Two Years Before the Mast

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Richard Henry Dana

This is a memoir of life aboard a merchant vessel in the early 1800's. It is also noteworthy as a glimpse California before the gold rush. The book is loaded with detail of life at sea but it becomes a bit of a slog about a third of the way through the book with its endless descriptions of tanning hides. Moby Dick it ain't.

Submitted by Robert Gomez on Sun, 07/23/2017 - 22:05