Back in 2010, I struck a chord with his book Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis’s South Side. “If a transplant wants to understand the South Side, he or she should read Merkel’s book,” wrote Bill McClellan of the Post-Dispatch. A second edition is due out in October, with new chapters about Globe Drug, the day Carondelet almost blew up, and a host of other stories about the people, places, and events that made the South Side the place it is. We’ll celebrate with a party marking the release from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 19. The first hour, I and others in the book will talk about what makes the South Side the South Side. We’ll see you there.
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. View more posts