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Alert (Brig : 1843-1862)

Works: 6 works in 54 publications in 1 language and 2,817 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Drama  Personal narratives 
Classifications: G540, 910.4
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Publications about Alert (Brig : 1843-1862)
Most widely held works about Alert (Brig : 1843-1862)
    Two years before the mast by Richard Henry Dana( Book )
    38 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in English and held by 2,551 libraries worldwide
    This is Richard Henry Dana Jr.'s account of his life as a common seaman aboard the brig the Pilgrim which set out from Boston on August 14, 1835 destined for California by way of the treacherous Cape Horn. Dana gives an engrossing, detailed account of the workings of the ship, the day-to-day routines of the deck hands, and the brutal shortcomings of inept, tyrannical officers
    Two years before the mast by Richard Henry Dana( Sound Recording )
    6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
    In 1834, Richard Henry Dana abandoned his Harvard ambitions to become an ordinary seaman. Here, he chronicles his harrowing voyage from California to Cape Horn and reveals the unique bond humans share with the sea
    Two years before the mast : and Twenty-four years after by Richard Henry Dana( Book )
    5 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
    Richard Henry Dana (1815-1882) of Boston left his studies at Harvard in 1834 in the hope that a sea voyage would aid his failing eyesight. He shipped out of Boston as a common seaman on board the brig Pilgrim bound for the Pacific, and returned to Massachusetts two years later. Completing his education, Dana became a leader of the American bar, an expert on maritime law, and a life-long advocate of the rights of the merchant seamen he had come to know on the Pilgrim and other vessels. Two years before the mast (1911) is based on the diary Dana kept while at sea. First published in 1841, it is one of America's most famous accounts of life at sea. It contains a rare and detailed account of life on the California coast a decade before the Gold Rush revolutionized the region's culture and society. Dana chronicles stops at the ports of Monterey, San Pedro, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Santa Clara. He describes the lives of sailors in the ports and their work of hide-curing on the beaches, and he gives close attention to the daily life of the peoples of California: Hispanic, Native American, and European
    The annotated Two years before the mast by Richard Henry Dana( Book )
    2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
    Two Years Before the Mast is a classic travel narrative which inspired canonical works like Moby Dick and Sailing Alone Around the World. As he follows Richard Henry Dana (a Harvard dropout-turned-sailor) on his voyages around North America (encountering racial injustices and struggling through the battered life of a foremast crewman), Rod Scher annotates his tale with critiques, compliments, tie-ins to today, and little-known facts about both the book and the milieu of Dana's time
    Two years before the mast ( visu )
    1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
    "Like the rest of the world's landlubbers, Charles Stewart knew nothing of a sailer's life at sea. And, as the son of a very rich ship owner, he never should have. But, after being shanghaied into participating in sailing on one of his father's ships, the S.S. Pilgrim, he would soon discover for himself the ocean of brutality that was a sailor's lot in life during the 1840s. Sickened and ultimately swayed by a sea of daily floggings, beatings, and knifings, Chales must decide between silence and allegiance or mutiny against the ship's heartless Captain Thompson"--Container
    Two years before the mast; or, A sailor's life at sea by Richard Henry Dana( Book )
    2 editions published between 1877 and 1899 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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