Now Available: “The Incredible Groves of Webster” | Webster Kirkwood Times

Reedy Press recently announced the release of their latest local interest book, “Amazing Webster Groves,” by Don Corrigan.

Corrigan, inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame in 2020, profiles the city he covered for four decades as editor of the Webster-Kirkwood Times. A writer and professor of journalism at Webster University, he has interviewed television and theater stars such as Phyllis Diller, Charlotte Peters and Martha Mason, the “Goodbye Girl”.

America’s heartbeat is in a St. Louis suburb that’s been on the cover of Time Magazine, the subject of a CBS-TV documentary, and a magnet for pollsters at the time of the presidential elections. . In “Amazing Webster Groves”, discover Old Orchard, where prime real estate was sold in the log cabin of President Ulysses S. Grant, and Webster Park, where a governor, senator and many of the business geniuses of Saint-Louis lived.

Read the true story of the Webster TV housewife who named her husband ‘Fang’, the man whose gubernatorial election was delayed when Democrats cried foul, zoologist who pleaded for “charismatic megafauna,” an atomic-age activist who collected 300,000 baby teeth for strontium-90 detection and a Pulitzer-winning author at age 24. Discover the city’s remarkable college and a famous seminary where theologians who advised presidents taught under its Oxford tower. “Amazing Webster Groves” is available wherever books are sold.

Corrigan has reported for his news group on Russia, Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Vietnam. He won a Gannett Foundation Award and the Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Award for his environmental writing. He is the author of eight books.

book signings

• Book launch: Saturday, May 14, 1 to 3 p.m., Webster Groves Bookstore, 27 N. Gore Ave.

• Coffee meetings and book signing: May 16-20, weekdays to be determined, from 8 am to 10 am, at the outdoor terrace of the Webster Garden Café, 117 E. Lockwood Ave.

• Speech and Book Signing: Thursday, May 19, 6:30-8 p.m., at The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd.

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