7/14/2012 9 p.m. Coffee with a professor

Today I met UMSL History Professor Steven Rowan for the fourth time for coffee at Northwest Coffee in Clayton. Steve’s one of the foremost experts on Germans in St. Louis and has written, translated and edited numerous books on the subject. From the beginning, he’s been generous with his time and a wonderful source. 

Steve recently agreed to read over my book. Today’s session was especially valuable because of the numerous corrections and helpful suggestions he made. The book will be much better because of him.

Steve said he plans to come to my release/signing party from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Feasting Fox Restaurant, 4200 S. Grand Blvd. in the city. If you come, you may want to say hello.  Ask about his latest book, The Baron in the Grand Canyon: Friedrich Wilhelm von Egloffstein in the West. I plan to buy it.


Published by Jim Merkel

Reedy Press published four of my books, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2010; Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, 2012; The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch; and the Second Edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2014. They're available in bookstores and online. For an autographed copy, send a check for $21.50 made out to Jim Merkel, to Jim Merkel, 4216 Osceola St., St. Louis, MO 63116.

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