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Meet: Jeanne Baret, who circumnavigated the globe on Bougainville's...
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Meet: Jeanne Baret, who circumnavigated the globe on Bougainville's botany expedition disguised as a boy. Lydia Darragh, a Philadelphia seamstress who spied on British war councils and passed the information to American patriots sewn inside buttons on her son's coat. Mary Montagu, who brought smallpox vaccination to England. Biddy Mason, a slave who won her freedom in California, bought real estate in Los Angeles, built up a fortune, and founded the area's first black church. Mary Read and Anne Bonney, a pirate team who topped the marine "Most Wanted" list for three years. Sacagawea, who at sixteen was interpreter, guide, negotiator, and food forager for Lewis and Clark on their trek from the plains to the Pacific, all while caring for a newborn infant and maintaining her place as the sole female alongside 33 men.
|1||First Ladies & Superlative Travelers||9|
|2||Spies & She-Merchants||41|
|3||Chain Breakers & Rebellion Makers||73|
|4||Creative Boatrockers & Career Widows||105|
|5||Swashbucklers & Gender Benders||137|
|6||Game Dames & Granite Grannies||167|
|7||Early Aussies & South Sea Self-Starters||205|
|8||Headline Makers & Risk-Takers||233|
|9||Celebrity Kin & Significantly Overlooked Others||265|
Posted March 13, 2002
I found this book to be very interesting and well written. Nothing cut and dry about the authors style of writting. Guaranteed to hold your interest. Best summed up in one word WOW!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.