Grace O'Malley

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Grace O'Malley

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Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717151743

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Grace O’Malley is unique as the only woman recorded on the famous Baptista Boazio map of Ireland (1599), a tribute to the status she achieved as a leader on land and at sea in the 16th century. In 1979 Anne Chambers’ original biography of this famous Irishwoman, who over the centuries had been airbrushed from historical record, put her on the map once again. The biography became a milestone in Irish publishing and the catalyst for the restoration of Grace O’Malley to political, social and maritime history, as well as establishing her as an inspirational female role model in the classroom. In the 40th anniversary edition of this international bestselling biography, drawn from rare contemporary manuscript records, the author presents Ireland’s great pirate queen not as a vague mythological figure but as one of the world’s most extraordinary female leaders. Political pragmatist and tactician, rebel, intrepid mariner and pirate, wife, lover, mother, grandmother and matriarch, the ‘most notorious woman in all the coasts of Ireland’, Grace O’Malley challenged and triumphed over the social and political barriers she encountered in the course of her long, pioneering life. Breaching boundaries of gender imbalance and bias in a period of immense social and political upheaval and change, Grace O’Malley rewrote the rules to become one of the world’s first recorded feminist trailblazers. This updated anniversary edition brings Grace O’Malley’s story to a new generation awakened to the global focus on gender equality as well as positive ageing.


Pirate Women

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Pirate Women

Author: Laura Duncombe

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613736045

Genre: Social Science

Page: 264

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Book Summary: In the first-ever comprehensive survey of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas tells of the women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside—and sometimes in command of—their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom. History has largely ignored these female swashbucklers, until now. Here are their stories, from ancient Norse warriors like Awilda, Stikla, and Rusla; to Sayyida al-Hurra of the Barbary corsairs; from Grace O'Malley, who terrorized shipping operations around the British Isles during the reign of Queen Elizabeth; to Cheng I Sao, who commanded a fleet of 400 ships off China in the early 19th century.Author Laura Sook Duncombe also looks beyond the stories to the storytellers and mythmakers. What biases and agendas motivated them? What did they leave out? Pirate Women explores why and how these stories are told and passed down and how history changes depending on who is recording it. It's the largest overview of women pirates in one volume and chock-full of swashbuckling adventures. In this book, pirate women are pulled from the shadows into the spotlight that they deserve.


Grace O'Malley, Princess and Pirate

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Grace O'Malley, Princess and Pirate

Author: Robert Machray

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 368

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Book Summary: "Grace O'Malley, Princess and Pirate" by Robert Machray. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


The Pirate Queen (Songbook)

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The Pirate Queen (Songbook)

Author: ,

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458464512

Genre: Music

Page: 96

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Book Summary: (Vocal Selections). From the creators of Les Miserables and the producers of Riverdance comes this new musical based on the life of 16th-century Irish pirate Grace O'Malley. Our songbook features 11 selections from the show: A Day Beyond Belclare * Boys'll Be Boys * Here on This Night * I Dismiss You * I'll Be There * If I Said I Love You * Sail to the Stars * The Role of the Queen * The Sea of Life * The Wedding * Woman.


Pirate's Passage

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Pirate's Passage

Author: William Gilkerson

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834826577

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 376

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Book Summary: Nova Scotia, 1952. Not exactly the place you’d expect to run into pirates. But an old mariner, his boat driven ashore in a gale, brings with him enough stories about buccaneers and their lore to make it seem that he must have had firsthand experience of the pirate life. But how is that possible? Captain Charles Johnson’s uncanny knowledge of seamanship’s dark side fuels the imagination of the young boy he befriends, setting the boy on his own journey of mysterious adventure.


Skye O'Malley

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Skye O'Malley

Author: Bertrice Small

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307801063

Genre: Fiction

Page: 496

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Book Summary: From the incomparable New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small comes a heroine as breathtaking as she is legendary. Indomitable and bold in an era of royalty and rogues, Skye O’Malley is a woman who embraces her unbridled sensuality as valiantly as she fights for her children, her lovers, her empire. A woman of justice and honor, she will match wits with and challenge the most dangerous and powerful woman of her time: Queen Elizabeth I. Though Skye is the object of every man’s fantasy, only a handful have had the thrill of tasting her enticing passions–men whose own daring adventures match her exotic forays into a world of lust, longing, and remarkable destiny. Skye’s is a stunning tale that reaches from the emerald hills of Ireland to the lush palaces of Algiers to the helm of a shipping empire, where she will wage her greatest battle for love and vengeance against the crown itself. Praise for Skye O'Malley “Small creates cover-to-cover passion, a keen sense of history, and suspense.”—Publishers Weekly “Small continues to prove herself worthy of the title queen of sensuality!”—Literary Times


The Rook

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The Rook

Author: Daniel O'Malley

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316193275

Genre: Fiction

Page: 496

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Book Summary: Now a Starz® Original Series "Utterly convincing and engrossing---totally thought-through and frequently hilarious....Even this aging, jaded, attention-deficit-disordered critic was blown away." --Lev Grossman, Time Myfanwy Thomas awakens in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, she must trust the instructions left by her former in order to survive. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization, and this person wants her dead. Battling to save herself, Myfanwy will encounter a person with four bodies, a woman who can enter her dreams, children transformed into deadly fighters, and terrifyingly vast conspiracy. Suspenseful and hilarious, THE ROOK is an outrageously imaginative thriller for readers who like their espionage with a dollop of purple slime.


The Book of Pirates

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The Book of Pirates

Author: Jamaica Rose,Michael MacLeod

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423614801

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 227

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Book Summary: “This delightful book” for young readers “is full of creative activities, interspersed with plenty of fascinating historical facts” (School Library Journal). On this here ship, we follow the pirate's code: No frolikin' in the bilges, no songs about scurvy, and most important, each buccaneer must keep his pistol ready for action at all times. Break the code, me bucko, and you'll be forced to walk the plank. In The Big Book of Pirate Stuff, Captain Michael MacLeod and Jamaica Rose teach the fine art of pirateering, from plundering, pillaging, and gambling to digging for buried treasure. A dabble of history, a smatterin' of activities, and a healthy dose of derring-do make this book a must-read for aspiring pirates.


The Pirate Queen

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The Pirate Queen

Author: Barbara Sjoholm

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580056059

Genre: History

Page: 384

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Book Summary: The Pirate Queen begins in Ireland with the notorious Grace O’Malley, scourge to the most powerful fleets of sixteenth-century Europe. This Irish clan chieftain and pirate queen was a contemporary of Elizabeth I, and a figure whose life is the stuff of myth. Regularly raiding English ships caught off Ireland’s west coast, she commanded two hundred men (and a couple of husbands), and acquired lands and castles that still dot the Irish coastline today. But Grace O’Malley was not alone—especially in the waters of the North Atlantic, where author Barbara Sjoholm traveled through coastal communities and seafaring ports to collect these little-known stories. Since ancient times, women have rowed and sailed, commanded and fished, built boats, and owned fleets. The Pirate Queen brings some of these extraordinary heroines back to life, including Leif Eiríksson’s explorer sister Freydís, and Trouser-Beret, the Norwegian fishing captain. Sjoholm takes readers on an unforgettable journey from the wild Irish coast through the lonely Shetlands and Faroes to the haunting fjords of Iceland and Norway, in this meticulously researched, colorfully written, and truly original work.


Pirates? The Politics of Plunder, 1550-1650

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Pirates? The Politics of Plunder, 1550-1650

Author: Claire Jowitt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230627641

Genre: History

Page: 244

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Book Summary: This book provides an insight to the cultural work involved in violence at sea in this period of maritime history. It is the first to consider how 'piracy' and representations of 'pirates' both shape and were shaped by political, social and religious debates, showing how attitudes to 'piracy' and violence at sea were debated between 1550 and 1650.


A Pirate's Heart

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A Pirate's Heart

Author: Catherine Friend

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1602823812

Genre: Fiction

Page: 320

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Book Summary: Four women, a long-lost treasure, and more than one thief of hearts share a destiny beyond time. To foil a map thief, librarian Emma Boyd searches for a pirate's long-lost treasure map. She's aided in her search by investigator Randi Marx, who proves to be as frustrating as she is beautiful. The treasure map Emma and Randi seek belonged to Thomasina Farris, a pirate who disappeared from the Caribbean in 1715. Did Captain Tommy steal an entire treasure from a Spanish galleon and escape? Was she convicted of piracy and hanged by her neck? Did she die of a broken heart when she lost the woman she loved? In her race to find the map, Emma learns that pirates not only steal treasure, but they also steal hearts. When Emma discovers Captain Tommy's fate, she must decide her own as well, choosing between romance...or revenge.


The Girl with the Pirate Smile

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The Girl with the Pirate Smile

Author: Joseph Truitt

Publisher: StoryMajigs LLC

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 282

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Book Summary: Break into an old cookie factory with a mysterious new friend? Rob the townspeople to supply the cookie ingredients? Will the law catch up with Emma and Penelope before they get the cookies baked for Christmas? Rediscover your inner child in this magical Christmas mystery as you follow the lonely Emma Harper through the enchanting town of Pottsville during the height of Christmas merriment. When Emma’s mysterious new friend, Penelope, convinces her to break into the old cookie factory, her life is instantly filled with adventure and purpose. Emma soon becomes captive to Penelope’s spunky personality, but when strange, enchanting things happen around Penelope, Emma suddenly begins to question the reality of her new friend. Fall in love with Emma and Penelope in this heartwarming Christmas tale of friendship, adventure, and love for Christmas cookies.


Anne Bonny the Infamous Female Pirate

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Anne Bonny the Infamous Female Pirate

Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1627310622

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: The story of the most famous female pirate in history provides a remarkable personal odyssey from a time when women were almost powerless and at the lowest level of the social order on both sides of the Atlantic. This new biographical work fills considerable gaps in Anne Bonny’s life beyond her mythology to rescue an actual person for posterity. After turning her back on everything she knew growing up in South Carolina to find a sense of personal freedom, Anne Bonny sailed the Caribbean’s pristine waters during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early eighteenth century. Few accurate records exist about these law-breakers, whose lifestyles called for hanging. Fortunately, Anne Bonny was a notable exception to the rule, as she was caught off the Jamaican coast and tried by a court of law, whose records have fortunately survived. So, who was the real Anne Bonny? A heartless prostitute, a bloodthirsty psychopathic, or a compassionate woman of faith and courage? Such a fundamental question has not been adequately answered by historians for 300 years. It is now time to take a fresh look at the life of Anne Bonny to present a corrective view into not only her story but also the seldom explored, but incredibly rich, field of women’s history. The Anne Bonny mythology is today popularly told in Starz channel’s Black Sails and the video game Assassin's Creed.


British Pirates in Print and Performance

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British Pirates in Print and Performance

Author: M. Powell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137339926

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

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Book Summary: Fictional or real, pirates haunted the imagination of the 18th and 19th century-British public during this great period of maritime commerce, exploration, and naval conflict. British Pirates in Print and Performanc e explores representations of pirates through dozens of stage performances, including adaptations by Byron, Scott, and Cooper.


P is for Pirate

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P is for Pirate

Author: Eve Bunting

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1627537678

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Book Summary: The word pirate means one who plunders on the sea, and piracy has been around for as long as men and women have longed for adventure and lusted for riches. But it wasn't all fun and pillaging! Being a pirate was not an easy life. Written by award-winning author Eve Bunting, poetry and expository text are used in this alphabetical examination of the history of piracy. Topics include legendary ships, fabled hideouts, and notorious villains like Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard. Includes the pirate code of conduct as well as the different occupations aboard ship.


The World of Grace O'Malley

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The World of Grace O'Malley

Author: Elizabeth O'Maley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504959191

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 40

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Book Summary: Grace O'Malley was a sea captain and clan leader, pirate and politico, business woman and warrior, as well as a dutiful daughter, wife, and mother. Though shaped by her times, she shattered the mold for women of her day. She would be a formidable figure in any era, including our own. Part of the sea-faring O'Malley clan, she inherited a deep love of the oceans and dominated trade on the Irish coast. On land, she personally led her clansmen in battle, waging relentless war on rival leaders throughout the Emerald Isle. Even powerful English officials were threatened by her influence. They saw her as "nurse to all rebellions." When she went to meet the Queen of England, the two women dealt as proud equals who had maneuvered their way through 16th century war and politics with skill and aplomb.


A Pirate's Life for She

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A Pirate's Life for She

Author: Laura Sook Duncombe

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1641600586

Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Pirates are a perennially popular subject, depicted often in songs, stories, and Halloween costumes. Yet the truth about pirates—who they were, why they went to sea, and what their lives were really like—is seldom a part of the conversation. In this Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, A Pirate's Life for She tells the story of 16 women who through the ages sailed alongside—and sometimes in command of—their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom. History has largely ignored these female swashbucklers, until now. Here are their stories, from ancient Norse princess Alfhild to Sayyida al-Hurra of the Barbary corsairs; from Grace O'Malley, who terrorized shipping operations around the British Isles during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I; to Cheng I Sao, who commanded a fleet of 1,400 ships off China in the early 19th century. Author Laura Sook Duncombe also looks beyond the fact that these women are not easy heroines: they are lawbreakers. Rather than defend their illegal actions, A Pirate's Life for She tells their full stories, focusing on the reasons why these women became pirates. It is possible to admire the courage, determination and skills these women possessed without endorsing the actions for which they used them. These stories of women who took control of their own destinies in a world where the odds were against them will inspire young women to reach for their own dreams.


Stormy Seas On Dry Land

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Stormy Seas On Dry Land

Author: EJ Fredrickson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387855026

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: THERE IS A STORM COMING... A mysterious tale of TREASURE lost & found. What happens when a ten-year-old pirate finds herself MAROONED on dry land with a step-family of landlubbers and a school bully who looks just like BLACKBEARD? Can she discover the secrets of the caves under the Red Cliffs, which are rumoured to conceal the plunder of Grace O’Malley the Pirate Queen? And will she ever DIG-UP the truth about her own ship-shape jewels, that are disappearing one shiny piece at a time? There is a storm coming...so get ready for a HEAVYWEATHER ADVENTURE!


She Captains

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She Captains

Author: Joan Druett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743214374

Genre: History

Page: 304

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Book Summary: With her pistols loaded she went aboard And by her side hung a glittering sword In her belt two daggers, well armed for war Was this female smuggler Was this female smuggler who never feared a scar. If a "hen frigate" was any ship carrying a captain's wife, then a "she captain" is a bold woman distinguished for courageous enterprise in the history of the sea. "She captains," who infamously possessed the "bodies of women and the souls of men," thrilled and terrorized their shipmates, doing "deeds beyond the valor of women." Some were "bold and crafty pirates with broadsword in hand." Others were sirens, too, like the Valkyria Princess Alfhild, whom the mariners made rover-captain for her beauty. Like their male counterparts, these astonishing women were drawn to the ocean's beauty -- and its danger. In her inimitable, yarn-spinning style, award-winning historian Joan Druett tells us what life was like for the women who dared to captain ships of their own, don pirates' garb, and perform heroic and hellacious deeds on the high seas. We meet Irish raider Grace "Grania" O'Malley -- sometimes called "the bald Grania" because she cut her hair short like a boy's -- who commanded three galleys and two hundred fighting men. Female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read were wanted by the law. Armed to the teeth with cutlasses and pistols, they inspired awe and admiration as they swaggered about in fancy hats and expensive finery, killing many a man who cowered cravenly before them. Lovelorn Susan "Put on a jolly sailor's dress/And daubed her hands with tar/To cross the raging sea/On board a man of war" to be near her William. Others disguised themselves for economic reasons. In 1835, Ann Jane Thornton signed on as a ship's steward to earn the fair wage of nine dollars per month. When it was discovered that she was a woman, the captain testified that Jane was a capital sailor, but the crew had been suspicious of her from the start, "because she would not drink her grog like a regular seaman." In 1838, twenty-two-year-old Grace Darling led the charge to rescue nine castaways from the wreck of the Forfarshire (the Titanic of its day). "I'll save the crew!" she cried, her courageous pledge immortalized in a torrent of books, songs, and poems. Though "she captains" had been sailing for hundreds of years by the turn of the twentieth century, Scotswoman Betsey Miller made headlines by weathering "storms of the deep when many commanders of the other sex have been driven to pieces on the rocks." From the warrior queens of the sixth century B.C. to the women shipowners influential in opening the Northwest Passage, Druett has assembled a real-life cast of characters whose boldness and bravado will capture popular imagination. Following the arc of maritime history from the female perspective, She Captains' intrepid crew sails forth into a sea of adventure.


Chesca and the Spirit of Grace

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Chesca and the Spirit of Grace

Author: Lara O'Brien

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 130456830X

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: A story of love and land, of winning friendships and having the courage to believe in your dreams. 11-year-old Chesca O'Brien, Howth's greatest (and only) Trick Rider plans to ride O'Malley, the farm's wild stallion, and to put on a show no one will forget - especially show jumping champion, Mary Murphy. But then her Ma gets sick, and Da stops talking, which leaves the farmyard gate wide open to all kinds of problems. Inspired by Ireland's most famous Pirate Queen, Grace O'Malley, Chesca must take on the might of a developer, rally a town, and fight the fight of her life to save all she holds dear. An Irish tale of talking animals, a magical mountain and galloping sideways.