There’s just four days to go until the launch party for my book, The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch, 2nd Edition. I’m getting ready, as you can see above. No, it’s not a really big print edition of my book about the Arch. It’s the sign you’ll see at my table at the party. You’ll go there to buy a book. I’ll sign it for you, and then the fun will begin.
To review, it’s from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. that day at Steven Fitzpatrick Smith’s fantastic Royale, at 3132 S. Kingshighway Blvd., just south of Arsenal Street. Then you’ll have conversation with fellow lovers of the city’s greatest treasure, a chance to try your knowledge of the Arch in a killer trivia contest and some of the greatest food and drink on the South Side.
With everything going on at that great St. Louis icon, the great Gateway Arch, you know you want to read a great book about it, don’t you? The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built The Gateway Arch, 2nd Edition is it! It’s even better than the first edition, which made the Post-Dispatch list of the 50 best books of 2014. Besides all the great history and stuff from the first edition, you’ll read about the $380 million redo of the Arch grounds and museum, what’s up with those stains on the Arch, the new name for the park and so much more. You’ll peruse more than 60 new pictures.
Get ready now. There are only four days to go. Then look for me at the big sign.