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Hen Frigates

(1998)
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A "hen frigate," traditionally, was any ship with the captain's wife on board. Hen frigates were miniature worlds -- wildly colorful, romantic, and dangerous. Here are the dramatic, true stories of what the remarkable women on board these vessels encountered on their often amazing voyages: romantic moonlit nights on deck, debilitating seasickness, terrifying skirmishes with pirates, disease-bearing rats, and cockroaches as big as a man's slipper. And all of that while living with the constant fear of gales, hurricanes, typhoons, collisions, and fire at sea. Interweaving first-person accounts from letters and journals in and around the lyrical narrative of a sea journey, maritime historian Joan Druett brings life to these stories. We can almost feel for ourselves the fear, pain, anger, love, and heartbreak of these courageous women. Lavishly illustrated, this breathtaking book transports us to the golden age of sail.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail
Author(s): Joan Druett
ISBN: 0-7838-0418-0 / 978-0-7838-0418-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 1998 : UK Hardback
Title: Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail
Author(s): Joan Druett
ISBN: 0-285-63448-8 / 978-0-285-63448-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
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June 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail
Author(s): Joan Druett
ISBN: 0-684-83968-7 / 978-0-684-83968-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

May 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: HEN FRIGATES: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea
Author(s): Joan Druett
ISBN: 0-684-85434-1 / 978-0-684-85434-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea
Author(s): Joan Druett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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