What They’re Saying About Walking South City

We asked some locals to tell us what they think about portions of “Walking South City. ” Wow. Here’s what three said.

Reading Merkel’s travel log, you get a real sense of not only what this world is like now but how it once was.  I have read many of Merkel’s books and this is the best of the lot.  Walking South City belongs on the bookshelf of all South St. Louisans—whether they are Southsiders by birth or by choice—who want to have a better understanding of not only their city but their culture.
Mark Abbott Professor Harris-Stowe State University

Thank you Jim for letting me read this portion of your book. I am not a historian but found myself flooded with very fond memories of the great businesses that used to be and the wonderful neighborhoods and businesses that still remain. What a fascinating walk through South St. Louis! I felt I was walking with you! It really is good!                                                       

  • Travis Dillon Co-Owner,Ted Drewes

iJm Merkel once again shares his love and fascination with his favorite topic, South St. Louis.  Looking forward to reading about his new discoveries and perspectives in this wonderful and historic area of our city.
– Guy Slay Developer and Community Leader, the Grove

I can’t wait for this summer, when you can buy a copy and write your own Five-Star review!


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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