At the Point of a Cutlass: The Pirate Capture, Bold Escape, and Lonely Exile of Philip Ashton


Called America's real-life Robinson Crusoe, this thrilling book relays the true story of Philip Ashton. In 1725, Ashton was just a nineteen-year-old fisherman when he was captured by pirates and impressed as a crewman. During his time as a pirate captive, he was subject to torture and hardship. Ashton eventually escaped but was reduced to being a castaway and scavenger on a desert island in the Caribbean.

Written by George M. Flemming, 256 pgs., Hardcover, ForeEdge (June 3, 2014)

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