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A Titanic Love Story: Ida and Isidor Straus
By author: June Hall McCash
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H840
ISBN: 9780881462777
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $29.00
This book traces the life of Isidor and Ida Straus, both German Jewish immigrants who arrived as children in America in the early 1850s. Isidor’s father, Lazarus, was an itinerate peddler in Georgia, but within one generation the family became the wealthy owners of Macy’s Department Store in New York. A Titanic Love Story follows the Strauses’ life from Talbotton, Georgia, where an anti-Semitic incident caused them to move to nearby Columbus. The devastation of Columbus at the end of the Civil War brought the family to New York, where Isidor met and eventually married the young Ida Blun. The Strauses were wealthy Jews within their New York community, and as people committed to the welfare of their family, their city, their country, and those less fortunate than themselves, they dealt with their own grief, illness, and occasional brushes with anti-Semitism. Ironically, their final happy days in the south of France lead to their unexpected sailing on the Titanic.

A Very Special Gift : The Story of the Legacy of Emily Fisher Crum and Remer Hamilton Crum
Product Code: H608
ISBN: 9780865548053
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00

African Americans in Georgia: A Reflection of Politics and Policy in the New South
Edited by: Dr. Pearl Ford
Product Code: H799
ISBN: 9780881461848
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
African Americans in Georgia: A Reflection of Politics and Policy in the New South provides an understanding of the intersection of race and region while addressing contemporary issues such as the future of elementary and higher education, the nature of health- care disparities, and voting and representation.

Against Us, but for Us : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the State
By author: Michael G. Long
Product Code: H580
ISBN: 9780865547681
Product Format: Hardback
Print on Demand title
Price: $35.00
What was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s understanding of the State? In this provocative and challenging work, Michael G. Long addresses this very basic but overlooked aspect of King's thought. In King's vision there are three important elements of his view of the State.

Andrew Young and the Making of Modern Atlanta
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H921
ISBN: 9780881465877
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
ANDREW YOUNG AND THE MAKING OF MODERN ATLANTA tells the story of the decisions that shaped Atlanta’s growth from a small, provincial Deep South city to an international metropolis impacting and influencing global affairs. When Mayor William Hartsfield coined the term “City too Busy to Hate” in the 1950s, who would have imagined that within fifty years Atlanta would have the world’s busiest airport, rank as the eighth largest metropolitan area in the United States or, that this once racially-segregated city would host the Centennial Olympic Games and play host to the world in 1996? Atlanta provides a unique case study for an alternative vision of the relationships among leaders in corporations, government, and communities. The book tracks the development of the Atlanta Way, a strategy for economic development that features cross-racial cooperation—from the foundation in Reconstruction era Atlanta to the Olympic Games.

Back to the Garden: The Goal of the Journey
By author: Jackie K. Cooper
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P423
ISBN: 9780881462340
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
Back to the Garden: The Goal of the Journey is the sixth book in the Journey series by beloved Southern author Jackie K. Cooper. The stories in this new book, as well as those in the past books, are based on Cooper’s memories of his life in the South. Each story emphasizes an event in Cooper’s journey through life and builds an overall picture of a man who is trying to live a life that will get him “back to the garden” where he will be eternally happy as well as at peace. The stories vary in their portrayal of this everyman’s ability to deal with the humorous and the dramatic events we all encounter on our journeys.

Bartram's Living Legacy: The Travels and the Nature of the South
Edited by: Dorinda G. Dallmeyer   By artist: Philip Juras
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P415
ISBN: 9780881462227
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $28.00
In this unique anthology, for the first time Bartram's Travels is joined with essays acknowledging the debt Southern nature writers owe the man called the “South’s Thoreau.” We hope this book will introduce a new generation of environmentally minded Southerners to Bartram’s timeless work, not only standing on its own but also interpreted through passionate, personal essays by some of the region’s finest nature writers. Rather than wallowing in nostalgia for the long-gone world Bartram describes, this anthology provides us with a starting point for reconstructing and reclaiming the natural heritage of the South.

Benched : The Memoirs of Judge Rufe McCombs
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H426
ISBN: 9780865545700
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
Murder led five-year old Rufe Dorsey Edwards into her first courtroom. Victims and defendents ahve sat in courtrooms across the nation clasping sweaty palms while fervently petioning justice. Or, at least, a shot at personal vindication. On that Spring day in 1924, in a Dekalb County, Georgia courtroom, five-year old Rufe realized that attorneys like Schley Howard garnered attention.

Breaking the Heartland: The Civil War in Georgia
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H824
ISBN: 9780881462401
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
Despite the state’s importance to the Confederacy and the war’s ultimate outcome, not enough has been written concerning Georgia’s experience during those turbulent years. The essays in this volume attempt to redress this dearth of scholarship. They present a mosaic of events, places, and people, exploring the impact of the war on Georgia and its residents and demonstrating the importance of the state to the outcome of the Civil War.

Breathing and Walking Around: Meditations on a Life
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P442
ISBN: 9780881462708
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Breathing and Walking Around is not a memoir. It is a record of four years’ worth of observations of common people, everyday events, and the natural world made by Kathy Bradley from her home in the coastal plains of South Georgia. A lawyer by training, a storyteller by nature, she shares with precision and layer upon layer of sensory image simple tales that emerge, in the end, as parables.

Camp Oglethorpe: Macon's Unknown Civil War Prisoner of War Camp, 1862-1864
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H967
ISBN: 9780881466911
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The history of Camp Oglethorpe is largely overshadowed by that of nearby Camp Sumter in Andersonville, Georgia. It exists primarily as a footnote in the telling of Civil War prison narratives. A comprehensive reckoning reveals a saga that brings to light Camp Oglethorpe’s decades-long role as a military training ground for Georgia’s volunteer regiments and as a venue for national agricultural fairs which drew thousands of visitors to Macon. Its proud heritage, however, attracted the attention of leaders of the Confederate government. To the chagrin of Macon’s citizens, the acreage at the foot of Seventh Street was surreptitiously repurposed for brief periods in 1862 and 1864.

Carved in Stone : The History of Stone Mountain
By author: David B. Freeman
Product Code: H418
ISBN: 9780865545472
Product Format: Hardback
Print on Demand title
Price: $32.95
David Freeman's Carved in Stone narrates the development of Stone Mountain from natural wonder to historic site to recreational park. This elegantly written story recounts the fits and starts of the Stone Mountain project, tracing the mountain's changing meaning over time.

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