DACOR: Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South
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 The Daily Beast, and is a contributor to NBC/MSNBC News. His most recent work of non-fiction, Our Man in Charleston, was a New York Times best-seller. At a time when Americans are searching for a deeper understanding of their history as it affects today's burning questions of race and politics, the book offers startling insights into the grim narrative of slavery, the matter of states' rights, and the foundations of racism in the U.S. as viewed by an outsider in the heart of the Southern "slavocracy." 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." This event costs $25 and includes lunch.