Biography of a Nation

A new biography of Missouri’s twenty-fifth governor adds understanding of America’s formative years.


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Book Review: The Last Children of Mill Creek

Vivian Gibson’s memoir depicts a pivotal moment in the history of St. Louis and the country.


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A Day in the Life of A Zookeeper

Hoof cleaning, feeding penguins, and mud baths are all in a day’s work at the Kansas City Zoo.


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Book Review: A Common Person and Other Stories

R. M. Kinder’s new collection of short stories illuminates the significance of everyday life.


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Abandoned Kansas City

A Kansas City photographer’s new book lends new life to abandoned locales.


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Made in MO: Bare Knuckle Roasting

Bare Knuckle Roasting is fighting for excellence.


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Digging for Truth

Archaeological findings shape our understanding of the past.


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September Book Reviews

A new guide featuring species native to the Midwest makes an essential addition to the gardener’s library.


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O America: Discovery in a New Land

William Least Heat-Moon’s new novel explores the American interior in every sense of the word.


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