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Cook & Tell: Recipes and Stories from Southern Kitchens
Edited by: Johnathon Scott Barrett   Foreword by: Mary Kay Andrews
Product Code: H938
ISBN: 9780881466225
Product Format: Hardback
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Johnathon Scott Barrett takes you on yet another delicious sojourn in his latest work, COOK & TELL: RECIPES AND STORIES FROM SOUTHERN KITCHENS, a moveable feast across Dixie showcasing the incredible food created in the homes of the South and the resulting tales that accompany those heartwarming dishes. Stops along the way include such food-rich cities as Savannah and Nashville, as well as the small hamlets of Millingport, North Carolina, and Nanafalia, Alabama, where farm-to-table food still has a prominent spot on the dining table. And in this warm and engaging anthology, Barrett includes not only his own entertaining stories and meaningful recipes but also those of friends met along the way. Some accounts come from family and hometown cooks, while others are from award-winning chefs and authors.
Crackers: A Southern Memoir
By author: Bill Merritt
Product Code: P529
ISBN: 9780881465723
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Bill Merritt grew up in Atlanta, Georgia during the turbulent years between the end of World War II and the Vietnam War. A joyously unreconstructed Southerner, he looks on with amazement as Atlanta changes from a sleepy Southern town into the City Too Busy to Hate. This was the time of Martin Luther King and Ivan Allen, but also the time of Lester Maddox, the Temple Bombing, great moral certainties, Elvis, Klan rallies, the Cuban Missile Crisis, a corrupt political system keeping some of America’s finest statesmen in office (some since the Teddy Roosevelt administration), and a man named Armstrong walking on the moon. Merritt’s family is eccentric and colorful, occasionally courageous, often self-centered. This is the story of the way the Civil Rights Revolution looked to Southerners: to decent people trying to honor their heritage while realizing the time had come to let go of parts of that heritage, and how difficult that letting go was made by the outsiders who most wanted change. This is the story the way Southerners remember it—and tell each other.
Cracking the Solid South: The Life of John Fletcher Hanson, Father of Georgia Tech
By author: Lee C. Dunn
Product Code: H912
ISBN: 9780881465624
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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John Fletcher Hanson was a rare combination of industrialist, journalist, and orator who spent most of his life in Macon, Georgia, rising from the ashes of the Civil War to become the leading voice of the New South. Many have assigned that role to Henry Grady, but while Grady was talking about a New South, Hanson was building one, by creating jobs, promoting Southern industrialization, and advancing educational opportunities. Georgia’s post–Civil War history cannot be fully understood without examining the life of J. F. Hanson, its most important New South advocate and industrialist. In bringing this remarkable man and his accomplishments to light for the first time, CRACKING THE SOLID SOUTH paints an absorbing picture of the economic, political, and social struggles that confronted Georgia after the Civil War and of the many ways one man shaped the course of the state’s history.
Elie Wiesel : A Religious Biography
By author: Frederick L. Downing
Product Code: H752
ISBN: 9780881460995
Pages: 282
Product Format: Hardback
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Elie Wiesel: A Religious Biography argues that Wiesel's religious faith is the driving force behind Wiesel's status as a moral authority-that he is essentially a generative religious personality, a poet-prophet-who deepened his own particular Jewish vision to eventually become a “link” with humanity. As a religious genius and spiritual innovator of the post-modern era, Wiesel is a conflicted individual who joins his own personal and existential struggle for meaning and identity with the quest of the oppressed after the Holocaust.
Eternity as a Sunrise: The Life of Hugo H. Culpepper
By author: R. Alan Culpepper
Product Code: H621
ISBN: 9780865548190
Pages: 368
Product Format: Hardback
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The life of Hugo H. Culpepper—Southern Baptist Missionary, prisoner in a Japanese concentration camp during World War II, director of missions at the Baptist Home Mission Board, and professor of missions—this biography also chronicles the development of his thought and his understanding of Christian missions.

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