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!Read E-pub Ë They Went Whistling ⛈ Throughout History There Have Been Women, Endowed With Curiosity And Abundant Spirit, Who Stepped Out Of The Cave, Cast Off The Shackles Of Expectation, And Struck Out For New Territory In This Ode To Bold, Brash, And Sometimes Just Plain Dangerous Women, Barbara Holland Reanimates Those Rebels Who Defied Convention And Challenged Authority On A Truly Grand Scale They Traveled The World, Commanded Pirate Ships, Spied On The Enemy, Established Foreign Countries, Scaled , Foot Passes, And Lobbied To Change The Constitution Some Were Merry And Flamboyant Others Depressive And Solitary Some Dressed Up As Men Others Cherished Their Victorian Gowns Many Were Ambivalent Or Absentminded Mothers But Every One Of Them Was Fearless, Eccentric, And Fiercely Independent Barbara Holland Evokes Their Energy In This Unconventional Book That Will Acquaint You With The Likes Of Grace O Malley, A Blazing Terror Of The Irish Seas In The s, And Surprise You With A Fresh Perspective On Legends Like Bonnie Parker Of Bonnie And Clyde Fame With Wit, Wisdom, And Irreverent Flair, They Went Whistlingmakes A Compelling Case For The Virtue Of Getting Into Trouble This book will not fail to fascinate with its lively, unladylike tales Historically accurate, though these particular histories are largely ignored, due to the gender of the featured characters Did you know a woman successfully black mailed Abraham Lincoln Have you heard of the foreign lady pirate who dared approach the throne of Queen Elizabeth We often hear tell of the men who first conquered discovered this or that, but rarely do we hear of the women who ve been there, done that and were This book will not fail to fascinate with its lively, unladylike tales Historically accurate, though these particular histories are largely ignored, due to the gender of the featured characters Did you know a woman successfully black mailed Abraham Lincoln Have you heard of the foreign lady pirate who dared approach the throne of Queen Elizabeth We often hear tell of the men who first conquered discovered this or that, but rarely do we hear of the women who ve been there, done that and were even sometimes first, I might add.Barbara s writing style is refreshing I felt almost as if we were facing each other over coffee Impromptu and fun though not completely unscholarly, obviously she s done the research, but she isn t about to weigh The stories related by Holland are interesting However, there are a few problems with the book First, only two of the women whom she profiles in detail are women of color All of her other detailed profiles are of women of European or US American origin The reader is left to believe that essentially no women from the non Western world and virtually no women of color rejected societal norms and rebelled Or if they did, they re worth only passing mention Only a cursory look at feminist or wom The stories This is a fun, breezy read, a survey of some of the greatest women notables of history, from warriors like the s and Scythian women Joan of Arc is found under those who dressed like men and Boudicca to exiles like Lady Hester Stanhope and Marianne North, to seekers like Saint Mary of Egypt and Alexandra David Neel, and to radicals like Mother Jones.The book doesn t pretend to be all embracing, but it is informative It s a little too cute in places I could have done without nearly so ma This is a fun, breezy read, a survey of some of the greatest women notables of history, from warriors like the s and Scythian women Joan of Arc is found under those who dressed like men By no means a serious work of history or biographyof a anecdotal and polemical roundup of a handful of significant female figures in history well, the history of the Western world, anyway , chosen to make a point about the one sided nature of our common cultural history Holland s writing style is chatty and breezy and she s inclined to dismiss groundless speculation from others with the same insouciance as she happily indulges in it herself You d never rely on this as a book of serious By no means a serious work of history or biographyof a anecdotal and polemical roundup of a handful of significant female figures in history well, the history of the Western world, anyway , chosen to make