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Primm to Discuss St. Louis History at February Book Club

James Neal Primm will discuss his new book, " Lion of the Valley: St. Louis, 1764-1980," during the Fontbonne University/KMOX Book Club, February 29 at noon at Kemoll's/Top of the Met in Downtown St. Louis.

According to the publisher, Lion "establishes a general historical narrative of St. Louis from Pierre Laclede's first step from the bow of a bateau to the prototypes of MetroLink. As in most comprehensive accounts, Lion of the Valley focuses on the central institutions and personalities that have shaped the city, as well as the events and circumstances that brought fame, or fear, to the citizens of St. Louis. The Great Fire of 1849; the 1904 World's Fair; the machinations of the "Big Cinch"; the construction of the Gateway Arch; these and many other episodes from the city's colorful past come to life in the pages of Primm's book."

Only 30 tickets (15 pairs) for this event are available. To get tickets, you must visit the KMOX Promotions Page or mail your request to Charlie Brennan, KMOX Radio, One Memorial Drive, St. Louis, MO 63102. Only two tickets per winner. Fifteen lucky winners will be drawn during THE CHARLIE BRENNAN SHOW on Friday, February 22nd. Decision by judges final.

  • WHO: James Neal Primm, St. Louis Historian
  • WHAT: Lion of the Valley: St. Louis, 1764-1980
  • WHEN: Friday, February 29, 2008
  • TIME: Noon
  • WHERE: Kemoll's/Top of the Met in Downtown St. Louis, One Metropolitan Square, St Louis, MO 63102