Lafitte the Pirate

Lafitte the Pirate


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Lafitte the Pirate by Lyle Saxon, E. H. Suydam

Lyle Saxon�s superbly written account examines Lafitte�s fascinating career and frees the truth of the pirate�s life from the web of fantastic myths which grew up around him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882893952
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/30/1989
Series: Southern Library Series
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 790,977
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lyle Saxon (1891-1946) ranks among Louisiana's most outstanding writers. During the 1920s and 1930s he was the central figure in the regionís literary community, and was widely known as a raconteur and bon vivant. In addition to Father Mississippi, Lafitte the Pirate, and Children of Strangers, he also wrote Fabulous New Orleans, Old Louisiana, The Friends of Joe Gilmore, and was a co-author of Gumbo Ya-Ya, with Edward Dreyer and Robert Tallant. During the Depression, he directed the state WPA Writers Project, which produced the WPA Guide to Louisiana and the WPA Guide to New Orleans.

Table of Contents

IThe Brothers Lafitte3
IIAt the Blacksmith Shop12
IIIOld New Orleans20
IVThe Smugglers27
VIGambi and Dominique You44
VIIIThe Arrest61
IXOn Sunday Afternoon67
XGeneral Humbert's Birthday Dinner75
XIThe Lafittes become Outlaws81
XIIOpen Defiance90
XIIITwo Rewards are Offered96
XIVPierre Goes to Jail104
XVJean Acquires a Lawyer and a Mistress114
XVIJohn Grymes and Edward Livingston119
XVIIThe Governor's Lady124
XVIIIThe British Offer129
XIXThe Double-Dealers140
XXBarataria is Destroyed153
XXIGeneral Andrew Jackson160
XXIIThe Pirates Become Patriots172
XXIIIA Lion Among the Ladies186
XXIVReinstated to Citizenship194
XXVPublic Opinion Veers About199
XXVIThe Spanish Spies205
XXVIIIAll Things to All Men224
XXIXThe Last of Campeachy240
XXXIThe Legendary Lafitte271
XXXIIBuried Treasure290

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