Join us Thursday, December 10 at noon for Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series luncheon at Halls Chophouse, with award-winning Post and Courier columnist Brian Hicks discussing his latest book, The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston," the authorized biography and inside story of the Mayor and how he built and forever transformed one of the nation's oldest cities.
Tickets are only $30 for the author talk and delicious three-course luncheon at Halls Chophouse, or $60 that includes the luncheon plus a signed copy of the hard cover edition of The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In his 40 years as Mayor of Charleston, Joe Riley has led the historic port city through its greatest period of growth, economic development and unity. His authorized biography, The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston, is the inside story of his life and how he built and forever transformed one of the nation's oldest cities.
When Joe Riley, Jr. became the Mayor Charleston, King Street had a Waffle Hut and boarded up buildings. How did he envision that Charleston would flourish with Charleston Place as the anchor to an urban re-development program second to none in the world?
How did he build up the waterfront and the Aquarium? What made Riley embrace the Spoleto Festival?
Post and Courier columnist Brian Hicks takes you inside the life of Riley and the rise of Charleston.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brian Hicks is The Post and Courier's metro columnist and the author or co-author of six books. A native of Tennessee, he has covered Southern politics for more than 20 years, including turns as a statehouse correspondent in three states.
His journalism has won more than two-dozen awards, including the S.C. Press Association's Journalist of the Year in 1998. His column began appearing on the newspaper's website in 2007 and the print edition in 2008.
Hicks' column has won a Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as Best Column and Best Humor Column honors from the S.C. Press Association.
His previous books include "Toward the Setting Sun," "Ghost Ship," "Raising the Hunley" and "City of Ruin: Charleston at War 1860-1865."
Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston. Parking is available at the Visitors Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets, the Camden Exchange Garage between John and Hutson Streets, or at meters on the street.
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