By Laura Sook Duncombe
writer Laura Sook Duncombe additionally seems to be past the tales to the storytellers and mythmakers. What biases and agendas prompted them? What did they omit? Pirate ladies explores why and the way those tales are informed and handed down, and the way historical past adjustments counting on who's recording it. It’s the main entire evaluation of ladies pirates in a single quantity and chock-full of swashbuckling adventures that pull those exact ladies from the shadows into the highlight that they deserve.
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