Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses South Carolina pirates, Poe, and more with author Christopher Downey. Also known as “Captain Byrd”, Chris received his degree in History from Virginia Tech in 1995, and shortly after graduating began a career in the maritime industry. His most recent book is titled Edgar Allan Poe’s Charleston and he has authored two previous books on the history of piracy in South Carolina: Charleston and the Golden Age of Piracy and Stede Bonnet: Charleston’s Gentleman Pirate. A native of Virginia, he now lives in Charleston with his wife, Tina, and son, Sailor.
- Chris Downey’s website
- History Press
- Stede Bonnet - South Carolina Encyclopedia
- History of Piracy in Charleston from SCETV
- October 29, 2020 – Powder Magazine Zoom at Noon author talk