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Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea / Richard Henry Dana.

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  • ISBN: 9781620115213 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1620115212 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Duke Classics, [2012]

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Summary, etc.:
After a bout with the measles that left his vision impaired, Harvard undergrad Richard Henry Dana signed up for a two-year engagement as a sailor, thinking that the fresh sea air might improve his vision. The diary that Dana kept during his stint on the open sea formed the basis for this wildly popular memoir, which was later made into a movie. A must-read for fans of rip-roaring nautical tales or social history buffs.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (OverDrive viewed, June 15, 2012).
Subject: Dana, Richard Henry, Jr., 1815-1882.
Pilgrim (Brig)
Alert (Brig : 1843-1862)
Voyages and travels.
Seafaring life.
Genre: Electronic books.

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