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

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Product Details
Price
$34.44
Publisher
Foreedge
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
6.31 X 9.51 X 0.94 inches | 1.21 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781611685152

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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.
Reviews
"Flemming relates the story of the capture by pirates of Philip Ashton in 1722, and in the process he reveals a fascinating history of pirates during the first decades of the 18th century, "the golden age of piracy." . . . From battles with warships to the way the pirates split their plunder, Flemming's focus on individual actors adds a welcome depth to the history of piracy with this engaging and harrowing account of 'America's real-life Robinson Crusoe.'"-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
"Ashton's account of his travails, published in 1725, became a hit in Colonial New England. Now forgotten, his story is brought back to life by Gregory N. Flemming in his fine new book, At the Point of a Cutlass. Beautifully printed and bound--though it could use more maps--the book delivers blood-thirsty pirates and plenty of action and excitement on the high seas. Forgoing an 'avast ye swabbies!' approach, Flemming's sober style and scholarly approach ballast his account and keep his story on a steady course."-- "Boston Globe"
"Paints an indelible picture of pirate life, day by day... compelling, dramatic reading."-- "Dallas Morning News"
"[A] real-life historical thriller."-- "The Week, The Best of U.S. and International Media"