Return of an Oldie But Goodie

Hoosiers 2nd Edition Cover_8 22 14 -aJust six months after my book on the Gateway Arch came out, I’ll have a new book. Make that a new old book.

The book will be the 2nd Edition of my first book, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis’s South Side. This story of the people, places, events, and oddities that have made the South Side such a special place has been a big seller ever since it came out four years ago. When it sold out earlier this year, the gang at Reedy Press could have just ordered a new press run. Instead, they asked me to update it with new stories and photos.

Most of the old favorites will be back. But there also will be tales of the first shoppers at Hampton Village, a TV host known for being thrown out of almost every place he went, all the stuff you’ll find in Globe Drug, the vacuum cleaner king of the South Side, and the day Carondelet almost exploded.

Watch for it in October. The South Side never looked so good as it will look in the 2nd Edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis’s South Side.

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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