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  • Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics)
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  • 14 October 2018
  • 0451531256
 Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics)

Summary Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics) small-houses.ru Æ 2 Summary Download Ù Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics) Ms whales and the ship's mad captain terrible hardship and magical beauty and fascinating historical detail including an intriguing portrait of California before the gold rush As D H Lawrence proclaimed Dana's small book is a very great boo. I first read this book 40 years ago as a paper copy without the seuel I enjoyed it as an account of life in the age of sail I was recently moved to reread it and enjoyed it even This time round I was also interested in the descriptions of the Californian coast at a time just before people arrived en masse I enjoyed trying to use Google Earth to understand the geographical details even though success was relatively infreuentI have seen the seuel an account of a revisit some 20 years later described as disappointing Well if you are expecting further adventures then maybe so For my part I found it fascinating as it underlined just how rapid urbanisation had been and how completely the map had been changed Place names from the 30s had disappeared by the 50s which expains why I had f

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Summary Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics) small-houses.ru Æ 2 Summary Download Ù Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics) Th century Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors amid genuine danger The result is an astonishing read replete with vivid descriptions of stor. First I read this book from on the Kindle edition and there were no skipped or misplaced pages and the font size was uniform and perfect throughout Second the main reason I read this was because it was recommended by Daniel Brown author of probably the best book about the ill fated Donner party The Indifferent Stars Above Third to be honest all of the NUMEROUS pages describing in great detail the setting and striking of the multitude of sails ropes rigging spars yardarms and masts of a ship didn t interest me that much If that s what you re looking for this is your book but it was a bit much for me What I like is the geography the bringing alive of the history of a part of this country that is now populated by tens of millions of people but in 1835 consisted of a few thousand Indian

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Summary Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics) small-houses.ru Æ 2 Summary Download Ù Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics) Tracing an awe inspiring oceanic route from Boston around Cape Horn to the California coast Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most elouent insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteen. There is a witchery in the sea Richard Dana s classic memoir of a two year sea voyage still draws spell bound readers after nearly 200 years More than a diary his story is the result of extensive notes he jots down somehow in between seaman s strenuous duties above deck watches every four hours near death experiences and exhausted sleepWell educated and from a family of means the young Dana decides to take to sea as an able bodied seaman not an officer at a time when life on board a merchant brig could be nasty brutish and short He takes us out of the Boston Harbor of 1834 around Cape Horn and up the coast of California in the trader brig Pilgrim before changing ships to the Alert and returning via the same routeHere s a passage that tells a modern reade