The Siren waits thee, singing song for song… Walter Savage Landor


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She captains : heroines and hellions of the sea Joan Druett New York : Simon & Schuster, c 2000 Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-289) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

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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.

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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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