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Cancer and Healing: Memoirs of Gratitude and Hope
Edited by: Charles W. Deweese
Product Code: P450
ISBN: 9780881463439
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 191
Product Format: Paperback
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Cancer and Healing: Memoirs of Gratitude and Hope provides first-person glimpses into the cancer experiences of eighteen Baptists. In fact, every person connected with this book, including the publishing director, editor, and writers, has had and/or currently has cancer. Their very lives comprise the primary resources of this work. They share passionately about their own survival experiences and compassionately for those who do not survive and for those for whom the announcement of cancer may picture into their tomorrows. These writers, male and female, white and black, live in ten states. They have suffered various cancers: carcinoma, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, melanoma, and others, which have affected many parts of their bodies and emotions. They have not written to make money. All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Carl Vinson : Patriarch of the Armed Forces
By author: James F. Cook
Product Code: H566
ISBN: 9780865547544
Pages: 390
Product Format: Hardback
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A biography of Georgia congressman Carl Vinson, one of the most important and influential individuals in US naval affairs. He not only mastered the traditions, processes, and rules of the House of Representatives where he served for a half century, but also acquired a vast and detailed knowledge of naval matters (and later the armed services in general).
Chances And Choices : Further Tales Of A Gentle Southern Man
By author: Jackie K. Cooper
Product Code: P318
ISBN: 9780865549739
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 161
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Every life is a journey and every journey is unique. There are incidents in our lives that are common to those in other persons’ lives, but the overall journey is as different and distinct as our fingerprints. It is also true that some parts of our journey take place on roads that are rough and rocky while others take place on roads that are paved and smooth. In Halfway Home Jackie K. Cooper takes a look at his journey when he reached what he considered to be the halfway point of his life. He had turned fifty, his kids were teenagers, he had been married for over twenty years. Every day brought something new, while every day was the same. It was a time for thinking about his yesterdays, and a time for contemplating his tomorrows. In this book there are stories that reflect his thoughts on his family, friends, and events. Some of the moments captured are funny, some are sad, some are important and some are silly; but all are sure to affect your heart and your mind. This collection of stories from a life’s journey will remind you of times in your own life; times you may have forgotten and now will relive. Jackie K. Cooper’s journey continues and every bend of the road, every spot on the horizon creates a new tale to be savored and enjoyed.
Charles “Lefty” Driesell: A Basketball Legend
By author: F. Martin Harmon
Product Code: H893
ISBN: 9780881465068
Product Format: Hardback
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Termed the greatest program builder in the history of college basketball after winning more than a hundred games at four different Division I schools, all of which had fallen on hard times or never enjoyed hoops success, Charles "Lefty" Driesell was a transcendent figure in his sport for more than forty years. Despite never coaching at one of the college game's traditional powers, and despite losing two seasons in the middle of his career due to the tragic actions of another, Driesell still ended his career as the fourth "winningest" college coach at the time he retired in 2003 with 786 victories, coaching at Davidson, Maryland, James Madison, and Georgia State.
Cherokee in Controversy: The Life of Jesse Bushyhead
By author: Dan B. Wimberly
Product Code: H930
ISBN: 9780881466072
Product Format: Hardback
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Jesse Bushyhead was a detachment leader during the forced Indian removal on what has become known as the Trail of Tears. In this capacity, he was responsible for the safe conduct of more than 900 emigrants from Tennessee to Indian Territory in eastern Oklahoma. After the journey, Bushyhead was a principal participant in the formation of the new Cherokee government, providing stability in the turbulent and often internecine struggle between factions. And although without legal training, he served the new government as a chief justice of the Cherokee Supreme Court. Yet during these challenges, Bushyhead, also a Baptist minister, assisted missionary Evan Jones in establishing a vibrant Baptist presence among Cherokees.

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