She Captains: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea

Simon & Schuster, 6 mar. 2001 - 304 páginas
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.

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The book goes way back in time to ancient times like 500BC. I personally, found the more modern chapters the most interesting. And by more modern, I mean 1800s onwards. It's the kind of book where you ... Leer reseña completa

SHE CAPTAINS: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea

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A m‚lange of tales of sea-going, or at least sea-connected, women, where the often fragmentary information can still pique a yen to sign on for the voyage. New Zealander Druett (Hen Frigates, 1998 ... Leer reseña completa


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Joan Druett, an award-winning writer of nautical nonfiction, is the author of numerous works, including Hen Frigates and In the Wake of Madness. She lives in New Zealand. Visit her website at

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