Jean Laffite, famous for aiding Andrew Jackson during the Battle of New Orleans, is largely a man of mystery before and after that event. His recollections of a raider's life before the War of 1812 and his adventures after his expulsion from Galveston, Texas, are now recounted in this English translation from the original French of the words of an old man living with his new, young family in St. Louis, Missouri, in the 1840's.
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A liking for colorful characters, including history professors, and a weakness for barbecued chicken, led Gene Marshall, an associate professor of languages at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to a conversation at a McNeese State History Department picnic with Dr. Tom Watson, recently retired Head, about a manuscript in French alleged to have been written by Jean Laffite. Though he is the object of a two-week-long festival in Lake Charles, Laffite's renown comes from his role in the Battle of New Orleans.
Dr. Watson wanted to know if Marshall would take a look at a photocopy of the Laffite manuscript and use his literary background and knowledge of French and Spanish to help solve the mystery of the origin of the Journal of Jean Laffite? A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step, and the publication of the Memoirs of Jean Laffite is only a continuation of the voyage of discovery started on that May afternoon in 1998.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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Descrizione libro Xlibris Corp, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 738812536
Descrizione libro Xlibris Corp, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0738812536
Descrizione libro Xlibris Corp, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0738812536