Renee, you have probably read Torpedo Junction by Homer Hickman then along with Kevin Duffus' book. It is very surprising how involved the coast of Dare County was. Folks here certainly saw more action on the home-front then many people realize. Mr. Hickman comes to the beach from time to time and does book signings. He signed my DVD copy of Rocket Boys. :smiley16: Love that movie!
Have you seen this video by Duffus? I haven't but I bet it is good.
Kevin's newest book and booksigning at Manteo Booksellers:
Saturday, May 24th · 1:00-3:00 p.m.
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[URL="http://manteobooksellers.com/cgi-local/shopmanteo.pl/page=manteo-shop.html/SID=1211310092.52662391/buy=1/item=283"][B][I][COLOR=#800080]The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate: Within Every Legend Lies a Grain of Truth[/COLOR][/I][/B][/URL]
Looking Glass Productions, Inc.
Hardback ·Over 75
photographs & a dozen meticuously researched and crafted maps
Signing Author of 2 previous books, [I]Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks and The Lost Light: The Mystery of the Missing Cape Hatteras Fresnel Lens[/I], as well four award-winning documentary films concerning Outer Banks history, Kevin Duffus is a busy researcher and investigative journalist of historical events. Kevin promises that [I]The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate[/I] will substantially change the story of Black Beard and the history surrounding him. In [I]The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate[/I], Kevin exposes the truth behind many of the enduring Black Beard myths: his Bristol, England birthplace, his 14 wives, the burning of fuses in his hair to frighten his victims, and the countless tall tales of buried treasure, secret tunnels, and the shocking origins of the legend of his silver-plated skull being used as a drinking cup by a secret society. [I]The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate[/I] is a carefully researched and controversial book. Kevin has spent over 35 years following the Black Beard legend while researching facts, legends and history that took him throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and even across the Atlantic to archives in Great Britain. Don't miss meeting Kevin and getting copies of this groundbreaking, new pirate history.
I love reading about the WWII history of the involvement of the island. I have read several books, both fiction and non-fiction which were set during that time.