If Walls Could Talk

  • “…engaging, anecdote-filled…handsomely illustrated and painstakingly researched, it would fit equally well on a coffee table or in a historical library.” 
    Harper Barnes, Editor, St. Louis Magazine

  • “She brightened the pages with numerous short sidebars, including humorous and colorful anecdotes about various families.” 
    Sue Ann Wood, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • “…a social history of Mansion life written largely from the perspective of the governor’s dinner table.” 
    Dr. Kenneth H. Winn, former Missouri State Archivist

  • “…the only comprehensive history of Missouri’s First Families and lives in the Governor’s Mansion…breezy and beautiful, this extensively researched masterpiece is delightful and a perfect gift.” 
    Mary Pat Abele, Director, Missouri Mansion Preservation

  • “This handsome and well written book is the work of Missouri’s newest Senator, and former First Lady, Jean Carnahan. The stories collected here about both the Governor’s Mansion and the first families of Missouri are a treat for all Missourians. This book would be a great gift for anyone who loves Missouri or is interested in Missouri politics or history. I have bought this book for several libraries in memory of the author’s husband, the late Governor Mel Carnahan. The prose and photography included in the book are exceptionally well done.” 
    Jon S. Turner, Amazon book reviewer

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