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“The Showy Town of Savannah”: The Story of the Architect William Jay
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H965
ISBN: 9780881466898
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
In December 1817, the English architect William Jay arrived at the busy port of Savannah, Georgia. In the coming four and a half years, he designed several public buildings and private residences in Savannah and a few structures in Charleston, South Carolina. All of his work was remarkable; yet, soon after his departure in 1822, only vague recollections of Jay survived in Savannah, and in Charleston he was forgotten altogether. Early in the twentieth century, Jay’s work was observed by a few prominent architectural historians, and accounts of his life and labors began to appear. He suffered many disappointments, but he gained remarkable achievements, not least of which was his lasting imprint on “showy Savannah.”

A Comfortable Boy: A Memoir
By author: Sam Pickering
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H773
ISBN: 9780881461824
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $26.00
Long before he became a celebrity by being depicted as John Keating in the Dead Poets Society, Sam Pickering lived an ordinary childhood in the South. This memoir, extraordinarily told, is Pickering’s crowning moment to his long, literary career. Told with honesty, warmth, and integrity, he tells his story through his eighth grade year, focusing on family, growing up, and centers on finding his self. For Pickering, family is everything.

A Giant from Georgia: The Life of U.S. Senator Walter F. George, 1878-1957
By author: Jamie H. Cockfield
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H955
ISBN: 9780881466768
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
This biography concentrates on the numerous legislative and diplomatic achievements of U.S. Senator Walter F. George (fl. 1922-1957), the son of a tenant farmer, who rose to become one of the most powerful men in the United States. His successes as a legislator (agricultural legislation, vocational education, work on the Bricker Amendment) and later in his role as a major authority on foreign policy made him a leader in the Senate. In his thirty-five year Senate career, George worked though the "Roaring Twenties," the Great Depression, American rearmament, World War II, and the Cold War. George made a positive mark on each of these historic events.

A Gift for Giving : The Story of Lamar Rich Plunkett
By author: James C. Bryant
Product Code: H343
ISBN: 9780865544307
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $39.99
Lamar Plunkett’s is a story that yearns to be told. Even so, it is clear that the course of Lamar Plunkett’s labors and the wide-ranging focus of his devotion can never be captured in a word or even a volume of words. His life is larger than language. Lamar Plunkett’s story is filled with imagination and spontaneity, unfettered joy and difficult pain. It is the story of family and friends, of governors and presidents, of governing and gently guiding, of building businesses and strengthening institutions. It is the story of a person who has reached beyond the limits and conditions that we meet every day to create new expectations and to set people’s sight on new possibilities.

A Heart for Any Fate : The Biography of Richard Brevard Russell, Sr.
By author: Sally Russell
Product Code: H628
ISBN: 9780865549579
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
Born in 1861, eldest in a while, middle-class Southern family that lost everything in the Civil War, Richard Russell grew up consumed with ambition to make a name for himself. His dream was to found an outstanding family and to hold the three highest offices in Georgia: chief justice of the Supreme Court, governor, and United States senator. In striving for these ambitions, he married twice and ran for public office seventeen times.

A Man of Books, and a Man of the People : E.Y. Mullins And The Crisis Of Moderate Southern Baptist Leadership
By author: William E. Ellis
Product Code: P385
ISBN: 9780865549074
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
As a minister of Baptist churches from 1885 to 1899, Mullins grappled with anti-intellectualism and poverty, intellectual complacency and affluence in settings as varied as Kentucky and Massachusetts. This books looks at the struggles he faced as an important figure in the Southern Baptist Movement

A Miracle of Grace: An Autobiograpgy
By author: E. Glenn Hinson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H856
ISBN: 9780881463941
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
This is the story of Glenn Hinson’s life—A Miracle of Grace— “for I stand with mouth agape as I look back from where I am at age eighty toward where my story began.” With degrees from some of the world’s most noted schools (Washington University in St Louis, Southern Seminary, Oxford University), Hinson has taught in some of America’s most distinguished educational institutions (Southern Seminary, Wake Forest University, Catholic University of America, Notre Dame, Emory University), and has played a modest role in some of the most momentous ecumenical developments in Christian history since the Reformation of the sixteenth century. Who could have foreseen much less predicted any of those happenings from a glance at his early years growing up in dire poverty in the Missouri Ozarks during the Great Depression?

A Never-Ending Groove: Johnny Sandlin’s Musical Odyssey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H839
ISBN: 9780881462760
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Referred to by the late Jerry Wexler as one of the men most responsible for the Southern Rock sound that came out of Macon, Georgia, in the ’70s, Johnny Sandlin’s music career began in the early ’60s playing with many legendary musicians, including fellow HourGlass band members, Paul Hornsby, Pete Carr and Gregg and Duane Allman. A Capricorn studio rhythm section player, he later became a recording engineer, producer and vice-president of Capricorn Records and head of A&R. Sandlin also produced, mixed, and mastered albums for the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman, Gregg and Cher, Richard Betts, Johnny Jenkins, Elvin Bishop, Wet Willie, Bonnie Bramlett, Alex Taylor, Cowboy, Delbert McClinton, Widespread Panic and many others.

A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We are Meant to Be
Edited by: Susan Cushman   Foreword by: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P542
ISBN: 9780881466126
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
A SECOND BLOOMING is a collection of essays by twenty-one authors who are emerging from the chrysalis they built for their younger selves and transforming into the women they are meant to be. They are not all elders, but all have embraced the second half of their lives with a generative spirit. These women of all ages have made it over a wall to find their true selves. As Agatha Christie says of the second blooming, “…a whole new life has opened before you…. It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.”

A Titanic Love Story: Ida and Isidor Straus
By author: June Hall McCash
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H840
ISBN: 9780881462777
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $29.00
This book traces the life of Isidor and Ida Straus, both German Jewish immigrants who arrived as children in America in the early 1850s. Isidor’s father, Lazarus, was an itinerate peddler in Georgia, but within one generation the family became the wealthy owners of Macy’s Department Store in New York. A Titanic Love Story follows the Strauses’ life from Talbotton, Georgia, where an anti-Semitic incident caused them to move to nearby Columbus. The devastation of Columbus at the end of the Civil War brought the family to New York, where Isidor met and eventually married the young Ida Blun. The Strauses were wealthy Jews within their New York community, and as people committed to the welfare of their family, their city, their country, and those less fortunate than themselves, they dealt with their own grief, illness, and occasional brushes with anti-Semitism. Ironically, their final happy days in the south of France lead to their unexpected sailing on the Titanic.

An Edgefield Planter and His World: The 1840s Journals of Whitfield Brooks
By author: James O. Farmer Jr.
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H968
ISBN: 9780881466928
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
AN EDGEFIELD PLANTER AND HIS WORLD opens a window on the life of an elite family and its circle in a now iconic place, during a crystalizing decade of the Antebellum era. By the time he began a new diary volume in 1840, Brooks (1790-1851) was among the richest men in a South Carolina district known for its cotton-and-slave-generated wealth. His journal reveals Brooks’s attentiveness to his plantation and farms, self-image as a paternal master, religious sensibility, genteel but honor-bound bearing, personal and family connections, perspective on politics, and the effects of debilitating headaches.

And Half the Seed of Europe: A Genealogy of the Great War, 1914–1918
By author: Christopher Blake
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H945
ISBN: 9780881466355
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
The First World War, or Great War as it became known, was ravaging the human family one century ago, changing forever the nature of military combat and restructuring the twentieth century in a way that was unimaginable before its course. With more than 35 million casualties, the Great War ranks among the deadliest conflicts in all history. While the Great War was hoped to be the War to End All Wars, it instead launched a series of geo-political struggles that defined the future century, and in the shadow of which we still live today. By the end of the War all the major combatants--including the United States--were engulfed in its flames and hostage to its fortunes. But the war was also very personal, shaping the lives of those who went to war, their loved ones, their families, and their future. That story of family is rarely examined in terms of the impact of the Great War.

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