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New book about Civil War focuses on St. Louis

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A screen capture of the cover of Adam Arenson's new book, "The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War" (The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War Facebook page)

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

And just in time comes historian Adam Arenson’s new book “The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War.”

While Arenson is a professor at the University of Texas El Paso, he spent a year in St. Louis doing research for his book.

St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman asked him why he chose to focus on St. Louis.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-947858.mp3

Maria is the newscast, business and education editor for St. Louis Public Radio.

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