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    • Two Years Before the Mast

    • By: Richard Henry Dana Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Two Years Before the Mast is a book by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834 and published in 1840. While at Harvard College, Dana had an attack of the measles that affected his vision. Thinking it might help his sight, Dana, rather than going on a Grand Tour as most of his fellow classmates traditionally did (and unable to afford it anyway), and being something of a nonconformist, left Harvard to enlist as a common sailor.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Historical Account

    • By Matt on 05-26-11

    Regular price: $27.99