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H. L. Mencken
By author: Vincent Fitzpatrick
Product Code: H639
ISBN: 9780865549210
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
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
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
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.

Halfway Home : The Journey Continues
By author: Jackie K. Cooper
Product Code: P404
ISBN: 9780881461770
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00
In Halfway Home Jackie K. Cooper takes a look at his journey when he reached what he considered to be the halfway point of his life. He had turned fifty, his kids were teenagers, he had been married for over twenty years. Every day brought something new, while every day was the same. It was a time for thinking about his yesterdays, and a time for contemplating his tomorrows. In this book there are stories that reflect his thoughts on his family, friends, and events. Some of the moments captured are funny, some are sad, some are important and some are silly; but all are sure to affect your heart and your mind.

In His Own Words: Houston Hartsfield Holloway’s Slavery, Emancipation, and Ministry in Georgia
Product Code: H909
ISBN: 9780881465457
Product Format: Book
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Houston Hartsfield Holloway (1844–1917) was born enslaved in upcountry Georgia, taught himself to read and write, learned the blacksmith trade, was emancipated by Union victory in 1865, and served as an ordained traveling preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church from 1870 to 1883. He devoted the remainder of his life to his family, his blacksmith trade, and his local church. Holloway’s 24,000-word autobiography offers a rare working-class perspective on life during some of the most transformative years of US history. Footnotes provide supplementary biographical information for nearly two hundred relatives, neighbors, friends, and coworkers named in Holloway’s narrative. An appendix includes nineteen extended biographical sketches. The book is illustrated with photographs and three detailed maps of Holloway’s home neighborhoods and preaching assignments.

In the Shadow of the Patriarch: The John J. Crittenden Family in War and Peace
By author: Damon R. Eubank
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H786
ISBN: 9780881461510
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Senator John J. Crittenden was a central figure in Kentucky politics for more than fifty years and he fathered a remarkable family. The fame of the family patriarch has overshadowed the contributions of his children who deserve attention in their own right.

Incidents in the Life of Cecilia Lawton: A Memoir of Plantation Life, War, and Reconstruction in Georgia and South Carolina
Edited by: Karen Stokes   Foreword by: James Everett Kibler
Product Code: H996
ISBN: 9780881467659
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Price: $25.00
Cecilia Lawton's life was changed forever when the bloodiest war in American history began in 1861. The daughter of a wealthy Georgia plantation owner, she was married at the age of sixteen and went to live at her husband's plantation in South Carolina, but a few months later, she found herself fleeing from the army of General William T. Sherman as it ravaged the state. She observed the aftermath of this brutal campaign in Georgia and South Carolina, writing of what she saw in vivid, horrific detail. Told in her own words, this is the true story of Cecilia Lawton, a young woman who faced incredible challenges with determination and courage.

It Is Written: My Life in Letters
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H886
ISBN: 9780881464931
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
Filled with colorful details and rich with photographs of the author's life, It Is Written is a beautifully written page-turner about how one person turns the raw materials of life into art. Over a thirty-year career as a published author of fiction, poetry, and essays, Philip Lee Williams has become one of the South's most-honored writers. Now, Williams tells the story of his creative life in an open, jaunty, and often hilarious autobiography.

Joe Frank Harris : Personal Reflections on a Public Life
By author: Joe Frank Harris
Product Code: H451
ISBN: 9780865545991
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $29.95
In his autobiography, former Governor Harris reflects on his public life, which includes nine consecutive terms in the state legislature as well as his years in the governor's office. Along the way, the reader learns of his childhood in Cartersville, his deeply religious upbringing, his strong work ethic, and his commitment to serving the people of Georgia. Readers of Southern political and Georgia history will find this a fascinating and well-told story.

Journey Of A Gentle Southern Man : Reflections From The Road
By author: Jackie K. Cooper
Product Code: P311
ISBN: 9780865549746
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $20.00
Every life is a journey and each has a beginning and an end. Jackie K. Cooper is still involved in his journey, and he offers a look at the highs and lows of his trip in a series of reflections back to another time and place. They might be sad or humorous but always entertaining. In these pages you will find a common thread to your life as well as Cooper’s. It is your story. It is his story. It is everyone's story.

Journey through My Years
By author: James M. Cox
Product Code: H684
ISBN: 9780865549593
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.95
This is the thrilling story of James M. Cox, a newspaper publisher, a congressman, Ohio governor, and presidential candidate. We go behind the scenes with the Wright Brothers, his neighbors in Dayton, Ohio, as they are about to launch the aeronautical era; we live through a half dozen vital Washington administrations, starting with President Taft’s; and we witness Cox’s battle for vital prison reforms in 1912.

Judge Faye Sanders Martin : Head Full Of Sense, Heart Full Of Gold
By author: Sandra Peacock
Product Code: H565
ISBN: 9780865547537
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $40.00
This biography focuses on the life and times of Judge Faye Sanders who overcame the initial obstacles of gender and poverty and the later challenges of alcoholism to become the first woman attorney in Bulloch County, the first woman appointed to the Georgia Superior Court bench, the first woman chief superior court judge in Georgia, and the first mother to swear in her own daughter as an attorney in Georgia.

Latitude of Home : A Storytelling Journey
By author: Sally Russell
Product Code: H750
ISBN: 9780881460780
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $27.00
Coming from a family that some would call addicted to storytelling, Sally Russell began listening nearly twenty years ago especially for stories that bring the past into the present. Storytelling is an important vehicle by which we bond with each other in multiple dimensions and generations. Russell invites readers to consider their own repertoires of stories, what they can learn about and from their own family myth, and how they can share that myth to inform, delight and strengthen.

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