Beth Yarbrough



Beth Yarbrough is a seasoned and successful veteran of the gift and home decor industry, having designed products and licensed her original artwork to the trade for more than 30 years. In 2013, she launched two online brands, Southern Voice and Alcott Farm. Her latest venture is a book about Jean Laffite. Together with her co-author, Ashley Oliphant, the mother-daughter team sets out to investigate a local legend, only to stumble upon the answer to a 200-year-old mystery.

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Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America’s Longest Running Mysteries
with Ashley Oliphant and Beth Yarbrough


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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