They Went Whistling

They Went Whistling

Women Wayfarers, Warriors, Runaways, and Renegades

Book - 2002
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Throughout history there have been women, endowed with curiosity and abundant spirit, who stepped out of the cave, cast off the shackles of expectation, and struck out for new territory. In this ode to bold, brash, and sometimes just plain dangerous women, Barbara Holland reanimates those rebels who defied convention and challenged authority on a truly grand scale: they traveled the world, commanded pirate ships, spied on the enemy, established foreign countries, scaled 19,000-foot passes, and lobbied to change the Constitution. Some were merry and flamboyant; others depressive and solitary. Some dressed up as men; others cherished their Victorian gowns. Many were ambivalent or absentminded mothers. But every one of them was fearless, eccentric, and fiercely independent. Barbara Holland evokes their energy in this unconventional book that will acquaint you with the likes of Grace O'Malley, a blazing terror of the Irish seas in the 1500s, and surprise you with a fresh perspective on legends like Bonnie Parker of "Bonnie and Clyde" fame. With wit, wisdom, and irreverent flair, They Went Whistling makes a compelling case for the virtue of getting into trouble.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2002, c2001.
Edition: First Anchor books edition
ISBN: 9780385720021
0385720025
9781435296428
1435296427
Branch Call Number: 920.72 HOLLAND
Characteristics: xxi, 281 pages ; 21 cm.

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ser_library Sep 14, 2017

cute, enjoyable if the topic is new to you

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