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Christopher Dickey

Biography

Christopher Dickey

Award-winning author Christopher Dickey, the foreign editor of The Daily Beast, is based in France. Previously he was the Paris bureau chief and Middle East editor for Newsweek. He served as Cairo bureau chief for the Washington Post and, before that, as the paper’s Central America bureau chief. His books include the acclaimed memoir SUMMER OF DELIVERANCE as well as SECURING THE CITY, EXPATS, WITH THE CONTRAS, and two novels about espionage and terrorism.

Christopher Dickey

Books by Christopher Dickey

by Christopher Dickey - History, Nonfiction

When Robert Bunch arrived in Charleston to take up the post of British consul in 1853, he was young and full of ambition, but even he couldn’t have imagined the incredible role he would play in the history-making events to unfold. In an age when diplomats often were spies, Bunch’s job included sending intelligence back to the British government in London. Yet as the United States threatened to erupt into Civil War, Bunch found himself plunged into a double life, settling into an amiable routine with his slavery-loving neighbors on the one hand, while working furiously to thwart their plans to achieve a new Confederacy.