As a former history major and current Charleston dweller, I was excited to finally get my hands on this book. The book centers around Robert Bunch who was the British consul in Charleston before and during the Civil War. I had never heard of Bunch and even looked him up in the back of a celebrated Civil War book and found no mention. Bunch, however, deserves mention and his story is an interesting one.
I thought the book was well laid out and didn't jump around or cause confusion. The amount of research that went into this book is quite amazing. I loved reading about areas I have traveled through and seeing names of people who are now immortalized by street names (Alfred Huger, for example).
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in history or Charleston as it is a fascinating read.
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.