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Synopsis: Based on a rare manuscript from 1725, At the Point of a Cutlass uncovers the amazing voyage of Philip Ashton -- a nineteen-year old fisherman who was captured by pirates, escaped on an uninhabited Caribbean island, and then miraculously arrived back home three years later to tell his incredible story. Taken in a surprise attack near Nova Scotia in June 1722, Ashton was forced to sail across the Atlantic and back with a crew under the command of Edward Low, a man so vicious he tortured victims by slicing off an ear or nose and roasting them over a fire. "A greater monster," one colonial official wrote, "never infested the seas." Ashton barely survived the nine months he sailed with Low's crew -- he was nearly shot in the head at gunpoint, came close to drowning when a ship sank near the coast of Brazil, and was almost hanged for secretly plotting a revolt against the pirates. Like many forced men, Ashton thought constantly about escaping. In March of 1723, he saw his chance when Low's crew anchored at the secluded island of Roatan, at the western edge of the Caribbean. Ashton fled into the thick, overgrown woods and, for more than a year, had to claw out a living on the remote strip of land, completely alone and with practically nothing to sustain him. The opportunity to escape came so unexpectedly that Ashton ran off without a gun, a knife, or even a pair of shoes on his feet. Yet the resilient young castaway -- who has been called America's real-life Robinson Crusoe -- was able to find food, build a crude shelter, and even survive a debilitating fever brought on by the cool winter rains before he was rescued by a band of men sailing near the island. Based on Ashton's own first-hand account, as well trial records, logbooks, and a wealth of other archival evidence, At the Point of a Cutlass pieces together the unforgettable story of a man thrust into the violent world of a pirate ship and his daring survival and escape.
About the Author: GREGORY N. FLEMMING is a former journalist who holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives with his family in New England. His website is www.gregflemming.com.
Title: At the Point of a Cutlass: The Pirate ...
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: Good
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Book Description ForeEdge 2014-06-03, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1St Edition. 161168515X 2014 1st printing, Like New/Like New DJ, clean & bright, square corners & sound binding, no markings found, not a remainder, a very nice copy. .Carefully packaged to protect the corners. Bookseller Inventory # A3678
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Book Description ForeEdge/An Imprint of University Press of New England, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Type: Hard Back First Edition. Hardcover Book and Jacket in Fine Condition. Unread, unused book like new. Red cloth over spine w/gilt titles, red paper wrapped boards, tight, solid and square. A powerful story of Philip Ashton's life-and-death encounter with the sea-robber Edward Low and his swaggering band of pirates, in the 18th century. A dramatic history of real pirates. 241pages. 9.4 x 6.25 inches. 2014, ForeEdge/An Imprint of University Press of New England, USA. Bookseller Inventory # 023373
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