City of Ruin, written by historian, author and columnist Brian Hicks, began as a 20-part serial in The Post and Courier
from December 2010 to April 2011. Hicks expanded the series, incorporating additional stories and perspectives of people on both sides
as the Holy City became ground zero for war.
The book details the military actions around the city and how the conflict affected life in Charleston for residents and shopkeepers,
as well as the city's sizeable population of slaves and freedmen.
Publication Date: 2012; 237 pp