Storms and Dreams. Louis de Bougainville: Soldier, Explorer, Statesman.

An excellent biography of Bougainville and his various campaigns. Obviously a well-educated aristocrat, Bougainville shows little sign of any reading during his long periods at sea.

p. 96: brief note that the French government would provide maps and books relating to routes around Cape Horn for the first expedition, the voyage designed to create a French settlement in the Falklands.

p. 181, gives the quote from Virgil’s Aeneid which Bougainville put in his journal on entering the Strait of Magellan: “[We enter] the homeland of the clouds, a region pregnant with raging south-easterlies.”