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Review: Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea

User Review  - Darlene Franklin - Goodreads

A gentleman in my book club suggested this valuable collections of journaling put into text. Wonderful descriptions of early California and life at sea. Read full review

Review: Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Often a tedious read but provides a realistic view of 19th Century life at sea and on the California coast. I had no idea such a delicious book existed. If you liked try Tent Life in Siberia by George Kennan. Read full review

Review: Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea

User Review  - Markus McDowell - Goodreads

Excellent read, well written and interesting if you find old travelogues fascinating. Some might find the nautical details to be tedious, but I loved them (however, I have plied some of the same seas ... Read full review

Review: Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea

User Review  - Samantha Glasser - Goodreads

Read this book for free through Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2055/2... Read full review

Review: Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea

User Review  - Zach - Goodreads

I could identify with a lot of what was said and I think it is an important peice of maritime literature, but after I was done, I felt like I myself had been to sea for two years. Read full review

Review: Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea

User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

An interesting snapshot of 19th century life. California was part of Mexico and Dana is an interested of observer of life at sea and along the coast. There are a number of leadership lessons he points out, almost incidentally. Read full review

Review: Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea

User Review  - Megargee - Goodreads

I first read this account of Richard Dana's 1834-1836 voyage from Boston to California aboard a merchant brig in the early 1950s as a required text for a high school English class. At the time, I felt ... Read full review

Review: Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea

User Review  - Autumn - Goodreads

Perhaps I am biased, but rarely has a book struck such a personal chord with me. When I was 21 I joined a tall ship crew and lived the life of a 18th century sailor for six months. I didn't eat hard ... Read full review

Review: Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea

User Review  - Daniel Villines - Goodreads

Second Reading: April 11, 2014 Two Years Before the Mast is somewhat unique in that my enjoyment of this book is mostly related to the fact that this book exists. I say this as a native Californian ... Read full review

Review: Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

Richard Henry Dana Jr. was raised in Boston, educated at Harvard but took two years out of his life to live as a sailor. A common seaman lives in the forecastle of the ship (before the mast) as ... Read full review


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