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The Queen of Whale Cay Paperback – April 1, 2008
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A short but very detailed and interesting life of a woman who
had weath and no fear! She was also a hero in rescuing the sailors
of the Potlatch. An American ship that was torpedoed off Bird Rock Passage, 350 miles from Naussau.
She was poorly rewarded for her brave efforts.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this quirky period of hisotry and some of the colorful characters. Daring to be a lesbian at this time, even with beaucoup bucks.Published 14 months ago by Suzi
...3 for the subject. Is it just me, or was Carstairs kind of insufferable? Not that there aren't scads of terrific biographies of all sorts of insufferable people. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Librum
The story of Marian Carstairs is an interesting read. The book is rather short and not the kind of detailed biography written by scholars that one finds with famous people. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by John Martin
Queen of Whale Cay
Written by a journalist who first became aware of this most unusual woman when confronted with her obituary, the book charts the life of 'Joe' Carstairs. Read more
Joe Carstairs name is unfamliar to German speaking societies. Getting in touch with this queer character was great. Read morePublished on August 23, 2012 by Nostalgiker
I am enjoying this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes reading about life in the early 1900's. Joe Carstairs was quite a character and the reading is very easy. Read morePublished on December 4, 2010 by fzkxx6
It's easy to love the story of a true eccentric, and Marion "Joe" Carstairs does not disappoint in this regard. Read morePublished on November 13, 2008 by Book Woman
Joe Carstairs comes off as a fascinating study of what it was like to be a moneyed lesbian somewhat outside the usual literary lesbians of the early 20th century. Read morePublished on March 4, 2008 by Lisa Clayton