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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.

Brer Rabbit, Uncle Remus, and the Cornfield Journalist : The Tale of Joel Chandler Harris
By author: Walter M. Brasch
Product Code: H515
ISBN: 9780865546967
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $40.00
Joel Chandler Harris was widely praised by his contemporaries for his writing and insights into black American folklore and language. His works were translated into more than thirty languages, and he was second only to Mark Twain in popularity with the American public. This book explores Harris's four-decade newspaper and literary career which remained a key part of his life and character even after he achieved critical and financial success in literature. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in social history, Southern history, journalism, literature, popular culture, or Harris himself.

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
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
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.

Centennial: A History of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Georgia
By author: E. Culpepper Clark
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H910
ISBN: 9780881465518
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication was founded in 1915 by Steadman Vincent Sanford who as president (1932–35) and chancellor of the University System of Georgia (1935–45), was architect of the modern University of Georgia. Its second graduate John Eldridge Drewry (1922), the school’s longest serving director and dean (1932–69), established the Peabody Awards in 1940, which remains the oldest and most prestigious award in all electronic media. This account details the evolution of a college that is among the nation’s elite, with a selective undergraduate program (juniors and seniors only) and an impressive 99.1 percent graduation rate; a national leader in its graduate research program, with study abroad programs and internships; and leadership in international research and outreach. Housed within the college are a number of centers, institutes, and certificate programs that distinguish its disciplines.

Christmas Gift!
By author: Ferrol Sams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H810
ISBN: 9780881462111
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Interweaving his memories of boyhood Christmases in the dark days of the Depression and the details of present-day holidays with his grandchildren, Ferrol Sams demonstrates the deep, inescapable role of rituals in our lives and the importance of passing them on to each succeeding generation. Includes audio CD read by the author.

Clarence Jordan: A Radical Pilgrimage in Scorn of the Consequences
By author: Frederick L. Downing   Foreword by: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H943
ISBN: 9780881466324
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Using a corpus of family letters, his FBI file, and a series of interviews, Frederick L. Downing portrays Clarence Jordan as a pioneer (on the frontier of the New South), a prophet, and a moral exemplar. As a New Testament Greek scholar and founder of Koinonia Farm, there were two distinctive poles to the prophetic nature of Jordan’s life and work: one which sought to critique and dismantle the status quo, and the other which attempted to evoke a new way of being.

Cracker Cavaliers: The 2nd Georgia Cavalry Under Wheeler and Forrest
By author: John Randolph Poole
Product Code: P496
ISBN: 9780881465112
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
From the first conflict under General Nathan Bedford Forrest at Murfreesboro in 1862 to the desperate and often brutal battles with Union cavalry in the Carolinas during 1865, the 2nd Georgia was almost constantly in action. While the 2nd Georgia fought in such famous campaigns as Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Resaca, Atlanta, and Bentonville, they also participated in deadly encounters at Farmington, Mossy Creek, Noonday Creek, Sunshine Church, and Waynesboro. Many of these conflicts are obscure to all but the most ardent Civil War historians. Returning in paperback, this is the first regimental history of a Georgia Cavalry regiment ever published. The 2nd Georgia served under both Nathan Beford Forrest and Joe Wheeler, and campaigned not only on home turf, but literally on the farm acreages of many of the unit's members.

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.

Darien: the Death and Rebirth of a Southern Town
By author: Spencer B. King Jr.
Product Code: H006
ISBN: 9780865540033
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
Spencer B. King tells the story of how the town of Darien was consumed by fire in June 1863. He describes the fire not only as the tangible flames that burned the town to the ground, but also as an expression of the uncontrollable hatred in the hearts of the Darien residents after the loss of their homes.

Dear Old Roswell : Civil War Letters of the King Family of Roswell, Georgiah623
By author: Tammy Galloway
Product Code: H614
ISBN: 9780865548114
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
The King family, spread between Roswell, Georgia, and Virginia, faced the perils of the Civil War on different fronts. These correspondences will captivate the reader as they cover Barrington S. King, a Lieutenant Colonel in Cobb’s Legion, leaves his home in Georgia to fight in Virginia.

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