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Five Big Mountains: A Regular Guy’s Guide to Climbing Orizaba, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, and Vinson
By author: David Schaeffer
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H809
ISBN: 9780881462104
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
What does it take for a regular guy to climb some of the highest mountains in the world? Five Big Mountains takes you there, instantly placing the reader and the author on a steep glacier on Pico de Orizaba with equipment trouble and the tough decision any high altitude climber inevitably faces—should he turn back or keep going to the summit?

Five Big Mountains: A Regular Guy’s Guide to Climbing Orizaba, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, and Vinson
By author: David Schaeffer
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P555
ISBN: 9780881466416
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
What does it take for a regular guy to climb some of the highest mountains in the world? FIVE BIG MOUNTAINS takes you there, instantly placing the reader and the author on a steep glacier on Pico de Orizaba with equipment trouble and the tough decision any high altitude climber inevitably faces--should he turn back or keep going to the summit? The central theme of the book is that with proper preparation, careful planning, persistent training, and the best guides, even an amateur with little mountaineering experience can climb and reach the summits of some of the most famous mountains in the world, though there are risks involved that need to be minimized.

Fix it in the Mix: A Memoir
By author: Paul Hornsby   With: Michael Buffalo Smith
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P620
ISBN: 9780881467819
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
FIX IT IN THE MIX is the memoir of Paul Hornsby, acclaimed record producer and musician best known for his work at Capricorn Records in Macon, Georgia, during the 1970s. After the closing of Capricorn, Hornsby opened his own Muscadine Recording Studio in Macon, where he continues producing music. The book is illustrated with never-before-seen photographs from Hornsby’s private collection.

Florida Explored: The Philadelphia Connection in Bartram’s Tracks
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H969
ISBN: 9780881466935
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
This unique natural history exploration of Florida by members and correspondents of America’s first research natural history museum, Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences, reveals the science of discovery and collection of unknown plants, animals, fossils, and artifacts of ancient peoples. The early naturalists, Thomas Say, Titian Peale, Thomas Nuttall, John James Audubon, John LeConte, John Torrey, Hardy Croom, Alvan Chapman, Asa Gray, Clarence Moore, Henry Fowler, Henry Pilsbry, Francis Harper, and others were inspired to explore Florida in the tracks of William Bartram, the colonial explorer of British East and West Florida and author in 1791 of TRAVELS.

Fresh Water from Old Wells
By author: Cindy Henry McMahon
Product Code: P505
ISBN: 9780881465266
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00

Cindy Henry McMahon’s family history is a slide show of the turbulent South: a thwarted lynch mob on a Georgia preacher’s front porch; the integration of Mercer University and Macon, Georgia’s Vineville Baptist Church; Birmingham, 1963; Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march to Selma; Koinonia Farm and the germination of Habitat for Humanity; inner-city activism and counter-culture communities in the woods.


Furl That Banner : The Life of Abram J. Ryan, Poet-Priest of the South
By author: David O'Connell
Product Code: H707
ISBN: 9780881460353
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
A biography of poet, priest, and newspaper editor Abram J. Ryan, who popularized the term “Lost Cause.” He was a famous for his book Father Ryan’s Poems (later called Poems, Patriotic, Religious and Miscellaneous). The two most important poems were “The Conquered Banner” (1865) and “The Sword of Robert Lee” (1866). Ryan was the editor of the Banner of the South and later the Morning Star and Catholic Messenger (1872-1875).

God's Capitalist : Asa Candler of Coca-Cola
By author: Kemp
Product Code: H589
ISBN: 9780865547827
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
Asa Candler of Coca-Cola is an examination of the life of an entrepreneur who saw his personal wealth as a divine trust to be used to the benefit of humanity.

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
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
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.

Handling Serpents: Pastor Jimmy Morrow's Narrative History of His Appalachian Jesus' Name Tradition
Product Code: P302
ISBN: 9780865548480
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
Jimmy Morrow, a pastor and serpent handler for over a quarter of a century, explores the history of serpent handling from a variety of sources, including his extensive familiarity with families whose roots are deep in Appalachia. It will be of interest to anyone interested in Appalachian culture or religion in the South.

I Am a Part of All that I Have Met: The Memoirs of Burke Nicholson of Balvenie
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H878
ISBN: 9780881464719
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
Burke Nicholson was many things: Son of the South. Golfer. Scottish Baron. World traveller. Philanthropist. Husband. Father. However, he played one role that defined him more and informed the other aspects of his life differently than all of the others: visionary Coca-Cola executive. The chronicle of his life is in large part a firsthand account of Coca-Cola’s development into and emergence as the globally recognized brand it is today as he experienced it as one of the pioneers on the international side of the business. The history of Coca-Cola cannot be told without him, just as his life cannot be recounted without the soft drink. The two are profoundly intertwined.

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