Title: Centuries of St. Louis
Author: William Barnaby Faherty
Size: 6 x 9
Description: Eminent and prolific historian Father William Barnaby Faherty, S.J., offers a unique take on the history of St. Louis with Centuries of St. Louis. This new history-his third on the city-is told through the perspective of its citizens, some prominent, all respected. From Marguerite Blondeau Guion LeCompte-the first woman to give birth in St. Louis-to the venerable sportswriters Bob Burnes and Bob Broeg, Faherty provides insight into the events and people that define St. Louis by documenting their lives in context. Many facets of society are covered in this book, including education, politics, religion, sports, activism, philanthropy, and business.