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Woman, Captain, Rebel: The Extraordinary True Story of a Daring Icelandic Sea Captain

History would have us believe the sea has always been a male realm, the idea of female captains almost unthinkable. But there is one exception. Captain Thurídur, born in Iceland in 1777, lived a life that was both controversial and unconventional. Her first time fishing, on the open unprotected rowboats of her time, was at age 11. Soon after, she audaciously began wearing trousers. She became an acclaimed fishing captain brilliant at weather-reading and seacraft and consistently brought in the largest catches. In the Arctic seas where drownings occurred with terrifying regularity, she never lost a single crewmember.

Renowned for her acute powers of observation, she also solved a notorious crime. In this extremely unequal society, she used the courts to fight for justice for the abused, and in her sixties, embarked on perilous journeys over trackless mountains. This is a daring and magnificent historical narrative nonfiction account of Iceland's most famous female sea captain who constantly fought for women's rights and equality. Here is a woman so ahead of her times she remains modern and inspirational today. Her story can now finally be told. Weaving together fastidious research and captivating prose, Margaret Willson reveals Captain Thurídur's fascinating story, her extraordinary courage, intelligence, and personal integrity.

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Product Details

Recommended Age Adults
Author Margaret Willson
ISBN 1728240050
Publication Date Jan 31, 2023
Publisher Sourcebooks
Language English