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She captains : heroines and hellions of the sea

Author: Joan Druett
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Books, 2005, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Druett
ISBN: 0760766916 9780760766910
OCLC Number: 70236194
Notes: "Edition produced exclusively for Barnes & Noble Books by Simon & Schuster, Inc."
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The warrior-queens --
The Valkyria --
Mistress cowtie and the pirates --
Pirate queens --
Captured by Corsairs --
The widows --
Bonny and 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.
Responsibility: Joan Druett.

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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.

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