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Women Were Pirates, Too
by C. Anthony
From women who fought alongside the men in dastardly high-sea robberies, to an Irish heroine who plundered British ships, to women unfortunate enough to fall amongst thieves, captured and virtually cast into a life of ill-gotten gain, this book explores some long overlooked characters in the history of piracy. Women haven't always played the mere role of passenger aboard s ...more
Paperback, 95 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Schiffer Publishing
(first published 2006)
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I actually liked this book despite what others have said about it. Yes, the writing isn't that great, but it's history! The author took a bunch of different sources and put them together into one book for readers to enjoy! Of course the book is PG-13 since it is about pirates, and we all know how ruthless they were. The only complaint I really have is the inclusion of the last two chapters of the book. The reason is because they were unlike the other chapters, and talked more about the history a ...more
This book was very disappointing. I suspect some of the stories might have been interesting, but they suffered due to poor writing. And I don't understand why the story of Catherine Cooke was here at all - if the woman did turn pirate, that tale was lost amongst the details of her efforts to get what she felt was rightly owed her by the East India Company, but as near as I can tell, all her efforts were through the proper channels - if she ever took up the pirate's cutlass to seize her money, th ...more