Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis journalist and author Bruce Olson, who will sign and discuss his new books, “That St. Louis Thing: An American Story of Roots, Rhythm and Race, Volumes 1 & 2”!
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “That St. Louis Thing” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
“That St. Louis Thing” is an American story of music, race relations and baseball. Here is over 100 years of the city’s famed musical development—blues, jazz and rock—placed in the context of its civil rights movement and its political and ecomomic power. Here, too, are the city’s people brought alive from its foundation to the racial conflicts in Ferguson in 2014. The panorama of the city presents an often overlooked gem, music that goes far beyond famed artists such as Scott Joplin, Miles Davis and Tina Turner.