[Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics) [BOOK] Free read Ebook BY Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics)Interesting to read A true account of the lives of sailors in the 1830 s Interesting to read about the hardships on board and sailing ast Cape Horn Also revisiting old haunts only 24 years later and how much had changed with the completion of the Panama Canal This book is far intriguing to me than reading a history text book This is a very good insight into life at sea in 1834 1836 It is about life on an American merchant ship but it would be very similar to life aboard an English ship The narrative is easy to read And The Many References the many references naval terms does not detract from the understanding In fact I found these naval terms interesting and appropriate to the text and interesting and appropriate to the text and a Kindle easily searched for in the dictionary when my curiosity was aroseRichard Henry Dana related his time aboard ship in a way which I found captivating constantly waiting for the next call All hands ahoy And the sorrow felt about the tragic loss of a man overboard and the emptiness felt aboard ship afterwards was so se This edition is completely un readable due to the smallest font size I ve ever seen in any book Must be a 4 oint font here It s too small even with a magnifying glass Returning this one for credit I wish would on every single book sold let the buyer know what the font size is I would have never bought this edition if had done that An interesting insight into the life and times Tedious in The Well Of Gods Glory Unveiled parts as was the life of the mariner working in the rawhides trade but well worth the effort Inarticular it was interesting to read of how the ships were handled and I was fascinated to discover that setting only the highest sails on the foremost all other yards being bare would actually lift the bow of the ship rather than Seeing God In The Dark pushing it under Later research revealed that sails act like aircraft wings with the wind blowing over and along the sail actuallyulling rather than Ready Or Not Dawdle Duckling pushing the ship along Fascinating stuff I first read this book 40 years ago as aaper 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 Transparent Cohabitation 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 myart 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 failed to find so many Further although I had been aware that it had been a well known even a classic book I had had no idea just how famous it had been back in the day and how rominent its author had become just from describing two years of his youthA good read for anyone with a taste for history This is a beautifully written account of a young Harvard student who takes two years off from his studies to sail around Ca. 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. ,
The Watchtower Amp The Masons printed on an old copier which was low on toner Indeed the entire book looks like a bound collection ofoor Xerox The Oathbreakers Shadow pages In many cases you can still see the margin shadows created byhotocopiers I reuested a replacement but I am skeptical that it will be an improvementI expect better form This was a disappointment I d not read this book until recently American classics were The Island Of Hope part of my school diet Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn inarticular but not this one The author dropped out of college and took ship in a bid to get his health back Tough way to do it they went around the Horn to California where the task was dressing and compressing cowhides as the return cargo It s an adventure all the way to California the task was dressing and compressing cowhides as the return cargo It s an adventure all the way to California I found the repetition of what they did with hides in need of editing before his eventual return Time wise he was on the Californian coast in 1836 and heard about the fall of the Alamo there One fascinating encounter is with a retired sea captain with whom he has a conversation about the advances in sailing ships since the old dude retired some fifteen years earlier The beaches and creeks he worked hides on were long gone in his lifetime built over by San Diego and San Francisco which he mentions visiting in later years And the San Francisco he saw is long gone too what with the earthuake and the fire He gives a lot of detail of the daily grind on ship where there is always something to do make mend repair Illusions And Lies W I T C H 6 paint tar splice or clean He comes across as one who got stuck into whatever task he was given and eventually manages to get as good at it as the crew men who seem uite tolerant of this bookish sickly youth from the start androud to have known him by the end He went on to be a lawyer an abolitionist and one who stood tall for the rights of others seamen slaves or free His book became an instant hit when I Am Human published being one of the very few at the time reference books about California Two Years Before The Mast is the firsterson narrative of a young man serving on a sailing ship in the 1830s The crewman is not an offic. Th century Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the atrician 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. Er He was well educated in his youth and had started college before going to sea as an ordinary sailor I feel this accounts for a How To Be A Finance Rock Star particularly well written and thoughtful account However I feel the need to add that the author did use ethnic and racial nomenclature that is now considered unacceptable This s of course was commonractice at the time I am not defending that I merely wish to forewarn a The Portrait Of A Lady By Henry James Fiction Classics potential readerI was fascinated by the stories concerning traversing Cape Horn which was completed twice by the author I was also extremely interested in his observations of California during that time frame California was still aart of Mexico and was sparsely Szalony Statek Cz 2 Kupcy I Ich Ywostatki 2 populatedIn theast I had read Moby Dick This non fiction account has inspired me to reread that novel which I intend to do in the near future This non fiction story was comp 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 assage that tells a modern reader how a ship of those days actually looks and sounds as she hits the murderous waves two men at the wheel had waves Two men at the wheel had much as they could do to keep her within three oints of her course for she steered as wild as a young colt The mate walked the deck looking at the sails and then over the side to see the foam fly by her slapping his hands upon his thighs and talking to the ship And when she leaped over the seas and almost out of the water and trembled to her very keel the spars and masts snapping and creaking There she goes There she goesas long as she cracks she holds As much as being the story of life at sea in the mid nineteenth century TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST is also a rare glimpse into the Mexican state of California before it gained statehood a few years later the Das House Buch Fr Hypochonderdie Behandlungsmethoden Im Reality Check people the harbor towns andresidios the thriving cattle hide tradeThe hardy mariners return with their cargo through the bitter cold and dangerous seas of the southern hemisphere which threatens to kill them all Herman Melville after reading Dana s account remarked that it seemed to have been written with an icicle When Dana Unhas published his memoir in 1840 it was with the hope that contemporaries and future generations would better understand the maritime life and even work toward righting the injustices of that life He could not know that when gold was discovered in California a few years later his book would become almost a travelogue for forty niners who flocked to our largest and richest state Indeed Dana Point California was named after him. Ms whales and the ship's mad captain terrible hardship and magical beauty and fascinating historical detail including an intriguingortrait of California before the gold rush As D H Lawrence In Chimley Corner proclaimed Dana's small book is a very great boo.


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    [Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics) [BOOK] Free read Ebook BY Richard Henry Dana Jr. An interesting insight into the life and times Tedious in parts as was the life of the mariner working in the rawhides trade but well worth the effort In particular it was interesting to read of how the ships were handled and I was fascinated t

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