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Startled at the Big Sound: Essays Personal, Literary, and Cultural
By author: Stephen Corey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H934
ISBN: 9780881466171
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
STARTLED AT THE BIG SOUND: ESSAYS PERSONAL, LITERARY, AND CULTURAL is the first prose collection by Stephen Corey, a widely published poet (with ten collections in all) and one of the country’s most highly regarded literary editors, who cofounded The Devil’s Millhopper in 1977 and has worked with The Georgia Review since 1983. These essays, written across three decades, variously describe, analyze, and meditate upon his concurrent lives as family member, publishing writer, editor for a major literary journal, and cultural-political observer of the broader world within which he has lived while experiencing his smaller realms.

Strom Thurmond: & the Politics of Southern Change
By author: Cohodas
Product Code: P108
ISBN: 9780865544468
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00

Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907
By author: Carolyn Newton Curry   Foreword by: Joseph Crespino
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P508
ISBN: 9780881465327
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00
Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas was an intelligent, spirited woman born in 1834 to one of the wealthiest families in Georgia. At the age of fourteen she began and kept a diary for forty-one years, documenting her life before, during, and after the Civil War. In 1851 she graduated from Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia. Her life is an amazing story of survival and transformation that speaks to women in our own time.

Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H881
ISBN: 9780881464740
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas was an intelligent, spirited woman born in 1834 to one of the wealthiest families in Georgia. At the age of fourteen she began and kept a diary for forty-one years. These diaries of her life before, during, and after the Civil War filled thirteen hand-written volumes with 450,000 words. In the early years she described her life of leisure and recorded the books she read. Her father recognized her love of learning and sent her to the first college for women in America, Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia. After college graduation in 1851, she was a “gay young girl of fashion” who met and married her Princeton-educated husband in 1852. However, with the coming of the Civil War and its aftermath, her life changed forever. This is an amazing story of survival and transformation that speaks to women in our own time.

Summon Only the Brave!: Commanders, Soldiers, and Chaplains at Gettysburg
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H918
ISBN: 9780881465709
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Of the many books written about the Battle of Gettysburg, none has included selections from the collected memoirs of the 238 chaplains, North and South, who were present at the battle—until now. Because chaplains were considered noncombatants, most were largely ignored. This unique study has brought to light many of the observations of clergymen, Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish, who accompanied their regiments wherever they marched, camped, or fought. Some of the memoirs have never been published, others unnoticed for a century. Because this is the first book to approach the Battle of Gettysburg from this perspective, rosters of Union and Confederate chaplains reportedly present at the battle are also included.

Surviving the Stained-Glass Jungle
By author: William L. Self
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H831
ISBN: 9780881462562
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $19.00
Surviving the Stained-Glass Jungle is a compelling and positive look at the parish ministry through the eyes of a veteran pastor of more than fifty-three years. Self addresses the usual themes of preaching, administration, and pastoral care, but also gives practical help with the issues of the pastor’s own mental health and self-care. The book directly confronts the issues of burnout, conflict, stress, and social concerns.

Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle: Lessons from a Football Life, Revised
By author: Bill Curry
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H964
ISBN: 9780881466867
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
No sport rivals football for building character. In the scorching heat of two-a-days and the fierce combat of the gridiron, true leaders are born. Just ask Bill Curry, whose credentials for exploring the relationship between football and leadership include two Super Bowl rings and the distinction of having snapped footballs to Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas. In TEN MEN YOU MEET IN THE HUDDLE, Curry shares the wit, wisdom, and tough love of teammates and coaches who turned him from a next-to-last NFL draft pick into a two-time Pro Bowler. Learning from such giants as Vince Lombardi and Don Shula, Ray Nitschke and Bubba Smith, Bobby Dodd and even the indomitable George Plimpton, Curry led a football life of nonstop exploration packed with adventure and surprise. This enhanced and updated version examines and amplifies the pressing issues facing football today.

The Awakening of the Freewill Baptists: Benjamin Randall and the Founding of an American Religious Tradition
By author: Scott Bryant
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H815
ISBN: 9780881462166
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
In the last decades of the eighteenth century, Benjamin Randall (1749–1808) was one of the principle founders of the Freewill Baptist movement in colonial New England. Randall was one of the many eighteenth-century colonists that enjoyed a conversion experience as a result of the revival ministry of George Whitefield. His newfound spiritual zeal prompted him to examine the scriptures on his own, and he began to question the practice of infant baptism. Randall completed his separation from the Congregational church of his youth when he contacted a Baptist congregation and submitted himself for baptism.

The Best of Bob Steed: The Not-So-Serious but Seriously Accomplished Life of Robert L. Steed
By author: Robert L. Steed   With: Chuck Perry
Product Code: H894
ISBN: 9780881465099
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Former United States Attorney General Griffin Bell, a partner with Robert L. Steed in the prestigious Atlanta law firm of King & Spalding, once described Steed as "half lawyer, half wit. His law partners insist he's a writer, and his writer friends insist he's a lawyer." In fact, Steed built an enviable career in both fields. A graduate of Mercer Law School, Steed became one of the nation’s leading bond attorneys during an era of rapid economic development. All the while he wrote humorous essays that were published in the Atlanta Constitution and collected into books; his barbs were targeted at the vainglorious in politics, entertainment, and society, always imploring them, "Don't take yourself so damn serious." That attitude also served Steed well as a member of the Mercer University Board of Trustees from 1974 till the present. His insight, humor, and love of Mercer helped him to guide the university, as chairman of the Board, through some tempestuous times. Long-time Mercer President Dr. Kirby Godsey said, "I can honestly say that Mercer never had a more loyal alumnus than Bob Steed." Greatness often sprouts from modest roots, and such was the case with Steed. Shared here for the first time is the story behind the persona--the family, wife, wit, and commitment that coalesced to form an extraordinary scholar, writer, and philanthropist.

The Best President the Nation Never Had: A Memoir of Working with Sam Nunn
By author: Roland McElroy   Foreword by: Sam Nunn
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: h940
ISBN: 9780881466287
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
When Georgia’s US Senator Richard B. Russell died January 21, 1971, the scramble began immediately to find a worthy successor. A number of political luminaries thought themselves imminently qualified, among them three former governors, a former congressman, and the state’s current treasurer. All would be competing against the appointed senator, David Gambrell in the Democratic primary. The winner would face US Representative Fletcher Thompson in the general election. Thompson promised to tie any Democrat to one of the most unpopular political figures in America, George McGovern. The 1972 race definitely was not for the timid or faint hearted. Outside of Houston County, few people knew Sam Nunn’s name. This book chronicles the journey McElroy took with Sam Nunn as he presented a message of common sense conservatism to the voters of Georgia in 1972. Nunn’s principled approach to making government work through cooperation and compromise, and his demonstrated mastery of complex issues, placed him among a rare few considered every four years for the highest office in the land.

The Bishop of the Old South : The Ministry And Civil War Legacy of Leonidas Polk
By author: Glenn Robins
Product Code: H660
ISBN: 9780881460384
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
In this book, a considerable amount of new information on Leonidas Polk’s family, his time at West Point, his Episcopal ministry, his life as a planter (with more than 200 slaves), his role with Sewanee, his Civil War service, and his place within the pantheon of Lost Cause icons has been brought to light.

The Bookbinder : More Stories From The Road
By author: Jackie K. Cooper
Product Code: H702
ISBN: 9780881460230
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
The stories in this book will reach inside the reader’s heart and soul to strike a common chord. In lucid, memorable prose, Cooper offers remembrances, reflections, and experiences that can be shared by readers of all ages.

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