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Final Resting Place: The Lives & Deaths of Famous St. Louisans (2ND ed.) (Paperback)
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How did some of St. Louis' most prominent people die, and where are they buried? From Dred Scott and William Sherman to Betty Grable and T.S. Eliot, author Kevin Amsler provides short biographies of famous St. Louisans and their final resting places. This new edition 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. Also, read about duels on "Bloody Island," the plane crash that killed a St. Louis mayor and the elaborate funerals of the Busch brewery family.
About the Author
Besides seeing dead people, Kevin Amsler has been writing a column entitled "This Month in St. Louis History" for the West End Word since 1997. He has also written a novel and several screenplays, two of which have won honorable mentions in national screenwriting contests. He has just completed a book of humor about his most recent European adventure. Kevin has an associate's degree in architecture from Meramec Community College and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.