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David Cordingly: "Women Sailors and Sailors' Women" (Random House)

March 19, 2001

An old superstition says that a woman aboard a ship brings bad luck, but in his new book, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows how that taboo has often been broken. He tells of women who sailed the seas in the 18th and 19th centuries --...

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