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Alert (Brig : 1843-1862)

Works: 4 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 3,054 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Drama  Fiction  Personal narratives 
Classifications: G540, 910.4
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    Two years before the mast and other voyages by Richard Henry Dana( Book )
    48 editions published between 1840 and 2015 in English and held by 1,483 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
    Two years before the mast by Richard Henry Dana( Sound Recording )
    5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
    " ... a vivid and detailed account ... of a common sailor's wretched treatment at sea, and a way of life virtually unknown at that time."
    Two years before the mast : a personal narrative by Richard Henry Dana( Book )
    2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
    Two years before the mast by George Dyson( visu )
    1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 28 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
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