Amazing St. Louis
250 Years of Great Tales and Curiosities : Featuring Stories About Mark Twain, the Exorcist, Darth Vader, the CIA, and Jack the RipperBook - 2013
Did you know the first mobile phone was used in St. Louis? Or that a St. Louis businessman changed the course of war in the Pacific during World War II? Or that a St. Louisan ended the Cold War? After talking about St. Louis and its people every weekday for the past 25 years, Charlie Brennan has gathered the greatest and most incredible St. Louis stories in celebration of the city's 250th birthday. Brennan divulges how St. Louisans gave the world rock and roll, the cocktail party, the city of Chicago, the musical Cats, and more! That's Amazing St. Louis even explains how St. Louis is home to the first city in America. Brennan also shares some of the world's strangest oddities and curiosities that just happened to take place in the Gateway to the West. Packed with hundreds of almost unknown facts about the people and events of St. Louis, this book is ideal for lovers of this great American city and its rich history.
Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Reedy Press, c2013.
Branch Call Number: 977.866 Brennan 12/2013
Characteristics: xviii, 262 p. :,ill., ports. ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: Amazing Saint Louis