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Author Rubin, Susan Goldman.
Title Jean Laffite : the pirate who saved America / by Susan Goldman Rubin ; illustrated by Troy Howell.
Pub Info New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2011.
book jacket
 Cotuit Children's Room  JB Laffite     AVAILABLE
 Falmouth-Children's Room  J BIOGRAPHY 920 Laffite     AVAILABLE
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J 921 LAFFITE     AVAILABLE
 Orleans-Children's Room  J BIO 92 LAFF     AVAILABLE
Descript 47 p. : ill. ; 32 cm.
Note Accelerated Reader LG 6.1 1 1 152087
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Since he was a young boy, Jean longed to be a pirate, and with the help of his brothers and uncle, he became one when he was just a teenager. Soon the only life he knew was on the high seas{8212}a life full of glory, riches, disaster, and revenge. When he finally settled down in New Orleans, he managed to become a successful businessman and respected citizen, while still pirating. He even helped the United States win the War of 1812 when he alerted the U.S. government to a British plot to invade via New Orleans. With the help of Laffite and his pirates, General Andrew Jackson was able to beat back the British.
Subject Lafitte, Jean -- Juvenile literature.
Pirates -- Louisiana -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Pirates -- Texas -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815 -- Juvenile literature.
Privateering -- Mexico, Gulf of -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Add Author Howell, Troy.
ISBN 9780810997332
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