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There is a huge diversity of information about the lore of Jean and Pierre Laffite, the history of New Orleans and Galveston, and the War of 1812. Many books are available, as well as other sources of information. The following books are probably a good representation of the varied opinions of the many historians who have penned books about the Laffites. The following list does not represent the views of all.

Recommended Books

  • Lafitte the Pirate, Lyle Saxon
  • Jean Laffite, Prince of Pirates, Jack C. Ramsay, Jr.
  • Laffite of Louisiana, Mary Devereux
  • Land of Laffite the Pirate, R.M. Thompson
  • Pirate of Barataria, L.B. Evans
  • The Baratarians and the Battle of New Orleans, Jane Lucas Grummond and R.R. Morazan
  • Jean Laffite, Gentleman Smuggler, M.V. Charnley
  • Jean Laffite: Gentleman Rover, S.C. Arthur
  • The Corsair, Lord Byron
  • Grande Terre, Paul J. Robert
  • Privateersmen of the Gulf and Their Prizes, Stanley Faye, Louisiana Historical Quarterly, vol XXII
  • The Great Stroke of Pierre Laffite, Privateers of Guadeloupe and Their Establishment in Barataria, Stanley Faye, Louisiana Historical Quarterly, vol XXIII
  • The Journal of Jean Laffite: The Privateer-Patriot's Own Story, John Andrechyne Lafitte
  • The Memoirs of Jean Laffite from Le Journal de Jean Laffite, Translated by Gene Marshall
  • The Pirates Laffite by William Davis
  • Filibusters, Pirates, and Privateers of the Early Texas Coast by Jean Epperson.
  • Laffite 101 - Jeff Modzelewski
  • Jean Laffite Revealed - DR. Ashley Oliphant, Beth Yarbrough