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The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893
Product Code: P249
ISBN: 9780865548671
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00
Heartbreaking and true, The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893 details human courage and perseverance in the face of the second most fatal hurricane in US history. On a Sunday evening in August 1893, a massive hurricane slammed into South Carolina and Georgia at high tide. The howling winds and pounding waters struck hardest at the Gullah communities along the coastal islands. Stunned by the sudden fury of the storm, the island dwellers took extraordinary measures to protect themselves. Clearly, they were no match for what many referred to as the “cyclone.” By the time the waters ebbed and the winds subsided, 2,000 or more had drowned and tens of thousands were left homeless, hungry, and destitute. Neither the US Congress nor South Carolina’s state legislature appropriated funds to assist the stricken people. Fortunately, Clara Barton, founder and president of the American Red Cross, took charge. In the first hurricane relief and recovery effort of the Red Cross, individuals and private charities sustained the survivors with grits and pork for almost a year. Rebuilding homes, food supplies, and spirits was a long arduous process. For the next sixty years, residents of one community held vigils every August, praying to be spared from such a catastrophe ever again.

The Greatest Champion that Never Was: The Life of W. L. “Young” Stribling
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H828
ISBN: 9780881462524
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
William Lawrence Stribling, Jr. was born in a small southern Georgia town in 1904. He should have lived out his years in that rural setting, but he became a professional prizefighter by the age of sixteen. Though a fatal accident kept him from winning the championship title he sought, “Young" Stribling was true to himself and the values with which he had been raised. This book tells his story.

The Greats of Cuttercane
By author: Terry Kay, Terry Kay
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H827
ISBN: 9780881462494
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $22.00
When Asa Holbrook Staggs stepped into the cold-water spring that would later bear his name, he was drunk. The date was November 18, 1914. He pulled himself from the water, sober, cold, and converted to a new life in the Lord. Thus began the legend of Asa's Spring. The Greats of Cuttercane tells the stories of people in Cuttercane, Georgia, the place of Asa's Spring. Written in the edged-in-humor style of caricature, these stories are still shared daily in the South.

The Greening of Georgia : The Improvement of the Environment in the Twentieth Century
By author: R. Harold Brown
Product Code: P323
ISBN: 9780865549821
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
In The Greening of Georgia: The Improvement of the Environment in the Twentieth Century, agricultural scientist R. Harold Brown argues that while there is much left to do in environmental preservation, Georgia's environment is better than any time in the previous 100 years, despite the industrial and residential developement and a near quadrupling of the population at the end of the twentieth century. Since the 1940s, topsoil erosion has been reduced to a minor problem, forests now cover at least three million more acres, and wetlands appear nearly as extensive as in colonial days. Industrial growth increased pollution of streams, but dumping of untreated waste has been stopped, water-related human diseases have virtually disappeared, and fish have returned. Atlanta's air is clearer than at mid-century when there were four times the concentration of particles and sulfur dioxide. No air pollutant is higher than in the 1970s and most are much lower. Georgia's water and air are the cleanest they have been in fifty years. Wildlife is more plentiful and diverse; the white-tail deer population has increased to nuisance levels, new species of songbirds have moved into the state, and the bluebird population has increased nearly five percent each year since 1966.

The Legion’s Fighting Bulldog: The Civil War Correspondence of William Gaston Delony, Lieutenant Colonel of Cobb’s Georgia Legion Cavalry, and Rosa Delony, 1853-1863
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H927
ISBN: 9780881466041
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Greatly loved by those who served under him, Lieutenant Colonel William Gaston Delony possessed three admirable attributes: “commanding presence, bull dog courage, and superb generalship.” THE LEGION'S FIGHTING BULLDOG relays the story of a young man, on the cusp of a promising law career in the 1850s who comes to the conclusion that his way of life, and that of his neighbors, is about to change forever. Interwoven with those of his wife, Rosa Eugenia Huguenin, the Delony correspondence furnishes us a window into the lives of independent individuals during the Civil War who also happened to be well-placed in society due to birth. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Delony was well educated for the period. A lawyer prior to the war, his tremendous inherent tenacity and fighting ability made him the first Georgia Bulldog.

The Old Governor’s Mansion: Georgia’s First Executive Residence
By author: James C. Turner   Contributions by: Matthew S. Davis, Travis Byrd
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P466
ISBN: 9780881464443
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
The Old Governor’s Mansion served as the home of Georgia’s governors from 1839–1868. Considered to be one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the United States, the mansion was the stage on which the myriad complexities of politics and culture played out within the Empire State of the South.

The Paintings of Jimmy Carter
By author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P577
ISBN: 9780881466881
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
In the 1980s former President Jimmy Carter took up painting in his free time. Using his home woodworking shop as a studio, Carter has since produced more than a hundred works, capturing the landscapes and people of his beloved Plains, Georgia, and the far-flung places to which he has traveled to advance the work of the The Carter Center. This book showcases in one place for the first time, more than fifty of his favorite paintings. The works are accompanied by his own written narrative.

The Pinkest Party on Earth: Macon Georgia's International Cherry Blossom Festival
By author: Ed Grisamore
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P482
ISBN: 9780881464801
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
In his ninth book, THE PINKEST PARTY ON EARTH, Macon newspaper columnist Ed Grisamore tells the story of how a city wraps itself in pink each spring and has become the cherry blossom capital of the world, with more than 300,000 flowering cherry trees.

The Second Bud: Deserting the City for a Farm Winery
By artist: Martha M. Ezzard
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H875
ISBN: 9780881464559
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $25.00
Martha M. Ezzard and her physician husband John are among the pioneers in the movement of professionals trading busy city careers for a return to the land. While this story about saving a family farm is distinctly Southern, it typifies the national locally grown movement which has begun to sweep the country. Locally grown foods call for wines that are a taste of the local earth—what wine aficionados call the terroir, the soils and climate that give them unique flavors not found in California or Burgundy or anywhere other than, in this case, Tiger Mountain. The Ezzards undertook their risky wine growing venture in rural North Georgia where sweet tea has long been the drink of choice. John chose some unique European vinifera that would produce quality fruit in southeastern growing conditions, while Martha worried that she would be peddling such weird wine grapes out of the back of a pickup truck. Eventually, the forlorn looking sticks in the ground produced wines that won gold and silver medals in top east coast and California competitions.

The Seventh Mirror
By author: Terry Kay, Terry Kay
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H874
ISBN: 9780881464528
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
Like his father and grandfather before him, Fergus Greybar the Fourth travels the countryside in a wagon of carnival mirrors, pulled by two magnificent white horses named Look and See. As the Mirror Man, he is welcomed everywhere by children who find delight in seeing themselves take on strange and funny shapes when looking into the six mirrors that line the inside of his wagon. But there is another mirror, one of great magic—the Seventh Mirror. In it, children see themselves not as they are, but as they wish to be. It is the magic of the Seventh Mirror that the Mirror Man uses to return a young runaway girl named Sarah to her village of Whistletown. There, a frantic and comic search for her is taking place, involving everyone from the mayor and the police chief and the town poet to a cunning seasick pirate named Jake the Hunter and his fierce-looking dog Sniffer. They all play a major role in Sarah’s revealing discovery of the meaning of home. But Sarah is not the only person to find herself in the hidden magic of the Seventh Mirror. So does the Mirror Man.

The Stem of Jesse: The Costs of Community at a 1960's Southern School
By author: Will D. Campbell
Product Code: P242
ISBN: 9780865548565
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $20.00

The Strange Journey of the Confederate Constitution: And Other Stories from Georgia’s Historical Past
By author: William Rawlings
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H939
ISBN: 9780881466263
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
THE STRANGE JOURNEY OF THE CONFEDERATE CONSTITUTION is a collection of seventeen articles and essays on topics in Georgia and Southern history. Individual chapters are arranged by era and cover subjects ranging from The Great Yazoo Fraud of the 1790s, to Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Treasure of the 1860s, to the Reign of Terror visited by the Ku Klux Klan in Macon of the 1920s. While academic, the book’s varying topics are aimed at readers with a general interest in the intriguing and often convoluted history of the South.

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