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The author takes readers on a wild ride through three hundred years of maritime history in search of women pirates, captains, seafarers, and explorers who broke new ground in the male-dominated maritime world. 30,000 first printing.

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" This is a book to inform, stimulate, and amuse-- an irresistible diversion."
-- Baltimore Sun
One of the best books of 2001*
" A valuable addition to nautical literature and a useful contribution to the study of women's history....[Cordingly' s] book leaves no doubt that women have played a far larger role in the nautical life than is commonly understood."
-- Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post*
" Cordingly transcends the ideological limits of gender history and brings a world to life."
-- The Wall Street Journal
" Revisionism at its most delightful. With no particular gospel to preach, Cordingly works his way through layer after layer of overlooked and unconnected written records, finding evidence of women almost everywhere."
-- Houston Chronicle
" Cordingly brings a wide range of research together in one expansive volume."
-- Boston Herald

This is a book to inform, stimulate, and amuse an irresistible diversion.
Baltimore Sun
One of the best books of 2001*
A valuable addition to nautical literature and a useful contribution to the study of women s history....[Cordingly s] book leaves no doubt that women have played a far larger role in the nautical life than is commonly understood.
Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post*
Cordingly transcends the ideological limits of gender history and brings a world to life.
The Wall Street Journal
Revisionism at its most delightful. With no particular gospel to preach, Cordingly works his way through layer after layer of overlooked and unconnected written records, finding evidence of women almost everywhere.
Houston Chronicle
Cordingly brings a wide range of research together in one expansive volume.
Boston Herald"

"This is a book to inform, stimulate, and amuse--an irresistible diversion."
--Baltimore Sun

One of the best books of 2001*

"A valuable addition to nautical literature and a useful contribution to the study of women's history....[Cordingly's] book leaves no doubt that women have played a far larger role in the nautical life than is commonly understood."
--Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post*

"Cordingly transcends the ideological limits of gender history and brings a world to life."
--The Wall Street Journal

"Revisionism at its most delightful. With no particular gospel to preach, Cordingly works his way through layer after layer of overlooked and unconnected written records, finding evidence of women almost everywhere."
--Houston Chronicle

"Cordingly brings a wide range of research together in one expansive volume."
--Boston Herald

About the Author:

David Cordingly was for twelve years on the staff of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, where he was curator of paintings and then head of exhibitions. He is a graduate of Oxford and the author of Under the Black Flag, an acclaimed history of piracy. Cordingly lives with his wife and family by the sea in Sussex, England.

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