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Author Shares Stories of Famous St. Louisans
The event is free but reservations are required. Call 314-444-1827, leave your name and phone number and reference the June book club to reserve a spot today.
From Dred Scott and William Sherman to Betty Grable and T.S. Eliot, Amsler provides short biographies of famous folks and their final resting places, according to Virginia Publishing. The book includes descriptions of area cemeteries and a chart showing "six degrees of historical separation" linking William Clark and Auguste Chouteau to many other well-known locals. Amsler's book also discusses duels on "Bloody Island," the plane crash that killed a St. Louis mayor and the elaborate funerals of the Busch brewery family.
For more information, go to www.fontbonne.edu/bookclub.