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Christopher Dickey
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As "Our Man in Charleston" Appears in Paperback (and Trump runs for President): My Unorthodox Essays on Slavery and The Civil War
My nonfiction history, Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South, is now available in paperback . The essays below, in reverse chronological order, grew out of years of research for the book and tie its themes to current events: t...
My nonfiction history, Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South, is now available in paperback. The essays below, in reverse chronological order, grew out of years of research for the book and tie ...
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Robert Smalls: The Slave Who Stole the Rebel Codes — and a Confederate Warship
From my article in The Daily Beast : We don’t know precisely why the three white officers on board a Confederate transport and gunboat called the CSS Planter decided to go ashore in Charleston, South Carolina, the night of May 12, 1862. Maybe they went to s...
From my article in The Daily Beast: We don’t know precisely why the three white officers on board a Confederate transport and gunboat called the CSS Planter decided to go ashore in Charleston, South Carolina, the night of May...
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The Paperback Is Coming: July 26
Here's the link for those who'd like to pre-order. 
Here's the link for those who'd like to pre-order.
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Why wet cement on the Rómulo Gallegos grave in Venezuela is important
See my article in The Daily Beast: The Bone Thieves of Caracas
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At this Moment of Trumpian Madness, My Unorthodox Essays on Slavery, Guns, Secessionism, and Civil War
My nonfiction history,  Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South,  is now available in paperback . The essays below, in reverse chronological order, grew out of years of research for the book and tie its themes to current events:...
My nonfiction history, Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South, is now available in paperback. The essays below, in reverse chronological order, grew out of years of research for the book and tie ...
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As "Our Man in Charleston" Appears in Paperback (and Trump runs for President): My Unorthodox Essays on Slavery and The Civil War
GREAT ESCAPES 07.23.16 6:13 AM ET The Slave Who Stole the Confederate Codes—and a Rebel Warship When three Confederate officers decided to go ashore for a night in Charleston, they left their gunboat—and their naval codes—in the hands of an enslaved pilot. ...
GREAT ESCAPES 07.23.16 6:13 AM ET The Slave Who Stole the Confederate Codes—and a Rebel Warship When three Confederate officers decided to go ashore for a night in Charleston, they left their gunboat—and their naval code...
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July 4 Ten Years Ago Today, My Essay on Patriotism, Nationalism, and U.S. Incomprehensionism
Photo by Peter Turnley:  https://www.instagram.com/p/BHcy9nFhpc_/?taken-by=peterturnley DICKEY: U.S. NATIONALISM RUN AMOK (An excerpt) I spent the early morning yesterday in my Paris apartment re-reading George Orwell's long essay, "Notes on Nationalism." I...
Photo by Peter Turnley: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHcy9nFhpc_/?taken-by=peterturnley DICKEY: U.S. NATIONALISM RUN AMOK (An excerpt) I spent the early morning yesterday in my Paris apartment re-reading George Orwell's lon...
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This piece written for The Daily Beast and published in its entirely on May 5, 2016, grew out of a talk I gave while accompanying a New York Times Journeys tour of the Shiloh, Corinth and Brice's Crossroads battlefields earli...
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Report, write, photograph, film, talk, think, rethink
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  • The Daily Beast
    Foreign Editor, 2014 - present
    Assign and edit articles by correspondents and other contributors; write original essays and investigative reports
  • The Daily Beast
    Paris Bureau Chief / Mideast Editor, 2010 - 2014
  • Newsweek & The Daily Beast
    Paris Bureau Chief / Mideast Editor, 2010 - 2013
  • Newsweek
    Paris Bureau Chief / Mideast Editor, 1995 - 2010
  • Newsweek
    Cairo Bureau Chief / Mideast Editor, 1992 - 1995
  • Newsweek
    Paris Bureau Chief, 1988 - 1992
  • Newsweek
    Cairo Bureau Chief, 1986 - 1988
  • The Washington Post
    Cairo Bureau Cheif, 1985 - 1986
  • The Council on Foreign Relations
    Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, 1983 - 1984
  • The Washington Post
    Mexico Bureau Chief, 1980 - 1983
  • The Washington Post
    Metro Reporter, 1978 - 1980
  • The Washington Post
    Washington Post Magazine Managing Editor, 1977 - 1978
  • The Washington Post
    Assistant Editor, Book World, 1974 - 1977
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Paris, France - Cairo, Egypt - New York, New York - Mexico City, Mexico - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Washington, D.C. - Middleburg, Virginia - South Hamilton, Massachusetts - Charlottesville, Virgina - Leesburg, Virginia - Northridge, California - Milwaukie, Oregon - Portland, Oregon - Positano, Italy - Atlanta, Georgia -
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Award-winning author Christopher Dickey is Foreign Editor of The Daily Beast. His newest book, Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South, will be published in July 2015. Chris's other nonfiction books include Securing the City, a New York Times Book Review notable book in 2009; Summer of Deliverance, his memoir about his father, poet and novelist James Dickey; Expats, about Westerners in the modern Muslim world; and With the Contras, a first-hand account of combat in Central American wars. He is also the author of two acclaimed thrillers: Innocent Blood and The Sleeper.  Chris worked for The Washington Post in Central America and the Middle East before serving with Newsweek in Cairo and Paris. His columns about dictators, dissidents and terrorists appear on The Daily Beast. Links are posted on The Shadowland Journal
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A full time foreign correspondent, a passionate amateur photographer.
Education
  • University of Virginia
    1968 - 1972
  • Boston University
    1972 - 1974
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