They Went Whistling: Women Wayfarers, Warriors, Runaways, and Renegades:
True tales of queens, spies, pirates, saints and thieves.
"A frank and often fascinating romp...."
--The New York Times
From Barbara Holland's introduction:
"Grace O'Malley, as handy with a blunderbuss as she was at the helm, commanded her own successful fleet of pirate ships. ...Dr. James Barry, a surgeon in the British army, after a dashing and distinguished career on several continents, retired to London with full honors, died, and was discovered to have been a woman all along. ...
"Women aren't supposed to take their lives in their hands, light out on their own, and have independent adventures.... What follows is a brief look at a small handful of the willful wildlings.... They were who they were ... and they did what they wanted to do."
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