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11.07.2018 | Jim Merkel signs and discusses “The Making of an Icon” | Free

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry


Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis author Jim Merkel, who will sign and discuss the new second edition of his book, “The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, the Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch”!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “The Making of an Icon” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

With “The Making of an Icon,” Jim Merkel captured the spirit behind the conception and construction of one of America’s most distinctive and beloved national monuments. More than two million visitors stand in awe at The Gateway Arch each year, and the stories behind it were unearthed in breathless detail in the first edition. Back with even more lore, Merkel brings new updates on the Arch grounds and museum to the updated and revised second edition. Now expanded, his book includes more stories, compiled from hundreds of interviews with the visionaries, finaglers, protesters, and intrepid workers who built the arch.

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