She Captains

She Captains : Heroines and Hellions of the Sea

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • TOUCHSTONE
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 100 b-w illus. t-o
  • 0684856913
  • 9780684856919
  • 516,461

Review quote

"Joan Druett's "She Captains" sweeps across the decks as a gale of tales -- saucy, surprising, always seaworthy. A sparkling voyage." -- David Hays, coauthor, "My Old Man and the Sea"show more

Table of contents

ContentsIntroductionOne: The Warrior-QueensTwo: The ValkyriaThree: Mistress Cowtie and the PiratesFour: Pirate QueensFive: Captured by Corsairs Six: The WidowsSeven: Bonny & ReadEight: "The Naked Truth"Nine: Ship's BusinessTen: Fatal ShoresEleven: Fatal ImpactTwelve: The Deceit of DressThirteen: Decently SkirtedFourteen: War BrideFifteen: Women of WarSixteen: Nelson's WomenSeventeen: Voyages of DiscoveryEighteen: To the Rescue!Nineteen: Northwest PassageTwenty: Ice QueensTwenty-one: A Woman at the HelmEditorial NoteSourcesIndexshow more