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Benson, Sally

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ISBN 10: 006009267X / ISBN 13: 9780060092672
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Benson, Sally. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. NY: Random House, c1942. Second Printing. 290pp. 8vo. Red/Blue boards with a gold band, gold titles on spine, upper edge of textblock dyed red. Discoloration on upper corner tips of first few pages, near fine hardcover with only minimal signs of wear; Very Good- d/j. Dust Jacket is price-clipped; 2 chips from upper edge of front panel, small chip upper edge of spine panel, rubbing along the edges of d/j. Scarce dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 5009

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Publication Date: 1942

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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You are holding a ticket to one of the largest and most magnificent celebrations of all time -- the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair!

For seven months nearly twenty million visitors from around the globe flooded the fairgrounds of Forest Park. Many explored the twelve mammoth palaces (made of plaster and horsehair!), which showcased amazing exhibits. Others enjoyed watching the first Olympic Games in the United States, keeping cool all summer with a new treat that became an instant hit -- the ice-cream cone. And everyone loved viewing all 1275 acres of fairgrounds from atop the 265-foot Ferris wheel.

Robert Jackson describes the planning, building, events, and memory of a fair that enthralled millions with its magic. In fascinating detail, he captures the energy and imagination of turn-of-the-century America, when fairgoers begged friends and family to meet them in St. Louis.

About the Author:

A native of St. Louis, Robert Jackson is the great-grandson of a carpenter who helped build the palaces in Forest Park for the 1904 World's Fair. He has trained for two marathons on the park's restored grounds.

Although he has since lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City, he remains a loyal St. Louisan, especially during baseball season when the Cardinals are playing. Robert Jackson studied American literature and culture at New York University, where he received his Ph.D. This is his first book.

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