AT THE POINT OF A CUTLASS-The Pirate Capture, Bold Escape, and Lonely Exile of Philip Ashton BY Gregory N. Flemming

AT THE POINT OF A CUTLASS
AT THE POINT OF A CUTLASS
Item# ISBN 978-1-61168-515-2
$29.95

Called America's real-life Robinson Crusoe, the true story of Philip Ashton- a nineteen year old fisherman captured by pirates, impressed as a crewman, subjected to torture and hardship, who eventually escaped and lived as a castaway and scavenger on a deserted island in the Caribbean-was at one time as well known as the tales of Cooper, Hawthorne, and Defoe. Based on a rare copy of Ashton's 1725 account, Flemming's vivid portrait recounts this maritime world during the golden age of piracy. Hardcover. 241 pgs.