Time for an Update

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One good edition deserves another. In this case, that’s the Second Edition of my 2010 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 just a few days, 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 at the Royale, 3132 South Kingshighway. 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.

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