The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston

May 30, 2016

Brian Hicks

  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 (Evening Post Publishing Company, 2015), is the inside story of his life and how he built -- and forever transformed -- one of the nation's oldest cities.

Brian Hicks is a metro columnist for The Post and Courier and the author or coauthor of seven previous books. A native of Cleveland, Tennessee, Hicks lives in Charleston.

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