She Captains: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea

She Captains: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea

Paperback Heroines and Hellions of the Sea

By (author) Joan Druett

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  • Publisher: TOUCHSTONE
  • Format: Paperback | 308 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 20mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 6 March 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0684856913
  • ISBN 13: 9780684856919
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 497,622

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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.

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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.