Smithsonian Journeys: French Polynesia on Le Paul Gauguin September 7-17, 2022

Dr. Charlie Urbanowicz / Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

California State University Chico / Chico, California 95929-0400

Home Page}

email: or

This Page printed from:

For a greatly expanded version of this list (and more) please see:


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).


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).


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


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


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


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


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


Tony Horowitz, 2002, Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before (NY: Henry Holt and Company).


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


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


James A. Michener, 1947, Tales of the South Pacific (Macmillan Edition). [Pulitzer Prize winner in 1948.]


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:


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


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.]

# # #