Two Years Before the Mast via Richard Henry Dana

Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea via Richard Henry Dana
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 453 MB
Overview: Richard Henry Dana referred to this e book as “a voice from the ocean.” It is a e book which influenced Conrad and Melville, and it has transform a maritime vintage which has inflicted legions of guys with a keenness for the ocean.
Dana, a regulation scholar became sailor for well being causes, sailed in 1834 at the brig Pilgrim for a voyage from Boston round Cape Horn to California. (Hence Dana Point used to be named). Drawing from his journals, Two Years earlier than the Mast offers a bright and detailed account, shrewdly noticed and fantastically described, of a not unusual sailor’s wretched remedy at sea, and of an approach to life just about unknown at the moment.
He returned to Massachusetts two years later aboard the Alert (which left California quicker than the Pilgrim).
He saved a diary during the voyage, and after returning he wrote a identified American vintage, Two Years Before the Mast, printed in 1840, the similar yr of his admission to the bar. He trustworthy himself to preventing for the rights of sailors-and slaves-in courtroom. He went directly to assist shape the anti-slavery Free Soil Party, paintings for the government all through the Civil War, and serve at the Massachusetts legislature.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Hermann Schlichting 100 Years: Scientific Colloquium Celebrating the Anniversary of His Birthday, Braunschweig, Germany 2007 [German]

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Six Years at Sea… and Counting by Andrew S. Erickson

Six Years at Sea… and Counting: Gulf of Aden Anti-Piracy and China’s Maritime Commons Presence by Andrew S. Erickson, Austin M. Strange
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 7.8MB
Overview: Well over six years of Chinese anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden have directly supported People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) modernization goals and provided invaluable experience operating in distant waters. Lessons learned have spawned PLAN innovations in doctrine, operations, and international coordination. Many of the insights gleaned during deployments are applicable to security objectives closer to home; some officers enjoy promotion to important positions after returning. Anti-piracy operations have been a springboard for China to expand considerably its maritime security operations, from evacuating its citizens from Libya and Yemen to escorting Syrian chemical weapons to their destruction and participating in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. So great are the benefits to China’s global maritime presence and enhanced image at home and abroad that when Gulf of Aden anti-piracy operations finally wind down, Beijing will have to develop new means to address its burgeoning overseas interests.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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