White-Jacket

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White-Jacket  (1850) 
by Herman Melville
White-Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War, usually referred to as White-Jacket, is an 1850 novel by Herman Melville. Based on Melville's experiences as a common seaman on the USS United States from 1843 to 1844 and stories that other sailors told him, the novel is severely critical of virtually every aspect of American naval life. — Excerpted from White-Jacket on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.