Strange, serious, silly, and stupefying stories about St. Louis you won't be able to forget
Do you know about the Englishman who won St. Louis's 1904 Olympic marathon while drinking French brandy, bits of strychnine, and warm water from a car radiator? Or that Walt Whitman's brother was a St. Louis Water Commissioner? Or that this city hosts the first art museum ever built west of the Mississippi River? Do you know about the Missouri Leviathan?
Mike will tell you all about it. Mike Kleckner has turned the most interesting, eyebrow-raising, and unbelievable factoids from decades of article clippings into this quick-reference, easy-reading, and very entertaining book of historical St. Louis tales and trivia.