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Andrew Young and the Making of Modern Atlanta
By author: Andrew Young, Harvey Newman, Andrea Young
Product Code: H921
ISBN: 9780881465877
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Format: Hardback
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ANDREW YOUNG AND THE MAKING OF MODERN ATLANTA tells the story of the decisions that shaped Atlanta’s growth from a small, provincial Deep South city to an international metropolis impacting and influencing global affairs. When Mayor William Hartsfield coined the term “City too Busy to Hate” in the 1950s, who would have imagined that within fifty years Atlanta would have the world’s busiest airport, rank as the eighth largest metropolitan area in the United States or, that this once racially-segregated city would host the Centennial Olympic Games and play host to the world in 1996? Atlanta provides a unique case study for an alternative vision of the relationships among leaders in corporations, government, and communities. The book tracks the development of the Atlanta Way, a strategy for economic development that features cross-racial cooperation—from the foundation in Reconstruction era Atlanta to the Olympic Games.
Back to the Garden: The Goal of the Journey
By author: Jackie K. Cooper
Product Code: P423
ISBN: 9780881462340
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 240
Product Format: Paperback
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Back to the Garden: The Goal of the Journey is the sixth book in the Journey series by beloved Southern author Jackie K. Cooper. The stories in this new book, as well as those in the past books, are based on Cooper’s memories of his life in the South. Each story emphasizes an event in Cooper’s journey through life and builds an overall picture of a man who is trying to live a life that will get him “back to the garden” where he will be eternally happy as well as at peace. The stories vary in their portrayal of this everyman’s ability to deal with the humorous and the dramatic events we all encounter on our journeys.
Benched : The Memoirs of Judge Rufe McCombs
By author: Karen Spears Zacharias
Product Code: H426
ISBN: 9780865545700
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 218
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available.(Backorder policy)
Price:  $35.00
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Murder led five-year old Rufe Dorsey Edwards into her first courtroom. Victims and defendents ahve sat in courtrooms across the nation clasping sweaty palms while fervently petioning justice. Or, at least, a shot at personal vindication. On that Spring day in 1924, in a Dekalb County, Georgia courtroom, five-year old Rufe realized that attorneys like Schley Howard garnered attention.
Breaking the Heartland: The Civil War in Georgia
Edited by: John D. Fowler, David B. Parker
Product Code: H824
ISBN: 9780881462401
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 258
Product Format: Hardback
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Despite the state’s importance to the Confederacy and the war’s ultimate outcome, not enough has been written concerning Georgia’s experience during those turbulent years. The essays in this volume attempt to redress this dearth of scholarship. They present a mosaic of events, places, and people, exploring the impact of the war on Georgia and its residents and demonstrating the importance of the state to the outcome of the Civil War.
Breathing and Walking Around: Meditations on a Life
By author: Kathy A. Bradley, Kathy A. Bradley
Product Code: P442
ISBN: 9780881462708
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 239
Product Format: Paperback
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Breathing and Walking Around is not a memoir. It is a record of four years’ worth of observations of common people, everyday events, and the natural world made by Kathy Bradley from her home in the coastal plains of South Georgia. A lawyer by training, a storyteller by nature, she shares with precision and layer upon layer of sensory image simple tales that emerge, in the end, as parables.

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