The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf
An "engrossing and exciting" account of legendary New Orleans privateers Pierre and Jean Laffite and their adventures along the Gulf Coast (Booklist, starred review).
At large during the most colorful period in New Orleans' history, from just after the Louisiana Purchase through the War of 1812, privateers Jean and Pierre Laffite made life hell for Spanish merchants on the Gulf.
Pirates to the US Navy officers who chased them, heroes to the private citizens who shopped for contraband at their well-publicized auctions, the brothers became important members of a filibustering syndicate that included lawyers, bankers, merchants, and corrupt US officials. But this allegiance didn't stop the Laffites from becoming paid Spanish spies, disappearing into the fog of history after selling out their own associates.
William C. Davis uncovers the truth about two men who made their names synonymous with piracy and intrigue on the Gulf.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - torrey23 - LibraryThing
This book does a good job of detailing the lives of two of America's most famous pirates. The Laffite brothers were masters of operating near the line, and avoiding getting caught. When they did get ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dswaddell - LibraryThing
A very high level book about the Laffite brothers and their business dealings. Very few details. If you are looking for a book about pirates business dealings this is excellent...the actual battle reports though rarely have any detail. Read full review
Vintage Bordeaucx 17701803
TWO New Men In New World 18031806
brothers in business 18091811
Dawn of the Corsairs
Origins of the Laffite Fleet 18111813
Lords of Barataria 18131814
The Rise of the Filibuters
The Birth of Galveston 18161817
A Season of Treachery
Deadly Finals 18171818
Winds of Change 1818
The Dying Dream 1819
Farewell to Galveston 1820
The Last Voyage 18201823
The Legend of the Laffites