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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: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
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
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H996
ISBN: 9780881467659
Availability: In stock
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.

James Dickey: A Literary Life
By author: Gordon Van Ness
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: HH1021
ISBN: 9780881468267
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
This literary biography centers on Dickey as poet, novelist, essayist, critic, and teacher, a man who throughout his life did what writers are supposed to do, write. Dickey spent time teaching and discussing writing, which is also part of the profession of authorship. Here, Van Ness shows Dickey's artistic beginnings and the rise and fall of his career, the man as a writer. Dickey's life was indeed complicated, but his words endure, and they merit the highest attention.

Joe Frank Harris : Personal Reflections on a Public Life
By author: Joe Frank Harris
Product Code: H451
ISBN: 9780865545991
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
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: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
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: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
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.

Life In Dixie during the War
Edited by: J. H. Segar   By author: Mary A. H. Gay
Product Code: P213
ISBN: 9780865547490
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Mercer University Press proudly revives this acclaimed real-life account of what the fictional Scarlett O’Hara saw. Life in Dixie During the War, first published in 1892, ranks among the best first-person accounts of the American Civil War. Mary A. H. Gay eloquently recounts her wartime experiences in Georgia and bears witness to the “suffering and struggle, defeat and despair, triumph, and hope that is human history.”

Life of Dreams: The Good Times of Sportswriter Fred Russell
By author: Andrew Derr
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H841
ISBN: 9780881462784
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Life of Dreams is the first complete biography of Fred McFerrin Russell, one of the all-time stars in sports journalism. This biography details how the Vanderbilt man started with the Nashville Banner in the late 1920s, ascended to Sports Editor and remained with this paper loyally for sixty-nine years. Russell built long-lasting relationships with coaches, players, and other writers in the business, and he wrote with a style that reflected his personality: fair, informative, and always with a sense of humor. He was a storyteller, whether it was athletes such as Bobby Jones or Red Grange; or coaches such as Red Sanders or Paul “Bear” Bryant, one of his closest friends. Outliving almost all of his contemporaries, Russell rubbed elbows with some of the greats of the twentieth century, with men such as Sparky Anderson, George Steinbrenner, Archie Manning, Vince Dooley, and Lou Holtz.

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