navy's Story of the Battle That Doomed Japan (Ballantine Books).


Paul Fussell, 1988, Thank God For The Atomic Bomb And Other Essays (Simon & Schuster).


Paul Gauguin, 1897 [1901], Noa Noa (Translated from the French by P.F. Theis) (NY: The Noonday Press, 1951). [Gauguin's published journal of his initial stay in Tahiti, 1891-1893.]


Pola Gauguin, 1937,  My Father Paul Gauguin (NY: 1988 Hacker Books edition).


Margaret Geddes, 2004, Blood, Sweat and Tears:  Australia's WWII remembered by the men and women who lived it (Penguin).


Stuart D. Goldman, 2012, Nomonhan, 1939:  The Red Army's Victory That Shaped World War II (Annapolis, Maryland:  Naval Institute Press).


Suzanne Greub [Editor], 2011, Gauguin Polynesia (Wemding, Germany:  Firmengruppe Appl, aprinta druck GmbH).


Philip Henshall, 2000, The Nuclear Axis:  Germany, Japan And The Atomic Bomb Race 1939-45 (United Kingdom: Sutton Publishing Limited - Phoenix Hill).


Charles Higham, 1983, Trading With The Enemy:  An ExposŽ of The Nazi-American Money Plot 1933-1949 (NY:  Delacorte Press).


Anne Higonnet, 1990, Berthe Morisot (Harper & Row).


James D. Hornfischer, 2011, Neptune's Inferno:  The U.S. Navy At Guadalcanal (NY:  Bantam Books).


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


K.R. Howe, 2003, The Quest For Origins.


K.R. Howe [Editor], 2006, Vaka Moana:  Voyages of the Ancestors (U of Hawai'i Press).


Edwin P. Hoyt, 1982, Guadalcanal: The Desperate Struggle That Turned The Tide of the War.


William Bradford Huie, 1944, Can Do!  The Story of the Seabees (NY:  E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.)


Saburo Ienaga, 1978 [originally published in Japanese in 1968 as IWANAMI SHOTEN], The Pacific War, 1931-1945: A Critical Perspective on Japan's Role in World War II (NY: Random House).


Leo Janse, 2009 [Editor], Vincent Van Gogh: The Letters - The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition (London: Thames & Hudson, in association with the Van Gogh Museum and the Huygens Institute), Six Volumes. FASCINATING NOTE:  These six volumes are all available on the web at:


Martha Kapos [Editor], 1995, The Impressionists And Their Legacy (New York: Barnes & Noble Books).


Louis Kaufman, Barbara Fitzgerald, and Tom Swell, xxxx, Moe Berg:  Athlete, ScholarÉSpy.


Ann Kay, 2020, Berthe Morisot:  Masterpieces Of Art (Flame Tree Publishing, Fulham, London, United Kingdom).


Horst Keller, 1982, The Great Book of French Impressionism [translated by Alexis Brown from the 1975 Die Kunst franzšsischen Impressionisten] (NY:  Greenwich House).


Richard Kendall, 1996, Degas:  Beyond Impressionism (London:  National Gallery Publications).


Paul Kennedy, 2013, Engineers Of Victory:  The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide In The Second World War (New York:  Random House).


Patrick Vinton Kirch, 2000, On The Road Of The Winds:  An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands Before European Contact (University of California Press).


Kenneth K. Koskodan, 2009, No Greater Ally:  The Untold Story of Polish Forces in World War II.


Ulf KŸster, 2014, Gustave Courbet (Ostildern, Germany:  Hatje Cantz Verlag).


Nathaniel Lande, 2017, Spinning History:  Politics and Propaganda in World War II (New York City:  Skyhorse Publishing).


Thomas J. Larson & Alex W. du Peel, 2004, Bora Bora History and G.I.'s in Paradise: The Bobcat Project World war II story of the G.I.'s in Bora Bora (Pape'ete: ƒdition Pacific Promotion Tahiti S.A.)


Erik Larson, 2020, The Splendid And The Vile:  A Saga Of Churchill, Family, And Defiance During The Blitz (New York:  Crown).


Paule Laudon, 2001, Matisse In Tahiti [translated from the 1999 French edition by Michael Taylor] (Paris, France:  Vilo International 2001). 


Camille Laurens, 2017, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen:  The True Story Behind Degas's Masterpiece [translated from the French by Willard Wood and originally published in French as La petite danseuse de quartorzeans], New York:  Other Press).


Ted Lawson, 1943, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.


Heather Lemonedes, Belinda Thomson, and Agnieszka Juszczak, 2009, Paul Gauguin:  Paris, 1889 (Ostildern, Germany:  Hatje Cantz Verlag).


Curtis E. LeMay and Bill Yenne, 1988, Superfortress: The Story of the B-29 and American Air Power (NY: Berkley Books). [Self-evident from title.] 


Paul Laudon, 2001, Matisse In Tahiti [translated from the 1999 French edition by Michael Taylor] (Paris, France:  Vilo International 2001). 


Camille Laurens, 2017, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen:  The True Story Behind Degas's Masterpiece [translated from the French by Willard Wood and originally published in French as La petite danseuse de quartorzeans], New York:  Other Press).


Heather Lemonedes, Belinda Thomson, and Agnieszka Juszczak, 2009, Paul Gauguin:  Paris, 1889 (Ostildern, Germany:  Hatje Cantz Verlag).


Judy Le Paul [with the collaboration of Charles-Guy Le Paul], 1987, Gauguin And The Impressionists At Pont-Aven [translated from the 1983 L'impressionnisme dans l'Žcole de Pont-Aven] (NY:  Abbeville Press publishers).


Douglas Lockwood, 1967, Australia's Pearl Harbor:  Darwin 1942 (Sydney:  New Holland Publishers).


Ben Macintyre, 2010, Operation Mincemeat:  How A Dead Man And A Bizarre Plan Fooled The Nazis And Assured Allied Victory (NY: Broadway Books).


William Manchester, 1979, Goodbye Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War (Boston:  Little, Brown and Company).


David McCormack, 2016, Japan At War 1931-1945:  As The Cherry Blossom Falls (CPI Group, UK:  Fonthill).


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, Tale of the South Pacific [A 1948 Pulitzer Prize winner.] 


Alan Moorehead, 1966, The Fatal Impact: An Account of the Invasion of the South Pacific 1767-1840 (Penguin).


Ewen Montagu, 1953, The Man Who Never Was (Penguin).


Colin Newbury, 1980, Tahiti Nui:  Change And Survival In French Polynesia 1767-1945 (Honolulu:  University of Hawai'i Press).


Richard Overy, 2021, Blood And Ruins:  The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945 (Viking/Penguin).


Margaret F. MacDonald, 2020, The Woman in White:  Joanna Hifferman and James McNeill Whistler (Yale University Press).


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


James A. Michener and A. Grove Day, 1957, Rascals in Paradise (NY: Random House).


Allan R. Millett and Julian Thompson, 2012, WWII In 100 Objects: The Story of the World's Greatest Conflict Told Through the Objects That Shaped it (NY:  Metro Books).


Charles Moffett et al. [Director and Coordinator], 1986, The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886 (San Francisco, CA:  The Fine Arts Museums).


Peter Moore, 2018, Endeavour:  The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World (London:  Chatto & Windus).

Liza Mundy, 2017, Code Girls:  The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II (New York:  Hachette Books).

Norman Ohler, 2017, Blitzed:  Drugs in the Third Reich [translated by Shaun Whiteside from the 2015 German publication] (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud, 2004, A Question of Honor:  The Kosciuszko:  Forgotten Heroes of World War II.

Bill O'Reilly, 2017, The Day The World Went Nuclear:  Dropping The Atom Bomb And the End Of World War II In The Pacific (New York: Henry Holt and Company).


Richard Overy, 2021, Blood And Ruins:  The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945 (Random House, LLC).


Sylvie Patin, 1993, Monet:  The Ultimate Impressionist [translated from the French by Anthony Roberts] (New York:  Thames and Hudson Ltd/London).


Nathaniel Philbrick, 2003, Sea of Glory:  America's Voyage Of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 (NY:  Viking, The Penguin Group).


Francis Pike, 2015Hirohito's War:  The Pacific War 1941-1945 (London:  Bloomsbury).   NOTE:  This 1,110 page volume does not have any maps, appendices, or a bibliography; all of these items, and more, are only available on the web at:


Camille Pissaro, 1972, Camille Pissaro:  Letters to his son Lucien (NY:  P.P. Appel, Mamaroneck, NY)

John Prados, 2012, Islands Of Destiny:  The Solomon Campaign And The Eclipse Of The Rising Sun (NY:  Penguin).

Gordon W. Prange [with Donald M. Goldstein & Katherine V. Dillon], 1982, Miracle At Midway.

Gordon W. Prange [with Donald M. Goldstein & Katherine V. Dillon], 1990, God's Samurai:  Lead Pilot At Pearl Harbor (Washington:  Brassey's (US), Inc.)

Rosalind de Boland Roberts, 1987, Growing Up With The Impressionists:  The Diary of Julie Manet (London:  Sotheby's Publications).

David Robie, 2005, Eyes of Fire:  The Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior [revised fourth edition] (Auckland:  Asia Pacific Network.

Denis Rouart [Editor], 1957, Berthe Morison:  The Correspondence with her family and her friends, MANET, PUVIS de CHAVANNES, DEGAS, MONET, RENOIR AND MALLARME (Mt. Kisco, New York:  1987 Moyer Bell Edition).

Jean-Louis Saquet, 2007, The Tahiti Handbook:  te fenua [Translated by Nancy and Dominique Benard] (Singapore:  Saik Wah Press PTE LTD).

Martha Prater and Charles F. Stuckey [Editors], 1987, Gauguin: A Retrospective (New York:  Park Lane).


George T.M. Shackleford, n.d., Where Do We Come From?  What Are We?  Where Are We Going?  (Boston:  Museum of Fine Arts Publication).


George T.M. Shackelford and Claire Frches-Tory, 2004, Gauguin Tahiti (Boston:  Museum of Fine Arts Publication).


William L. Shirer, 1940, Berlin Diary.


William L. Shirer, 1960, The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich:  A History of Nazi Germany.


Craig Shirley, 2011, December 1941: 31 Days That Changed America And Saved the World (Nashville, TN:  Thomas Nelson). [Self-evident from title; and see Downing 2009.]


Craig Shirley, 2022, April 1945:  The Hinge of History (Nashville, TN:  Nelson Books).


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.]


Hilary Spurling, 2005,  Matisse The Master:  A Life of Henri Matisse - The Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954 (NY:  Alfred A. Knopf).

Michael Sturma, 2015, Freemantle's Submarines:  How Allied Submariners and Western Australians Helped to Win the War in the Pacific (Annapolis, Maryland:  Naval Institute Press).

David Sweetman, 1995, Paul Gauguin: A Life (Simon & Schuster).


Peter Thompson and Robert Macklin, 2000, The Battle of Brisbane:  Australians and the Yanks at War (Sydney: ABC Books).


Peter Thompson, 2008, Pacific Fury:  How Australia And Her Allies Defeated The Japanese (South Australia:  Griffin Press). [Self-evident from title!]


Belinda Thomson, 1987, Gauguin (New York:  Thames and Hudson.Ltd/London).


Belinda Thomson [Editor], 2010, Gauguin:  Maker of Myth (Tate Publishing, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC).


Lawrence Verria and George Galdorisi, 2013, The Kissing Sailor:  The Mystery Behind the Photo That Ended World War II (Annapolis, MD:  Naval Institute Press).


Paul D. Walker, 2003, Truman's Dilemma:  Invasion or The Bomb (Gretna, LA:  Pelican Publishing Company).

Max Wallace, 2003, The American Axis:  Henry Ford, Charles Lindberg, and the Rise of The Third Reich (NY:  St. Martin's Press).

Robert K. Wilcox, 2019, Japan's Secret War:  How Japan's Race to Build Its Own Atomic Bomb Provided the Groundwork for North Korea's Nuclear Program, Third Revised and Update Edition (New York/Nashville:  Permuted Press, LLC). [Convincing argument that Japan test-fired a nuclear device on the Korean peninsula on August 101945, prior to the surrender ceremony of the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945.]


Andrea Wulf, 2012, Chasing Venus:  The Race To Measure The Heavens.


Bill Yenne, 2016, Panic on the Pacific:  How America Prepared for a West Coast Invasion (Washington, DC:  Regnery History).


Eric M. Zafran [Editor], 2001, Gauguin's Nirvana: Painters At Le Pouldu 1889-90 (Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Arts, Hartford, CT).



[1 June 2022} ~2,507 words]


# # #