Ashley Oliphant

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Biography

Dr. Ashley Oliphant is a recently retired full professor of English with 20 years of college teaching experience. She is the author of four books, including Hemingway and Bimini: The Birth of Sport Fishing at “The End of the World”, Shark Tooth Hunting on the Carolina Coast, and a novel called In Search of Jimmy Buffett: A Key West Revival. Her latest project is Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America’s Longest Running Mysteries.

 

 

 


Schedule

Streaming November 13
Book Talk
Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America’s Longest Running Mysteries
with Ashley Oliphant and Beth Yarbrough


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Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America’s Longest Running Mysteries

Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America's Longest-Running Mysteries takes a fresh look at the various myths and legends surrounding one of the last great pirates.

Beginning in 1805, the book traces Laffite through his rise to power as a privateer and smuggler in the Gulf, his involvement in the Battle of New Orleans, his flight to Texas, and his eventual disappearance in the waters of the Caribbean. With stunning revelations, this book picks up the trail from there...a trail that no one knew existed until now.

This carefully researched work is a bona fide wild ride that will silence long-held speculation about Laffite's ultimate fate.

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