A while back I mentioned Damming the Osage: The Conflicted History of Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Reservoir. My review of the book came out this morning in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. You can find it here.

A sad but instructive note: the Post-Dispatch was once upon a time the undisputed queen of newspapers in the lower Midwest, and vied with the Chicago Tribune for the unofficial title of most influential newspaper in the central United States. When I moved to Columbia in 2010, I immediately tried to subscribe to the P-D, as I had done whenever living in the Midwest, only to find that outstate delivery subscribers are no longer accepted by the Post. Apparently we are no longer worth the cost.

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