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Druett, Joan

Overview
Works: 53 works in 211 publications in 2 languages and 9,038 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Sea stories  History  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9639.3.D68, 823.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joan Druett
She captains : heroines and hellions of the sea by Joan Druett( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 and female pirates Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Lovelorn Susan, Ann Jane Thornton, Grace Darling and Scotswoman Betsey Miller". -- Jacket
Hen frigates : wives of merchant captains under sail by Joan Druett( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A 'hen frigate, ' traditionally, was any ship with the captain's wife on board, and Hen Frigates is the dramatic and largely untold story of the enterprising women who sailed on oceangoing merchant ships throughout the last century."--Jacket
Island of the lost : shipwrecked at the edge of the world by Joan Druett( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telling the true story of two similar shipwreck tragedies that have drastically different outcomes, award-winning maritime historian Druett tells a gripping cautionary tale about leadership, endurance, human ingenuity, and the tenuous line between order and chaos
A watery grave by Joan Druett( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exonerated for a murder hours after an exploration convoy sets sail for the Pacific islands, ship linguist Wiki Coffin is made a deputy by a Virginia sheriff and sets out to catch up with his crewmates, one of whom is the real killer
In the wake of madness : the murderous voyage of the whaleship Sharon by Joan Druett( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of the whaleship Sharon, whose captain was murdered by a trio of mutineers and whose remaining crew members died over the course of three subsequent years under mysterious circumstances
Abigail by Joan Druett( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das entbehrungsreiche Leben der Walfänger im 19. Jahrhundert bildet den Hintergrund dieses Abenteuerromans, in dessen Mittelpunkt eine selbstbewusste junge Frau steht
Shark Island by Joan Druett( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seven ship exploration set sail in order to advance America's scientific knowledge. They soon encountered a wrecked ship on Shark Island and the captain of the expedition turns up dead. Who could have done such a thing and what were their motives?
Rough medicine : surgeons at sea in the age of sail by Joan Druett( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using diaries, journals, and correspondence, the author introduces readers to doctors who endured life on the sea, what types of medicines and surgical tools they used, and what sort of people they encountered. Illustrations and photos
Run afoul by Joan Druett( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"U.S. exploring expedition linguist Wiki Coffin sails with the famous convoy of ships toward Brazil, with no idea of the amazing events the fates and the winds have set in store for him." "As the great flagship Vincennes, under the dubious command of eccentric Captain Charles Wilkes, leads the convoy toward a dramatic entrance in the port of Rio, careless maneuvering causes one of the vessels to run afoul of a Boston trading ship - a shocking embarrassment that none of the sailors aboard is likely to live down during their time in port." "As it turns out, the trader is owned and commanded by the famous and larger-than-life Captain William Coffin, father to Wiki and sailor of all seven seas as well as another dozen or so he's managed to invent in his years of telling tall tales. The encounter sets in motion a series of confounding events that reunites the elder Coffin with his illegitimate half-Maori son and that, before they are through, will see two men dead, Coffin on trial for murder, and Wiki working feverishly to unmask the real killers before the expedition sails on, leaving his father at the mercy of an unforgiving Brazilian court - and Wiki's own tenuous grip on family hanging desperately in the balance."--Jacket
Deadly shoals by Joan Druett( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New England whaler shows up, desperate to find the devious trader who has cheated him of a thousand dollars and a schooner. Wiki is assigned to find the missing ship, only to follow a trail of clues to a dead body, half-buried in a hill of salt, its skull picked clean by vultures. The adventure unravels in the impoverished village of El Carmen de Patagones, where the threat of French invasion is imminent, and business is at a standstill under the orders of General de Rosas, the tyrant of Buenos Aires. Wiki must risk both life and reputation in pursuit of a vicious and determined killer who has set his sights on another target: the U.S. Exploring Expedition itself
Petticoat whalers : whaling wives at sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tupaia : Captain Cook's Polynesian navigator by Joan Druett( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Tupaia, navigator and translator for Captain James Cook, covering brief glimpses into his childhood, focusing on his time on the Endeavor with Cook, and revealing Tupaia's other skill sets during his lifetime
She was a sister sailor : the whaling journals of Mary Brewster, 1845-1851 by Mary Brewster( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exotic intruders : the introduction of plants and animals into New Zealand by Joan Druett( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and German and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of madness : [the murderous voyage of the whaleship Sharon] by Joan Druett( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of the whaleship Sharon, whose captain was murdered by a trio of mutineers and whose remaining crew members died over the course of three subsequent years under mysterious circumstances
Island of the lost : a harrowing true story of shipwreck, death and survival on a godforsaken island at the edge of the world by Joan Druett( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In January of 1864, five sailors from the wrecked schooner Grafton are stranded on remote and icy Auckland Island, some three hundred miles from New Zealand. An isolated speck in the Southern ocean, it is a godforsaken place, with winds howling at sixty miles an hour, rain three hundred days a year, and an almost impenetrable coastal forest. Under the leadership of Captain Thomas Musgrave, these men defy their slim chance of survival. They build a cabin and, incredibly, a forge, where they manufacture every single nail as well as most of their tools. Miraculously, all the Grafton men survive for nearly two years before finally building a getaway vessel and setting off on one of the most courageous sea voyages ever. Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the same island - twenty miles of impassable cliffs and chasms away - the ship Invercauld wrecks during a horrible gale in May 1864. Nineteen men struggle ashore. They eventually succumb to utter anarchy, and only three survive. Using the survivors' journals, award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett tells a gripping cautionary tale about leadership, endurance, and the fine line between order and chaos." -- Publisher
Hen frigates : passion and peril, nineteenth-century women at sea by Joan Druett( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Tupaia : the remarkable story of Captain Cook's Polynesian navigator by Joan Druett( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tupaia sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific, and interceded with Maori in NZ. Tupaia, a gifted linguist, a brilliant orator, and a most devious politician,was highly skilled in astronomy, navigation, and meteorology. An expert in the geography of the Pacific, he was able to name directional stars and predict landfalls and weather throughout the voyage from Tahiti to Java. He was also the ship's translator, able to communicate with all the Polynesian people they met. As a man of high social ranking, Tupaia performed as an ntermediary, interpreting local rituals and ceremonies. Not only did Tupaia become one of the ship's artists, drawing lively pictures to illustrate what he described, but he could be called the Pacific's first anthropologist"--Publisher information
Island of the lost : shipwrecked at the edge of the world by Joan Druett( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Island of the Lost, award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett brings an extraordinary untold story to life, a story about leadership and the fine line between order and chaos
She went a-whaling : the journal of Martha Smith Brewer Brown from Orient, Long Island, New York, around the world on the whaling ship Lucy Ann, 1847-1849 by Martha Smith Brewer Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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She captains : heroines and hellions of the sea
Alternative Names
Friday, Jo

Friday, Jo 1939-

Joan Druett historica uit Nieuw-Zeeland

Joan Druett New Zealand historian and writer

Languages
English (148)

German (5)

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Hen frigates : wives of merchant captains under sailIsland of the lost : shipwrecked at the edge of the worldA watery graveIn the wake of madness : the murderous voyage of the whaleship SharonAbigailShark IslandRough medicine : surgeons at sea in the age of sailRun afoul