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Combat Chaplain: The Life and Civil War Experiences of Rev. James H. McNeilly
By author: M. Todd Cathey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H947
ISBN: 9780881466379
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Born 9 June 1838, James H. McNeilly grew up near Charlotte in Dickson County, Tennessee. At age thirteen, McNeilly was sworn in as deputy circuit court clerk of Dickson County. Raised in a devout Presbyterian home, he received his undergraduate degree from Jackson College in Columbia, Tennessee. Just as the Civil War broke out, he had earned his Doctor of Divinity from Danville Theological Seminary at Danville, Kentucky. As McNeilly returned home to Dickson County, in the summer of 1861, he preached on Sunday and recruited troops for the Confederacy during the week. In October 1861, McNeilly traveled to nearby Fort Donelson, where he offered his services to the South.

Confederate Sharpshooter Major William E. Simmons: Through the War with the 16th Georgia Infantry and 3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters
By author: Joseph P. Byrd IV
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H914
ISBN: 9780881465686
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
In recent years there has been a renewed interest in Civil War sharpshooters. Now there is a new perspective on the subject in the story of Major William E. Simmons (1839–1931), with emphasis on his experiences as an infantry officer in the Army of Northern Virginia. Three years after graduating from Emory College, Simmons joined the first company in his home county and received his commission. He was later promoted to Captain in the elite 3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters of Wofford’s Brigade. In 1864, he became acting commander of the brigade’s sharpshooter battalion. The book traces his family heritage and his footsteps from childhood to Emory College, through many challenging war encounters, his capture and imprisonment at Fort Delaware, and a lifetime of service to his state and community that lasted until the 1930s.

Cook & Tell: Recipes and Stories from Southern Kitchens
Edited by: Johnathon Scott Barrett   Foreword by: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H938
ISBN: 9780881466225
Availability: In stock
Price: $28.00
Johnathon Scott Barrett takes you on yet another delicious sojourn in his latest work, COOK & TELL: RECIPES AND STORIES FROM SOUTHERN KITCHENS, a moveable feast across Dixie showcasing the incredible food created in the homes of the South and the resulting tales that accompany those heartwarming dishes. Stops along the way include such food-rich cities as Savannah and Nashville, as well as the small hamlets of Millingport, North Carolina, and Nanafalia, Alabama, where farm-to-table food still has a prominent spot on the dining table. And in this warm and engaging anthology, Barrett includes not only his own entertaining stories and meaningful recipes but also those of friends met along the way. Some accounts come from family and hometown cooks, while others are from award-winning chefs and authors.

Crackers: A Southern Memoir
By author: Bill Merritt
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P529
ISBN: 9780881465723
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
Bill Merritt grew up in Atlanta, Georgia during the turbulent years between the end of World War II and the Vietnam War. A joyously unreconstructed Southerner, he looks on with amazement as Atlanta changes from a sleepy Southern town into the City Too Busy to Hate. This was the time of Martin Luther King and Ivan Allen, but also the time of Lester Maddox, the Temple Bombing, great moral certainties, Elvis, Klan rallies, the Cuban Missile Crisis, a corrupt political system keeping some of America’s finest statesmen in office (some since the Teddy Roosevelt administration), and a man named Armstrong walking on the moon. Merritt’s family is eccentric and colorful, occasionally courageous, often self-centered. This is the story of the way the Civil Rights Revolution looked to Southerners: to decent people trying to honor their heritage while realizing the time had come to let go of parts of that heritage, and how difficult that letting go was made by the outsiders who most wanted change. This is the story the way Southerners remember it—and tell each other.

Cracking the Solid South: The Life of John Fletcher Hanson, Father of Georgia Tech
By author: Lee C. Dunn
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H912
ISBN: 9780881465624
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
John Fletcher Hanson was a rare combination of industrialist, journalist, and orator who spent most of his life in Macon, Georgia, rising from the ashes of the Civil War to become the leading voice of the New South. Many have assigned that role to Henry Grady, but while Grady was talking about a New South, Hanson was building one, by creating jobs, promoting Southern industrialization, and advancing educational opportunities. Georgia’s post–Civil War history cannot be fully understood without examining the life of J. F. Hanson, its most important New South advocate and industrialist. In bringing this remarkable man and his accomplishments to light for the first time, CRACKING THE SOLID SOUTH paints an absorbing picture of the economic, political, and social struggles that confronted Georgia after the Civil War and of the many ways one man shaped the course of the state’s history.

Crawford Howell Toy: The Man, the Scholar, the Teacher
By author: Mikeal C. Parsons
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P593
ISBN: 9780881467253
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Crawford Howell Toy (1836-1919) was professor of Old Testament at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1869-1879. In 1879, Toy was forced to resign from the Seminary over his views of evolution and biblical higher criticism. In 1880, he was hired by Harvard University as the Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages; Toy remained in Cambridge for the rest of his life (1880-1919).

Diary of a Rock and Roll Tour Manager: 2,190 Days and Nights with the South's Premier Rock Band
By author: Willie Perkins
Product Code: P645
ISBN: 9780881468465
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
DIARY OF A ROCK AND ROLL TOUR MANAGER chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of the day-to-day touring of The Allman Brothers Band from 1970 to 1976, detailing their rise from obscurity to the absolute pinnacle of rock super stardom. Perkins shepherded the band from their lowly beginnings in smoke-filled bars to six figure payoffs before hundreds of thousands of fans in outdoor venues.

Elie Wiesel : A Religious Biography
Product Code: H752
ISBN: 9780881460995
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $29.00
Elie Wiesel: A Religious Biography argues that Wiesel's religious faith is the driving force behind Wiesel's status as a moral authority-that he is essentially a generative religious personality, a poet-prophet-who deepened his own particular Jewish vision to eventually become a “link” with humanity. As a religious genius and spiritual innovator of the post-modern era, Wiesel is a conflicted individual who joins his own personal and existential struggle for meaning and identity with the quest of the oppressed after the Holocaust.

Eternity as a Sunrise: The Life of Hugo H. Culpepper
By author: R. Alan Culpepper
Product Code: H621
ISBN: 9780865548190
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
The life of Hugo H. Culpepper—Southern Baptist Missionary, prisoner in a Japanese concentration camp during World War II, director of missions at the Baptist Home Mission Board, and professor of missions—this biography also chronicles the development of his thought and his understanding of Christian missions.

Eugene W. Stetson
By author: Adrienne Moore Bond
Product Code: H065
ISBN: 9780865540699
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
This book details the life of Eugene W. Stetson, including his persistence in traditional Southern morals and values as the nation moved into the twentieth century.

Farming, Friends & Fried Bologna Sandwiches
By author: Renea Winchester
Product Code: P494
ISBN: 9780881465044
Availability: In stock
Price: $21.00
Tucked behind a magnolia tree on a busy Georgia road is a magical place--a simple country farm, unchanged by time. On this little strip of land, chickens scratch greetings and goats bleat hello. Sweet yellow corn grows tall, and curly bean vines reach for the sky. A burly tractor and a fifty-year-old Chevy wait inside the shed, ready for action. For 82-year-old Billy Albertson, his farm reflects a time before folks were hurried, or technology ruled our lives. Families grew gardens and feasted on fresh vegetables, adults spent time on front porches comparing stories, and children scampered barefoot through the grass waiting their turn at the hand-cranked ice cream freezer. Spending time with friends on the farm is Billy's life. Here you don't have to be a gardener or blood kin to be family.

Father Mercer: The Story of a Baptist Statesman
By author: Anthony L. Chute
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P436
ISBN: 9780881462623
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Father Mercer tells the story of the life and labors of Jesse Mercer, a leader in Georgia Baptist life during the first half of the nineteenth century. Yet, rather than telling the story of a larger-than-life pastor with whom few “ordinary” pastors can identify, the books reveals how one who is faithful in small things can, over time, bear much fruit for the Lord.

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