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Druett, Joan

Overview
Works: 37 works in 167 publications in 1 language and 9,290 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery stories  History  Sea stories  Adventure stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9639.3.D68, 823.914
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Publications about Joan Druett
Publications by Joan Druett
Most widely held works by Joan Druett
She captains : heroines and hellions of the sea by Joan Druett( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
"Tells us what life was like for the women who dared to captain ships of their own, don pirates' garb, and perform heroic and hellacious deeds on the high seas. We meet Irish raider Grace "Grania" O'Malley and female pirates Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Lovelorn Susan, Ann Jane Thornton, Grace Darling and Scotswoman Betsey Miller". -- Jacket
Island of the lost : shipwrecked at the edge of the world by Joan Druett( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
Telling the true story of two similar shipwreck tragedies that have drastically different outcomes, award-winning maritime historian Druett tells a gripping cautionary tale about leadership, endurance, human ingenuity, and the tenuous line between order and chaos
Hen frigates : wives of merchant captains under sail by Joan Druett( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
"A 'hen frigate, ' traditionally, was any ship with the captain's wife on board, and Hen Frigates is the dramatic and largely untold story of the enterprising women who sailed on oceangoing merchant ships throughout the last century."--Jacket
A watery grave by Joan Druett( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 859 libraries worldwide
Exonerated for a murder hours after an exploration convoy sets sail for the Pacific islands, ship linguist Wiki Coffin is made a deputy by a Virginia sheriff and sets out to catch up with his crewmates, one of whom is the real killer
In the wake of madness : the murderous voyage of the whaleship Sharon by Joan Druett( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 853 libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of the whaleship Sharon, whose captain was murdered by a trio of mutineers and whose remaining crew members died over the course of three subsequent years under mysterious circumstances
Shark Island by Joan Druett( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
A seven ship exploration set sail in order to advance America's scientific knowledge. They soon encountered a wrecked ship on Shark Island and the captain of the expedition turns up dead. Who could have done such a thing and what were their motives?
Abigail by Joan Druett( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
Run afoul by Joan Druett( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
"U.S. Exploring Expedition linguist Wiki Coffin sails with the famous convoy of ships toward Brazil, with no idea of the amazing events the fates and the winds have set in store for him" -- from the publisher
Rough medicine : surgeons at sea in the age of sail by Joan Druett( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
Using diaries, journals, and correspondences, Druett recounts the daily grind surgeons on nineteenth-century whaling ships faced: the rudimentary tools they used, the treatments they had at their disposal, the sorts of people they encountered in their travels, and the dangers they faced under the harsh conditions of life at sea
Deadly shoals by Joan Druett( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
A New England whaler shows up, desperate to find the devious trader who has cheated him of a thousand dollars and a schooner. Wiki is assigned to find the missing ship, only to follow a trail of clues to a dead body, half-buried in a hill of salt, its skull picked clean by vultures. The adventure unravels in the impoverished village of El Carmen de Patagones, where the threat of French invasion is imminent, and business is at a standstill under the orders of General de Rosas, the tyrant of Buenos Aires. Wiki must risk both life and reputation in pursuit of a vicious and determined killer who has set his sights on another target: the U.S. Exploring Expedition itself
Petticoat whalers : whaling wives at sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Tupaia : Captain Cook's Polynesian navigator by Joan Druett( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
A biography of Tupaia, navigator and translator for Captain James Cook, covering brief glimpses into his childhood, focusing on his time on the Endeavor with Cook, and revealing Tupaia's other skill sets during his lifetime
She was a sister sailor : the whaling journals of Mary Brewster, 1845-1851 by Mary Brewster( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Exotic intruders : the introduction of plants and animals into New Zealand by Joan Druett( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
In the wake of madness [the murderous voyage of the whaleship Sharon] by Joan Druett( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of the whaleship Sharon, whose captain was murdered by a trio of mutineers and whose remaining crew members died over the course of three subsequent years under mysterious circumstances
Island of the lost : a harrowing true story of shipwreck, death and survival on a godforsaken island at the edge of the world by Joan Druett( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
"In January of 1864, five sailors from the wrecked schooner Grafton are stranded on remote and icy Auckland Island, some three hundred miles from New Zealand. An isolated speck in the Southern ocean, it is a godforsaken place, with winds howling at sixty miles an hour, rain three hundred days a year, and an almost impenetrable coastal forest. Under the leadership of Captain Thomas Musgrave, these men defy their slim chance of survival. They build a cabin and, incredibly, a forge, where they manufacture every single nail as well as most of their tools. Miraculously, all the Grafton men survive for nearly two years before finally building a getaway vessel and setting off on one of the most courageous sea voyages ever. Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the same island - twenty miles of impassable cliffs and chasms away - the ship Invercauld wreaks during a horrible gale in May 1864. Nineteen men struggle ashore. They eventually succumb to utter anarchy, and only three survive. Using the survivors' journals, award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett tells a gripping cautionary tale about leadership, endurance, and the fine line between order and chaos." -- Publisher
Hen frigates : passion and peril, nineteenth-century women at sea by Joan Druett( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
A "hen frigate," traditionally, was any ship with the captain's wife on board. Hen frigates were miniature worlds -- wildly colorful, romantic, and dangerous. Here are the dramatic, true stories of what the remarkable women on board these vessels encountered on their often amazing voyages: romantic moonlit nights on deck, debilitating seasickness, terrifying skirmishes with pirates, disease-bearing rats, and cockroaches as big as a man's slipper. And all of that while living with the constant fear of gales, hurricanes, typhoons, collisions, and fire at sea. Interweaving first-person accounts from letters and journals in and around the lyrical narrative of a sea journey, maritime historian Joan Druett brings life to these stories. We can almost feel for ourselves the fear, pain, anger, love, and heartbreak of these courageous women. Lavishly illustrated, this breathtaking book transports us to the golden age of sail
Tupaia : the remarkable story of Captain Cook's Polynesian navigator by Joan Druett( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
The remarkable story of Tupaia, Captain Cook's Polynesian navigator. Winner of NZ Post 2012 Best General Non fiction Book Award. Tupaia, lauded by Europeans as 'an extraordinary genius', sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific, and interceded with Maori in NZ. Tupaia, a gifted linguist, a brilliant orator, and a most devious politician, could aptly be called the Machiavelli of Tahiti. Being highly skilled in astronomy, navigation, and meteorology, and an expert in the geography of the Pacific, he was able to name directional stars and predict landfalls and weather throughout the voyage from Tahiti to Java. Though he had no previous knowledge of writing or mapmaking, Tupaia drew a chart of the Pacific that encompassed every major group in Polynesia and extended more than 4,000 kilometres from the Marquesas to Rotuma and Fiji. He was also the ship's translator, able to communicate with all the Polynesian people they met. As a man of high social ranking, Tupaia performed as an able intermediary, interpreting local rituals and ceremonies. Joseph Banks is famous for his detailed, perceptive descriptions of the manners and customs of the Polynesian people. Much of the credit for this belongs to Tupaia. Not only did Tupaia become one of the ship's important artists, drawing lively pictures to illustrate what he described, but he could justly be called the Pacific's first anthropologist. Despite all this, Tupaia has never been part of the popular Captain Cook legend. This is largely because he died of complications from scurvy seven months before the ship arrived home. Once he was gone, his accomplishments were easily forgotten indeed, by removing Tupaia from the story, what the Europeans had achieved seemed all the greater
Fulbright in New Zealand by Joan Druett( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
A promise of gold by Joan Druett( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Friday, Jo
Friday, Jo 1939-
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English (138)
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