She Captains: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea

She Captains: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea

Joan Druett / Jun 25, 2019

She Captains Heroines and Hellions of the Sea 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 shipmate

  • Title: She Captains: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea
  • Author: Joan Druett
  • ISBN: 9780684856919
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 influentiaLong 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.

    She Captains Heroines and Hellions of the Sea by Joan Druett No, this book is not exclusively about she captains, but it is a history of various heroines and hellions of the sea as well as other ladies that had some involvement I found this to be a very interesting read and I enjoyed the writing style. She Captains Heroines and Hellions of the Sea Joan SHE CAPTAINS Heroines and Hellions of the Sea User Review Kirkus A m lange of tales of sea going, or at least sea connected, women, where the often fragmentary information can still pique a yen to sign on for the voyage. She Captains Heroines and Hellions of the Sea Joan She Captains Heroines and Hellions of the Sea Joan Druett on FREE shipping on qualifying offers 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 She Captains Heroines and Hellions of the Sea , by Joan Delaware Surf Fishing Site dedicated to fishing the surf and tidal waters of Delaware and the rest of the DelMarVa Peninsula She Captains Heroines and Knetbooks 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. Download PDF She Captains Heroines And Hellions Of The SHE CAPTAINS HEROINES AND HELLIONS OF THE SEA Download She Captains Heroines And Hellions Of The Sea ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format Click Download or Read Online button to SHE CAPTAINS HEROINES AND Epub Book She Captains Heroines And Hellions Of The Sea She Captains Heroines And Hellions Of The Sea PDF Format Ebook ,MB She Captains Heroines And Hellions Of The Sea PDF Format Chasing for She Captains Heroines And Hellions Of The Sea PDF Format Do you really She captains heroines and hellions of the sea Book She captains heroines and hellions of the sea Joan Druett 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. She Captains Heroines and Hellions of the Sea Druett See She Captains Heroines and Hellions of the Sea Email to friends Share on Facebook opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest opens in a new window or tab PDF She Captains Heroines And Hellions Of The Sea Free she captains heroines and hellions of the sea Download Book She Captains Heroines And Hellions Of The Sea in PDF format You can Read Online She Captains Heroines And Hellions Of The Sea here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

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      • Joan Druett

        Back in the year 1984, on the picture poster tropical island of Rarotonga, I literally fell into whaling history when I tumbled into a grave A great tree had been felled by a recent hurricane, exposing a gravestone that had been hidden for than one and a half centuries It was the memorial to a young whaling wife, who had sailed with her husband on the New Bedford ship Harrison in the year 1845 And so my fascination with maritime history was triggered resulting in 18 books so far The latest number nineteen is a biography of a truly extraordinary man, Tupaia, star navigator and creator of amazing art.


    588 Comments

    1. Love This book! Ladies- we are going to need a bigger boat!!! Who doesn't want a pet Asp? The beauty of the kill is in the surprise, the dagger you never saw coming.


    2. The deeper we look at history, the more we find women playing prominent roles everywhere. This book shows us how women have played their part on the seas in the eras when such adventure was dominated by men.The history appears very well researched, though the delivery of such tended to be a bit dry, rarely capturing my reading interest (which is why I only occassionally picked this book up to read a chapter here and there). Many of these women are deserving of their own books or stories, many of [...]


    3. I found this scattered, unfocused, and superficial. The tone was sometimes annoying -- overly playful to the point where it sometimes felt she was making fun of her women subjects. There were so many women, so many time periods, and so many different aspects of Women Of The Sea, that it is logically impossible to get too in depth or too analytical in such a short book. I get that. But while this book may serve as a good introduction to the stories of these women, I think would serve just as wel [...]


    4. The title is a little misleading - this book isn't just about female ship captains but about the history of women's involvement in all maritime occupations. From young women who disguised themselves as men to work on whaling boats or warships to the wives and daughters who managed the household and raised the family alone while their men were at sea, this book chronicles women's unsung contribution to the nautical world.


    5. Didn't like it so much, but it gave me good ideas for clothes. It motivated me to look up more about the women she mentions.


    6. From Cleopatra to the Arctic explorer, Louise Arner Boyd women have made their mark on the sea. Druett researched female mariners through the ages and wrote about those that made a difference and paved the way for women today who finally have a place at the helm. Some did it for love, some for adventure and some for shear survival. Druett transports the reader through the ages of pirates, times of war and exploration, inspiring the reader with the strength and fortitude of these remarkable women [...]


    7. This book follows historical women on the high seas. It is thoroughly researched and at times reads a little like a textbook. Many of the women in the book lead interesting lives and the ones about whom we knew more made for much more interesting segments in the book. Several of the women would make for great characters in books of their own.


    8. Not at all what I expected. Disorganized, use of unfamiliar terms and phrases with no explanations, barely skimmed some of the more famous examples. Did not enjoy this book.


    9. This one sat on my TBR shelf for far too long, but finally got its chance. First of all, I'd say the title is misleading. I expected a book of She Captains, stories of women who captained ships and lead crews. Druett starts off with 78 pages on ancient queens who sailed with their own navies, female Vikings, and actual female pirates. The rest of the book is devoted to women who are captains' wives or mistresses, victims of pirates, or involved in the business end. Their stories are fascinating [...]


    10. I liked this book, even though it was less about pirates than I had hoped for, and way less about female captains. Still. I remember when the first PotC movie came out and me and my (female) friends became obsessed with the pirate life, saying we wanted to set sail and start slitting throats. A male friend was kind enough to mansplain it to me: "you know that all the women on pirate ships were raped, right?". I wish I could slap him with this book. It's not a big book, it wouldn't hurt him much, [...]


    11. I picked this book up because I have always been interested in unconventional women. The women who dressed like men to join our armies, the female pirates, and female spies that were not just the honey pots.I admit, I read this book like a research book. I looked up the parts that interested me and read read those parts. This was because the book reads rather like a ry text book. There is very little passion behind the words. On the other hand, I learned a lot. I had previously thought women wer [...]


    12. This book is pretty much the only book of its subject on the market. The book has great facts and information, but unfortunately lacks transitions. This book has page after page of facts and history, but reads almost as a list. It is not an easy read and you feel overwhelmed. This book should have been either a lot longer, or more than one book. Don't get me wrong though, the information in this book is well-researched and very interesting. It is worth picking up.


    13. A superbly written book with anecdotal tales about the history and relationship of women and the sea; informative without being boring and full of all the interesting details that make history so appealing. Detailed illustrations in the various styles of the periods that the stories are set in add to the enjoymenta must-read for any woman that wanted to grow up to be a pirate or an explorer!


    14. Mostly Euro-centric, but with some discussion of women in Austrialia, America, and a brief flirt with China (where are my Japanese pearl divers?), Druett explores the colorful, and often overlooked, lives of women under the sail. My favorites were obviously the lighthousekeepers.


    15. No, this book is not exclusively about she captains, but it is a history of various heroines and hellions of the sea as well as other ladies that had some involvement. I found this to be a very interesting read and I enjoyed the writing style.


    16. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Great reference for the newbie pirate historian. I always say never have just one book as a reference but if you can only have one to begin with, make sure it has a good base. This is that book for she-captains.


    17. This book proves not only that women were pirates but captains as well and that it wasn't entirely uncommon. This is a great way to dispel the many myths about women of the past. Women are strong and have always been strong. Yarg!




    18. A good reminder that human history is horrific, in the sense that people have been and are inhumane. The book opens true to title, with the second half being only vaguely related.




    19. Chock full of information, but hard to follow at times. The book was less about female captains than notable females who were somehow related to the sea, but an interesting read nonetheless.



    20. I really enjoyed Druett's other books (Island of the Lost, Hen-Frigates) but I just couldn't get into this one.



    21. A fresh look at women aboard ships through the ages. I quite enjoyed it as did my two daughters- who grew up aboard a sailing ship.


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