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Jean W. LaFitte


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- JEAN LAFITTE - The Story of Jean Lafitte, Gentleman Smuggler.Grosset & Dunlap, 1934 Faye, Stanley.Pirates of the Gulf.Hempville (TX), Dogwood Press, 2001 Gayarre, Charles.Pierre and Jean Lafitte, Historical sketch of…Famous Smugglers of Louisiana.Hunter, Theresa M., The Saga of Jean Lafitte: From Pirate to Patriot and Back Again.Word Portraits of a Picturesque Southern Pirate History and Romance., San Antonio, TX. Naylor Co., 1940 [Lafitte, Jean].The Memoirs of Lafitte, or, the Barritarian pirate a narrative founded on fact.[Lafitte, Jean].Lafitte, or, The Baratarian chief a tale, founded on facts.New York : Auburn N.Y. Free Press, 1828 [Lafitte, Jean].The Story of Jean and Pierre Lafitte: the Patriot-Pirates.[Lafitte, Jean ]. The Buccaneer:The exciting story of Jean Lafitte, from the new Cecil B. DeMille movie.[Lafitte, Jean ]. The Journal of Jean Lafitte: the Privateer's Own Story.Woodville, TX: Dogwood Press.Lane, Frederick A. A flag for Lafitte; story of the battle of New Orleans.Marshal, Gene [transl.].The Memoirs Of Jean Lafitte.Dogwood Press, Poulenc, Cesar.Jean Laffite Gentleman Pirate.Privateer Press, 1987 True tales of pirate gold; the bloody careers of Captain Kidd, Jack Quelch, Blackbeard, Captain Sandy Gordon, Stede Bonnet, Charley Gibbs, Jonathan Lambert, Jean Lafitte, and Billy Bowlegs.Rogers, J. W. Lafitte.Selma, Ala. : Printed at the Mississippian Book and Job Office, 1854 Jean Lafitte, Louisiana buccaneer : a mini-history.Lake Charles, LA : N.M.W. Ross, 1990 Jean Lafitte, Gentleman Rover.New Orleans, Harmanson Pub., 1952 Lafitte, the terror of the Gulf.Burnet, Tex. : Eakin Press, 1981 Lane, Fredercik.A Flag for Lafitte.Story of the Battle of New Orleans Poulenc, Cesar.We Were There with Jean Lafitte at New Orleans.New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1957 Weintraub, Aileen.Jean Lafitte : pirate-hero of the war of 1812.New York : PowerKids Press, 2002 West, Wallace.LAFITTE - PIRATE OR PATRIOT, Strange Tales of This Man of Mystery, Issued as No. 64 in the Reed Novelettes series of dime novel, publised by Reed Publishing Company, Buffalo, New York, copyright 1932 Winther, Barbara.Jean Lafitte, privateer.Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981 HISTORICAL FICTION Devereaux, Mary, Lafitte of Louisiana, Boston, Little Brown, 1902 Du Soe, Robert C. Your Orders Sir.Longmans, Green and Co., 1953 [ Jonathan Amery is reunited with Killigrew to fight alongside Lafitte at New Orleans] Ingraham, Joseph : LAFITTE: PIRATE OF THE GULF.Harper Brothers, 1835; Theodore, or, The child of the sea being a sequel to the novel of Lafitte, the Pirate of the Gulf . Boston : Edward P. Williams, 1844 LAFITTE: PIRATE OF THE GULF.The corsair; a biographical novel of Jean Lafitte, hero of the Battle of New Orleans.Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1955 [cached]

Jean LaFitte
Pirate Harbor - Jean Lafitte Jean Lafitte Jean Lafitte was born in 1790, either in France or Hispanola, which is current day Haiti. Little is known of his childhood, but according to Harold I. Sharfman's book, Jews on The Frontier , the family of the tall and handsome buccaneer were Marranos , who in the 14th century converted to Roman Catholicism, but secretly continued to practice Judaism. It is known that in 1765, Jean Lafitte's grandmother, Maria Zola, fled from Spain on the heels of the murderous Spanish Inquisition. Dubbed by many as a "citizen of the wind," after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 Jean Lafitte established Barataria , his own little kingdom of privateers and smugglers in the bayous near New Orleans. Jean Lafitte's men numbered about 1,000, and he provided them as troops assisting Andrew Jackson against the British in the Battle of New Orleans during War of 1812 . Jean Lafitte was not a pirate in the true sense of the word, as his raids were mostly legitimized as privateering. Jean Lafitte never attacked an American ship. A man without a country, he still respected the American constitution and hoped that his little "kingdom by the sea" might someday reflect such ideology. Jean Lafitte's base of operations was the French Quarter where he was well known as a patron of local taverns and quadroon brothels. Run out of New Orleans in 1817, he relocated to the island of Galveston, Texas, and established another "kingdom" he named Campeche. Jean Lafitte somehow obtained a lavishly furnished mansion, the upper portion of which was actually a fortress facing Galveston Harbor. Around 1820, Jean Lafitte married Madeline Regaud who was either the widow or daughter of a French colonist.

The famous French privateer, Jean Lafitte, stayed at The Pirates' House many times between dates aboard ship.

Born in France, the pirate Jean Lafitte is credited with helping defend Louisiana from the British in the War of 1812.
He traveled between New Orleans and Galveston, establishing the Barataria and Campeche kingdoms. His ship and his ghostly image have been spotted sailing along the Gulf Coast to this day. Workers on oil platforms and crews of offshore supply vessels claim to regularly see a billow of sails on the horizon heading east, hear the flapping of sail riggings, and the cry of phantom voices spoken in Barataria. The ghostly fleet is said to produce visible white foam where the bows break the waves that have almost besieged small boats. Jean Lafitte appeared to a three-man charter fishing boat before Hurricane Katrina struck.

Legend has it that the pirate chief, Jean Lafitte, brought all his valuables to Padre Island shortly after his success in the Battle of New Orleans.

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