Ahoy, Mateys! There be female pirates. Here lies the best non-fiction about pirates... who happen to be of the female persuasion.
by David Cordingly
A very interesting survey of women who went to sea as wives, lighthouse keepers and even cross-dressing cabin boys. Wonderfully illuminating narrative that entertains as well as educates.
by Barbara Sjoholm
The author spent four months traveling around the North Atlantic seeking both folklore and true tales about women at sea. Woven into the book are stories of sea witches, mermaids, women fishing captains and female Viking explorers, as well as the author's own experiences traveling the North Atlantic. Great, great read.
by Barbara Holland
Author Barbara Holland writes about women who dared, such as Amelia Earhart, Dian Fossey and Grace O'Malley. Well-researched book that is laced with the author's wit.
by Constance Bond, Tamara J. Eastman
Anne Bonny and Mary Read were two of the most notorious female pirates to ever live. This booklet tells about their capture and trial in Jamica... and their eventual hanging.
by Joan Druett
The author explores the lives of female mariners.
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About Leah Smith
Leah lives near Washington D.C. and is an obsessive list maker. She loves lists so much that she creates topical bibliographies -- for fun. She also collects volvelles, nutcrackers, unusual names and map hankies. She talks about books and many other things on her blog, Fig Newtons and Scotch.
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