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Never Put a Ten-Dollar Tree in a Ten-Cent Hole….and Other Stories
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H822
ISBN: 9780881462333
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
Taking the title from his dad’s sage advice, Grisamore’s seventh book, Never Put a Ten-Dollar Tree in a Ten-Cent Hole, pays tribute to everything from fatherhood to everyday heroes, as well as good sports and Good Samaritans in a collection of more than 100 newspaper columns and essays. Grisamore takes the reader from the smallest church in America to an oldfashioned country store to the nursing home where a munchkin from the Wizard of Oz now lives and the Mississippi town where Elvis was born. He also shares his thoughts about his personal journey and the delights of the writing life.

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.

Tramp’s Wallet, A
By author: Sam Pickering
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P424
ISBN: 9780881462357
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
In A Tramp’s Wallet, Sam Pickering spends six months roaming Australia and New Zealand, tramping landscapes pocked by sheep stations, art galleries and bakeries, and always libraries, their dusty shelves troves quick with life and literature. The saunterings of one of America’s best and most popular essayists stretch the seams of A Tramp’s Wallet. Far from the hoes and saws that prune days into convention, life flourishes, and this book is weedy and rankly rich with thought and description. “Lord,” St. Odo of Cluny said on his deathbed, “I have loved the beauty of thy house.” Pickering records his love of that house, and, if truth must out, his love for a few neglected out buildings—barns and backhouses, even the ramshakled huts of thought.

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.

Gone With the Wind : The Three Day Premiere in Atlanta
By author: Herb Bridges
Product Code: P431
ISBN: 9780881462456
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Gone With the Wind is one of the most beloved novels and movies of all time. Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel has sold millions of copies world-wide and has been translated into numerous languages. This photographic essay contains photographs of the stars, of Atlanta before, during, and after the premiere event, and of the citizens of the city who turned out not just for the movie but for receptions, the premiere ball, and other events. From movie stars to horse-drawn carriages, from a transformed theater to Gone With the Wind merchandise, this is the book that takes you back to an event often neglected in the Gone With the Wind 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.

Writing on Napkins at the Sunshine Club: An Anthology of Poets Writing in Macon
Edited by: Kevin Cantwell
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P432
ISBN: 9780881462517
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $27.00
Writing on Napkins at the Sunshine Club is a collection of poems written by some of Middle Georgia's most gifted poets. This charming collection exemplifies life in the South during the twentieth century. Including work by David Bottoms, Poet Laureate of Georgia, this book is one you'll want on your shelf.

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.

Washed in the Blood
By author: Lisa Alther
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H832
ISBN: 9780881462579
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $26.00
This unique three-part novel assumes that, regardless of what Americans learn in school, the Southeast was not a barren wilderness when the English arrived at Jamestown. Based on extensive research into the racial mixing that occurred in the early years of southeastern settlement, this provocative multigenerational story shows that these people did not simply vanish. You will not be able to put this novel down without wondering, “Where will it take me next?”

Richard Brevard Russell Jr.: A Life of Consequence
By author: Sally Russell
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H834
ISBN: 9780881462593
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
In 1897, the year Richard Brevard Russell, Jr. was born, the world was poised for a dramatic swing into a century that would see more changes than almost all other centuries of human history combined. This book acquaints the reader with a fascinating and complex man of contrasts. An ardent segregationist, a Georgia farm boy, and intense family man, Russell's personal story makes good reading.

Serving the Old Dominion: A History of Christopher Newport University, 1958-2011
By author: Phillip Hamilton
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H836
ISBN: 9780881462647
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
This book tells the story of Virginia's youngest state university during the late twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries. Opened in 1961 in Newport News as a commuter school with 170 students, Christopher Newport University (CNU) today is a highly selective college serving 5,000 students from across the state and is a vital part of life on the Virginia Peninsula.

Gridiron Glory Days: Football at Mercer, 1892-1942
By author: Robert E. Wilder
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P439
ISBN: 9780881462678
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
“The ball was round, the equipment was homemade, and the rules were uncertain, but that game the boys were playing on the lawn at Mercer University in 1892 was football.” Thus begins this colorful history of football at Mercer University. This volume describes in sharp and clear detail the history and evolution of college football as played by the Mercer University team from 1892–1942. After a seventy-year hiatus, the Mercer Bears will once again take the field in the fall of 2013.

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