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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.”
“Cordingly brings a wide range of research together in one expansive volume.”
From the Trade Paperback edition.
|1.||Women on the Waterfront||3|
|2.||The Sailors' Farewell||23|
|3.||Ann Parker and the Mutiny at the Nore||36|
|4.||Female Sailors: Fact and Fiction||47|
|5.||Hannah Snell, Mary Anne Talbot, and the Female Pirates||68|
|6.||Wives in Warships||88|
|9.||Men Without Women||138|
|10.||Women and Water, Sirens and Mermaids||154|
|11.||A Wife in Every Port||171|
|12.||Two Naval Heroes and Their Women||192|
|13.||The Lighthouse Women||215|
|14.||The Sailors' Return||235|
|Glossary of Sea Terms||251|
Posted July 21, 2007
This author is a horid writer. Choppy paragraphs are a major problem. Writes pages on a subject, than says it was false, and did not make it worthwhile to read them. There is too much guessing, there needs to be more facts. If there aren't any, choose a different subject. I will never buy or read another book from this author.
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Posted December 17, 2008
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