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Fresh Water from Old Wells
By author: Cindy Henry McMahon
Product Code: P505
ISBN: 9780881465266
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Cindy Henry McMahon’s family history is a slide show of the turbulent South: a thwarted lynch mob on a Georgia preacher’s front porch; the integration of Mercer University and Macon, Georgia’s Vineville Baptist Church; Birmingham, 1963; Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march to Selma; Koinonia Farm and the germination of Habitat for Humanity; inner-city activism and counter-culture communities in the woods.

Furl That Banner : The Life of Abram J. Ryan, Poet-Priest of the South
By author: David O'Connell
Product Code: H707
ISBN: 9780881460353
Pages: 251
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A biography of poet, priest, and newspaper editor Abram J. Ryan, who popularized the term “Lost Cause.” He was a famous for his book Father Ryan’s Poems (later called Poems, Patriotic, Religious and Miscellaneous). The two most important poems were “The Conquered Banner” (1865) and “The Sword of Robert Lee” (1866). Ryan was the editor of the Banner of the South and later the Morning Star and Catholic Messenger (1872-1875).
God's Capitalist : Asa Candler of Coca-Cola
By author: Kemp
Product Code: H589
ISBN: 9780865547827
Pages: 312
Product Format: Hardback
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Asa Candler of Coca-Cola is an examination of the life of an entrepreneur who saw his personal wealth as a divine trust to be used to the benefit of humanity.
H. L. Mencken
By author: Vincent Fitzpatrick
Product Code: H639
ISBN: 9780865549210
Pages: 183
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This lively introduction to Mencken’s life and work begins with a concise biographical portrait before proceeding to a consideration of the five major periods of his career: his literary apprenticeship; the growth of his national reputation; his fame and unprecedented popularity during the 1920s; the decline of his reputation during the Depression; and his renewed popularity during the 1940s, with the publication of his autobiographical trilogy, the Days books.
Half of What I Say Is Meaningless
By author: Joseph Bathanti
Product Code: H880
ISBN: 9780881464733
Pages: 160
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HALF OF WHAT I SAY IS MEANINGLESS is a series of memoirs, set by turns in Joseph Bathanti’s hometown of Pittsburgh as well as in his ultimate home in North Carolina where he landed in 1976 as a VISTA Volunteer assigned to the North Carolina Department of Correction. Though these essays are not queued chronologically, they form a seamless chronicle of contemplation on the indelible stamp of home, family, ancestry, and spirituality, regardless of locale.

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