Books & Maps
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.
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