Author Events

Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO | Thursday, May 23, 2024 @ 6:00pm

Left Bank Books presents John K. Brown to discuss his new book Spanning the Gilded Age: James Eads and the Great Steel Bridge. Join us as we celebrate the fascinating history of the St. Louis Bridge, the first steel structure in the world.

New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, VA | Saturday, June 1, 2024 @ 4:00pm

Join us for a book talk with John K. Brown, who will speak about his new book, Spanning the Gilded Age: James Eads and the Great Steel Bridge. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

Blue Hill Books, Blue Hill, ME | Wednesday, July 24, 2024 @ 7:00pm

In Spanning the Gilded Age, John K. Brown tells the daring, improbable story of the construction of the St. Louis Bridge, known popularly as the Eads Bridge. This history details the origins, design, construction, and enduring impact of a unique feat of engineering, and it illustrates how Americans built their urban infrastructure during the nineteenth century.