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Richard Brevard Russell Jr.: A Life of Consequence
By author: Sally Russell
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H834
ISBN: 9780881462593
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
In 1897, the year Richard Brevard Russell, Jr. was born, the world was poised for a dramatic swing into a century that would see more changes than almost all other centuries of human history combined. This book acquaints the reader with a fascinating and complex man of contrasts. An ardent segregationist, a Georgia farm boy, and intense family man, Russell's personal story makes good reading.

Rise and Shine!: A Southern Son’s Treasury of Food, Family, and Friends
By author: Johnathon Scott Barrett   Foreword by: Janis Owens
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H907
ISBN: 9780881465426
Availability: In stock
Price: $27.00
RISE AND SHINE! is an engaging, funny, and poignant memoir about a Southern son and his life’s relationship with food. Johnathon Barrett takes you on a decades-long journey of culinary exploration. Successfully melding those early days of learning the basics of Southern fare and later stretching his culinary skills, Barrett demonstrates in this narrative his formula for a successful casual dinner or a formal black tie affair. With several menus and 100 recipes ranging from down-home picnic offerings such as ‘Joyce’s Don’t Mess with Success Pimento Cheese’ to a magnificent platter of ‘Grouper Meunière,’ the author provides a wonderful array of delights for contemporary cooks. This culinary love letter to Barrett’s parents and other loved ones who raised him will make you laugh, maybe shed a tear, and fill your hearts with a renewed appreciation for the magic that can happen in a family’s kitchen.

Roll the Stone Away: A Family’s Legacy of Racism and Abuse
By author: Ann Hite
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P598
ISBN: 9780881467321
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
ROLL THE STONE AWAY is the true story that influenced the award-winning Black Mountain novel series. Ann Hite, in her storytelling mode, envisions a sack of stones poised to hang around her neck the moment she is born and added to throughout her childhood by her grandmother and mother. Each stone represents a family story that forms who Hite becomes as an adult. Generations of abuse, racism, adultery, and lies populate this sordid history. In the midst of the telling are strong, flawed women who are far from good role-models for a young Hite but show that survival and success in the worst scenarios are not always lost.

Rounding the Bases: Baseball And Religion in America
By author: Joseph L. Price
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P366
ISBN: 9780881460407
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00

After identifying early conflicts between churches and baseball in the late-nineteenth century, Price examines the appropriation of baseball by the House of David, an early twentieth-century millennial Protestant community in southern Michigan. Turning then from historical intersections between base-ball and religion, two chapters focus on the ways that baseball reflects religious myths. First, the omphalos myth about the origin and ordering of the world is reflected in the rituals and rules of the game. Then the myth of curses is explored in the culture of superstition that underlies the game. At the heart of the book is a sustained argument about how baseball func-tions as an American civil religion, affirming and sanctifying American identity, especially during periods of national crises such as wars and terrorist attacks. Building on this analysis of baseball as an American civil religion, two chapters draw upon novels by W. P. Kinsella and David James Duncan to explore the sacramental potential of baseball and to align baseball with apocalyptic possibilities. The final chapter serves as a full confession, interpreting baseball affiliation stories as conversion narratives. In various ways Rounding the Bases charts new territory in the literature about baseball and religion. Unlike previous works (such as The Faith of Fifty Million) that merely assert that baseball, as the national pastime, is an American civil religion, or others (such as And God Said, “Play Ball”) that draw parallels between the Bible and baseball, this book develops a sustained sociological argument for the conclusion that baseball is “a distinct denomination of American civil religion.”


Sacred Places : A Guide to the Civil Rights Sites in Atlanta, Georgia
By author: Harry G. Lefever, Michael C. Page   Foreword by: John Lewis
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P379
ISBN: 9780881461213
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
SACRED PLACES is organized around four tours of the important civil rights sites in Atlanta. The book also contains historic and current photographs of the sites as well as directions to the sites. Furthermore, the book provides a brief history of the civil rights movement in Atlanta in the 1950s and 1960s including a chronology of the important civil rights events in Atlanta.

Sass Menagerie, The
By author: Robert L. Steed
Product Code: H125
ISBN: 9780929264066
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00

Senator Richard B. Russell and My Career as a Trial Lawyer: An Autobiography
By author: Charles E. Campbell
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H867
ISBN: 9780881464320
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 12, 1942 as the middle of three boys, Charles Campbell grew up on a small cattle farm outside Jackson, Georgia, where he attended the public schools. While a student at the University of Georgia in 1965, he accepted an offer to join the staff of Senator Richard B. Russell in Washington DC on one condition—that he be allowed to attend law school at night. It had been his dream since high school to be a trial lawyer.

Serving the Old Dominion: A History of Christopher Newport University, 1958-2011
By author: Phillip Hamilton
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H836
ISBN: 9780881462647
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
This book tells the story of Virginia's youngest state university during the late twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries. Opened in 1961 in Newport News as a commuter school with 170 students, Christopher Newport University (CNU) today is a highly selective college serving 5,000 students from across the state and is a vital part of life on the Virginia Peninsula.

Ship Without an Udder, A
By author: Robert L. Steed
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H396
ISBN: 9781563522529
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Robert L. Steed is a generous man. Although he is a personal guardian to a virtual mother lode of opinions-both informed and uninformed-he is always quick to share them with anyone in need. That is, with anyone in need of a good laugh from one of America's quirkiest and most inquiring minds. With verve and vigor (not o be confused with the centerfold twins of the same names), Steed offers a hilarious diagnosis of the current social and cultural condition. No one (except paying clinets) is spared his acerbic barbs in A Ship Without An Udder, expecially the overindulgent and overserious.

Sidetracked: Two Women, Two Cameras, and Lunches on Sherman’s Trail
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P531
ISBN: 9780881465754
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
SIDETRACKED is a series of stories which chronicle the zigzag adventures of two authors searching for a better understanding of their state. Milam Propst and Jaclyn White are good friends who enjoy the creative process, love to chat, dine, and explore out-of-the-way places. Their initial plan was to trace Sherman’s March to the Sea and visit some of Georgia’s 3,000 plus historic markers along the way. While the journey would not necessarily spotlight the Civil War, Sherman’s path would provide them with a specific route. There was one slight disadvantage to the plan. Neither of the writers have any sense of direction. Because of this, they got sidetracked often, made countless U-turns, and frequently found fascinating stories by accident.

Six Inches Deeper: The Disappearance of Hellen Hanks
By author: William Rawlings
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P599
ISBN: 9780881467338
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
On August 31, 1972, Hellen Hanks, a pretty thirty-four-year-old mother of three disappeared from her place of employment at Wilcox Advertising in Valdosta, Georgia. After a brief investigation by local and state authorities, the case went cold. In the fall of 1980, a farmer clearing a field south of town discovered a buried object, a box containing the dismembered remains of the missing woman. After several months of investigation, police arrested "Foxy" Wilcox, his son Keller Wilcox, and two long-term African American employees of Wilcox Advertising. Keller was charged with Hanks's murder, and the others with concealing a death. The Wilcoxes were members of a prominent and wealthy Valdosta family. The true story of this horrific murder has all the elements of a work of suspense fiction: money, power, sex, race, and the haves vs. the have-nots. Multiple lives were forever changed. The outcome would have been totally different if the box had been buried only six inches deeper.

South of the Etowah: The View from the Wrong Side of the River
By author: Raymond L. Atkins
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P526
ISBN: 9780881465655
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
Novelist Raymond L. Atkins offers a lighthearted change of pace in this collection of humorous essays. He explores a diverse range of topics as seen from the porch of his home on the southern bank of the mighty Etowah River in northern Georgia. From this lofty height he holds forth on holidays, parenthood, cars, home ownership, aging, travel, medicine, technology, ballet, movies, marriage, Shakespeare, dogs, cats, music, swimming pools, vintage television, nicknames, amusement parks, restaurants, school projects, language, computers, hair, bad jobs, William Faulkner, weddings, advertising, Broadway plays, yard work, hospitals, cooking, Elvis Presley, moving, money, art, college, dinner theater, and a variety of other subjects.

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