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The author of the book: Annette Brock Davis
Edition: The Dundurn Group
Date of issue: 01 Apr 1999
EAN: 0888822073
ISBN: 9780888822079
Language: English
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 38.90 MB
City - Country: Toronto, Canada

Full description of the book My Year Before the Mast:

In 1933, a young Canadian woman rejected the expectations of society and her upper-class family and became a crew member aboard one of the last great four-masted sailing vessels that still plied the ocean. It was not an easy task. Young Annette had to fight pressures from her family, rejection from schools of navigation, and doubts from ship owners. When she finally found a berth as an apprentice seaman, she faced hostility from officers and crew, who grumbled that she should be home "raising babies." In the end, however, Annette won their respect, taking in sails, standing night PDF watches, hauling and coiling ropes all the tasks the men were doing, with no concession to a girl s lesser strength. "My Year Before the Mast" tells the story of Annette Brock Davis s life on the sea as the first female crew member of a commercial sailing line. Her courage and determination to break into a closed male world are central to this book, but we cannot ignore the fact that, while this is a book about a woman s struggle, it is also a book about the sea. Davis brings to life an era long gone, and ePub introduces an incredible cast of characters the crew, officers, and passengers, each with his own foibles, humour, generosity, and flashes of meanness. But through it all, Annette emerges as the most remarkable character of them all."

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About the author Annette Brock Davis

Annette Brock Davis has published articles in many nautical periodicals, including "The Dogwatch," and exhibits her critically acclaimed, sea-inspired paintings in Canada and the United States. Now in her ninetieth year, she still sleeps in a bunk bed and navigates her bicycle on errands around Bridgenorth, the southern Ontario village where she lives.


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Solomon Graeber
Thank you!! Going to read!
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