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EXPERTISE
Arabic Culture & Studies
Author / Writer
History - General
Politics & Current Affairs
Travel & Destinations
World Affairs
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BIOGRAPHY
Clive Leatherdale is an author, editor, publisher and lecturer. He has been a cruise-ship lecturer, for various cruise-lines, since 2013. He specialises in international history and geo-politics. His preferred destinations are worldwide - but particularly the Far East (China, Korea and Japan), South America, the Arab world, western and southern Africa, and eastern Canada.

He is the author of more than a dozen books.

Full details of his background, books and lectures can be found on his website www.cliveleatherdale.com


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TALKS
General
Travels in Dangerous Places

Arabia
The Arab World: Reflections on a Century of Strife
Explorers of Arabia: The Ruffian and the Recluse
The Creation of Saudi Arabia - And a Secret British-US Desert Conflict
Vampires in Scotland: Ghouls in Arabia
Inside Saudi Arabia 1976-77: Oil, Sand, and a Desert Storm

Africa and the Atlantic
St Helena: Paradise or Purgatory?
Ascension: Forbidden Island
The Falklands/Malvinas: The Fog of History
Cape Verde: Slaves, Waves and Busted Dreams
A Skeleton Tour of Namibia
Angola: A Tale of Two Writers - Paul Theroux and Ryszard Kapuscinski
Equatorial Saints and Sinners: Albert Schweitzer and Mark Thatcher
Morocco: Myth and Reality in Film and Song

Europe
Russia: Mysteries of Faces and Places
Lisbon: Shaken not Stirred: The Weird World of Fernando Pessoa and the Making of James Bond
Lisbon and Gibraltar: Lies, Spies, and the Making of Bond
Zeebrugge, Cherbourg, La Coruna: Gateways to Medieval Magic
Barcelona and Marseille: Towers of Men and Ghosts of Provence
Norway: A Brief Tour through Time and Face
Iceland: Fairy Tale or Fiasco?

Central America
1492: Columbus and America: Falsehoods and Fantasies
Cuba: Global Inspiration or Global Menace? Batista, Guevara and Castro
Islands in the Sun: Tobago and Jamaica

South America
A Personal Introducton to South America: A Devil's Island in a Secluded Continent
The Trials and Tribulations of Magical Venezuela
Brazil: Sunny Smiles and Dark Secrets - Flags, Slaves and a Girl from Ipanema
Brazil: Generals, Gods and Games - Struggles with Modernity
Argentina: A Poisoned Chalice - Eva Peron, the Hand of God, and a Friend Turned Foe
The Oriental Republic of Uruguay: A Silver River, the Graf Spee, and a Man with a Three-Legged Dog
Chile: O'Higgins, Pinochet, Thatcher - To Hell and Back
Unexpected Ecuador: A Tale of Two Whistleblowers
Colombia: Canals, Cocaine and the Two Escobars
Tierra del Fuego: Magellan, Beagle, and the Land of Fire

Canada
A Snapshot of Eastern Canada: Icebergs, Whales, and the Extraordinary Mina Hubbard
Secrets of Newfoundland: Indians, Shipwrecks and the Widow of Saint-Pierre
Newfoundland Blues: The Newfie Bullet, the Death of Cod, and a Heroic Doctor
Mysteries of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

Asia
India and Islam: Frontier of the Arab World
Siam, Cambodia and a Manic Missionary
Perspectives on Vietnam: A State and a State of Mind
President Trump, China, and the Crisis in the South China Sea
Hong Kong, Macau and Canton: The British Invasion of China
Taiwan and Okinawa: Tensions in the East China Sea
A Peep into the Mysteries of Japan
Changing Faces of South Korea - Thirty Years Apart
Inside North Korea: The Weirdest Place on Earth
China: An Inside View of the Tiananmen Uprising of 1989
Indonesia and Islam: Australia's Northern Shield

Australasia
Australia and Australians: Strangers to Themselves
New Zealand: A Treaty, a War Dance, and the Rainbow Warrior
RECENT PAST CRUISES COMPLETED
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
SHIP REF CRUISE DESCRIPTION NIGHTS SAILING FROM DEPARTURE DATE
Saga Pearl 11 P2165 Grand Caribbean Adventure 42 Southampton Tuesday, November 8, 2016