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Two Years Before the Mast

Two Years Before the Mast

Broadcast: April 26, 1951
Added: Jun 21 2014

Published over a century ago, when California was still a province of Mexico, and when the few Americans who went there usually chose the long and hazardous journey by sailing ship around Cape Horn. The author of this classic American tale, Richard Henry Dana, made the trip, and the result was this wonderful story. A few years later, the book became a huge success, when the gold rush made everyone anxious to find out what sort of place California really was...