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Speaker Series: Christopher Dickey

March 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our Men in Charleston: A British Secret Agent and the Slave Who Stole the Rebel Codes in the Civil War South

Thursday, March 2nd ~ 6:00PM

Come enjoy Christopher Dickey as he discusses his most recent book Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South, while also diving deeper and going farther than the book goes with additional stories and lecture topics!

Join as we go beyond the book, which is based on what we know for sure, to look at what we might surmise about Bunch and his circle in Charleston, including Robert Smalls, the slave harbor pilot who stole the CSS Planter and turned it over the blockading fleet.

This free event is and open to the public! We do ask that you RSVP, to do so please call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org.

Christopher Dickey is a war correspondent, historian, and thriller writer, an authority on terrorism, and a memoirist. He is the Paris-based foreign editor of The Daily Beast, and is a contributor to NBC/MSNBC News. Chris also has been a frequent commentator on CNN, the BBC, and NPR. He was formerly a bureau chief for Newsweek in Paris and Cairo, and for The Washington Post in Central America and the Middle East.

Chris’s most recent work of non-fiction is Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South, published in 2015. It was a New York Times best-seller, and was published in paperback in July 2016. Pulitzer prize-winning historian James M. McPherson described it as “an engrossing account of diplomatic derring-do,” and Kirkus, in a starred review, called it, flatly, “a great book.” The many, many editorial reviews and the enthusiastic reports by Amazon readers speak for themselves.


March 2, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm