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She Captains : Heroines and Hellions of the Sea - Joan Druett

She Captains

Heroines and Hellions of the Sea

Paperback Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9780684856919
Number Of Pages: 304

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Long before women had the right to vote, earn money, or have lives of their own, "she captains" -- bold women distinguished for courageous enterprise on the high seas -- thrilled and terrorized their shipmates, performed acts of valor, and pirated with the best of their male counterparts. From the warrior queens of the sixth century b.c. to the female shipowners influential in opening the Northwest Passage, "She Captains" brings together a real-life cast of characters whose audacity and bravado will capture the imagination. In her inimitable style, Joan Druett paints a vivid portrait of real women who were drawn to the ocean's beauty -- and danger -- and dared to captain ships of their own.

Karin Winegar Minneapolis Star Tribune Great reading, especially for those who love tales of risk, glory, gritty adventure, and action-packed history. David Hays coauthor of My Old Man and the Sea Joan Druett's She Captains sweeps across the decks as a gale of tales -- saucy and surprising, always seaworthy. A sparkling voyage. Donna Seaman Booklist Druett is as valued for her jaunty storytelling as she is for reclaiming the forgotten lives of seafaring women...Maritime lore has always been rich in romance and suffering; Druett's revelations increase its fascination tenfold.

Introduction
The Warrior-Queens
The Valkyria
Mistress Cowtie and the Pirates
Pirate Queens
Captured by Corsairs
The Widows
Bonny & Read
""The Naked Truth""
Ship's Business
Fatal Shores
Fatal Impact
The Deceit of Dress
Decently Skirted
War Bride
Women of War
Nelson's Women
Voyages of Discovery
To the Rescue!
Northwest Passage
Ice Queens
A Woman at the Helm
Editorial Note
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ISBN: 9780684856919
ISBN-10: 0684856913
Series: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st March 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.41