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

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

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 --...

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 -- by invitation or as stowaways, with men or on their own.

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