My Book Made the List!

icon_150How about that? Today’s Post-Dispatch contains its annual reviewers’ choice of the 50 best books of 2014. My book, The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, the Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch made the list!

“The icon is St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, and this book looks at its history in brief, briskly written and photo-packed chapters. The tone is as bright as the Arch’s exterior,” the paper said. That’s an early Christmas gift!

Here’s the article: http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/our-picks-for-the-best-books-of/article_d0816ffc-2a27-5aaf-ae42-39b92b39f2d5.html

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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