Books by Christopher Dickey

Released: July 21, 2015

"A great book explaining the workings of what Dickey calls an erratic, cobbled-together coalition of ferociously independent states. It should be in the library of any student of diplomacy, as well as Civil War buffs."
In this biography of Robert Bunch, the British consul in Charleston, South Carolina, at the beginning of the Civil War, Daily Beast foreign editor Dickey (Securing the City: Inside America's Best Counterterror Force—The NYPD, 2010, etc.) illustrates how an outside observer can understand more about a situation than the parties involved.Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Well-reported examination of cutting-edge police work."
A journalist with remarkable access explains how the New York City Police Department has set the standard for preventing terrorist attacks. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPER by Christopher Dickey
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An uneasy mixture of New World Order ruminations and old-fashioned derring-do that shows just how hard le Carré must work to get the mixture of moral revulsion and conscientious tradecraft just right."
Dickey makes an ambitious bid to retool the American spy novel for a post-9/11 landscape. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"An amazing portrait of a man who was a destructive force with a larger-than-life ego and who was also a man of intense passion, high intellect, and a delicate, artistic sensitivity. (First serial to the New Yorker)"
This moving memoir by the famous poet's son pulls no punches: James Dickey was a hard-drinking, prevaricating braggart whose bad behavior destroyed his family. Read full book review >
INNOCENT BLOOD by Christopher Dickey
Released: June 1, 1997

"As a result, the sporadically suspenseful narrative lacks the menace it obviously was intended to have in recounting the metamorphosis of a likely all-American lad into an alienated avenger."
A first novel from Newsweek correspondent Dickey (Expats, 1990, etc.) that honorably attempts—and ultimately fails—to detail the making of a latter-day terrorist. Read full book review >