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Dr. Kevin Ross Emery interviews author Kevin P. Duffus for Author Series
Dr. Kevin Ross Emery interviews Kevin P. Duffus, historical researcher and author of “The Lost Light: A Civil War Mystery,” “Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks” and “The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate.”
Kevin P. Duffus started his career in the television industry with a goal of producing documentary films about maritime history. He soon discovered he had a passion for researching and writing books about the history of the lighthouses, shipwrecks and pirates of the Atlantic Coast. He spent three years researching “The Lost Light,” the story of a lighthouse lens that was removed and hidden for safekeeping during the Civil War.
In this interview, Kevin P. Duffus tells Dr. Kevin the fascinating story of how distant relatives showed up in the Civil War Era mysteries he was researching, and why he feels that genetic memory, or transference of information and experiences through family genes might have helped him find clues to the past that other researchers missed!
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Author bio from http://www.thelostlight.com :
Since 1997, Kevin Duffus has published three books and produced four award-winning documentary films all on Outer Banks history. His books and films have been widely praised for their groundbreaking research, historical accuracy and superior quality. In 2002, after extensive research, Duffus solved the long-standing mystery of the missing 1854 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Fresnel lens, believed lost for 140 years. As a result of his persistence and passion, the senselessly vandalized lens and its elegant, Victorian-era cast iron pedestal are now on display at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum at Hatteras, North Carolina.
Among his other historical accomplishments, Duffus discovered the lost history of the builder of the 1870 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, preserved the amazing personal story of the World War II “baby born in a lifeboat” and oral histories of island residents, Coast Guard crews, Navy sailors, and merchant marines, all who survived “Torpedo Junction.”
In 2008, after completing years of research, Kevin Duffus published The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate, a detailed examination of the famous seafaring rogue’s final six months in North Carolina. The controversial book presents stunning contradictions to traditional historical accounts about Black Beard’s (also known as Blackbeard) origins, his travels and motivations as a pirate, his death, and the identity and fate of his most trusted crew members.
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Dr. Kevin Ross Emery is the author of a number books, creator of CDs and DVDs, and a prolific article writer. Dr. Kevin has a passion for helping people achieve success in all areas of their life. He has made guest appearance on a variety of radio shows. Visit his website http://www.kevinrossemery.com