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The Brothers of Bragg Jam: A Mother's Memoir
By author: Julie Wallace Bragg
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P566
ISBN: 9780881466584
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
Julie and Jim Bragg were grief-stricken when the sheriff and chaplain left--their sons Brax and Taylor, homebound on a July road trip, had been killed on a Texas highway. They asked God to send helpers if they were meant to survive this tragedy. Within the hour, as family gathered, baffling events occurred. A young stranger, clothed in white, visible only to Julie, walked slow circles in the yard. A new vase of lilies was on the piano, though no one had placed it there. Three weeks later, friends presented a memorial concert, calling it Bragg Jam, and the brothers' legacy was born.

Tommy Malone, Trial Lawyer: And the Light Shone Through...The Guiding Hand Shaping One of America’s Greatest Trial Lawyers
By author: Vincent Coppola   Foreword by: John C. Bell Jr.
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H952
ISBN: 9780881466621
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
The core question of this book: how a great lawyer who comes to represent important causes, emerges out of the racist, paternalistic, and self-perpetuating establishment of rural Georgia in the 1950s? What about Tommy Malone led him to take on the power structure in his community and begin representing people who were injured against prominent doctors and hospitals? It wasn't money because there wasn't any money to be made at that time. The answers are as varied as human experience, but undoubtedly, Malone sensed a "guiding hand" directing him to the good. There was no teacher or mentor to illumine the path forward, just the gradual accretion of experience, knowledge, insight, and pain on a sensitive soul, kindling fierce passion and righteous anger.

Parade’s End
By author: Sam Pickering
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P569
ISBN: 9780881466652
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Price: $18.00
PARADE'S END is a collection of familiar essays. The author is a meanderer, and PARADE'S END celebrates the passing drift of days and the quiet miracles of living. Trees bud, snow falls, and Christmas blooms green and red with joy and happiness. As Time passes, acquaintances vanish. In these essays the author cruises the Adriatic and the Caribbean, he summers on a farm in Nova Scotia, receives an honorary degree in Tennessee, and roams the fields and woods of Eastern Connecticut. During his travels he meets many improbable people, most of whom exist. However, he follows the advice of Oscar Wilde and does not degrade truth into facts.

Chased by the Wolf: A Life with Lupus and the Kidney Transplant That Saved It
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P571
ISBN: 9780881466713
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
In the summer of 1974, Jill Sauceman was ready to begin the nursing program at East Tennessee State University. During her college physical, at a small medical clinic in Nickelsville, Virginia, her doctor noticed something out of the ordinary. Suddenly, Jill's future plans were put on hold, when he discovered that her kidneys were not functioning properly. He diagnosed her with lupus nephritis, a disease she had never heard of before. Instead of preparing for college, she was made acutely aware of her own mortality at a young age. This book recounts her life story and how, in 1978, she met the person who would help her through the struggles and celebrate her triumphs. The marriage of Fred and Jill Sauceman has survived for almost forty years.

Another Five Big Mountains and Treks: A Regular Guy’s Guide to Climbing Mt. Rainier, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Fuji, the Inca Trail/Machu Picchu, and Cho Oyu
By author: David N. Schaeffer
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H954
ISBN: 9780881466737
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Price: $30.00
David Schaeffer recounts the everyday challenges of training, traveling, and attempting to stay up with younger climbers and professional guides, in his attempt to reach the summits of Mount Rainier in Washington State, Mount Fuji in Japan, and Cho Oyu in Western China (the sixth highest mountain in the world), and to complete the strenuous treks to Everest Base Camp and Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail.

Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle: Lessons from a Football Life, Revised
By author: Bill Curry
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H964
ISBN: 9780881466867
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
No sport rivals football for building character. In the scorching heat of two-a-days and the fierce combat of the gridiron, true leaders are born. Just ask Bill Curry, whose credentials for exploring the relationship between football and leadership include two Super Bowl rings and the distinction of having snapped footballs to Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas. In TEN MEN YOU MEET IN THE HUDDLE, Curry shares the wit, wisdom, and tough love of teammates and coaches who turned him from a next-to-last NFL draft pick into a two-time Pro Bowler. Learning from such giants as Vince Lombardi and Don Shula, Ray Nitschke and Bubba Smith, Bobby Dodd and even the indomitable George Plimpton, Curry led a football life of nonstop exploration packed with adventure and surprise. This enhanced and updated version examines and amplifies the pressing issues facing football today.

The Paintings of Jimmy Carter
By author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P577
ISBN: 9780881466881
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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.

A Giant from Georgia: The Life of U.S. Senator Walter F. George, 1878-1957
By author: Jamie H. Cockfield
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H955
ISBN: 9780881466768
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
This biography concentrates on the numerous legislative and diplomatic achievements of U.S. Senator Walter F. George (fl. 1922-1957), the son of a tenant farmer, who rose to become one of the most powerful men in the United States. His successes as a legislator (agricultural legislation, vocational education, work on the Bricker Amendment) and later in his role as a major authority on foreign policy made him a leader in the Senate. In his thirty-five year Senate career, George worked though the "Roaring Twenties," the Great Depression, American rearmament, World War II, and the Cold War. George made a positive mark on each of these historic events.

“The Showy Town of Savannah”: The Story of the Architect William Jay
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H965
ISBN: 9780881466898
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Price: $40.00
In December 1817, the English architect William Jay arrived at the busy port of Savannah, Georgia. In the coming four and a half years, he designed several public buildings and private residences in Savannah and a few structures in Charleston, South Carolina. All of his work was remarkable; yet, soon after his departure in 1822, only vague recollections of Jay survived in Savannah, and in Charleston he was forgotten altogether. Early in the twentieth century, Jay’s work was observed by a few prominent architectural historians, and accounts of his life and labors began to appear. He suffered many disappointments, but he gained remarkable achievements, not least of which was his lasting imprint on “showy Savannah.”

The Last Orator for the Millhands: William Jennings Bryan Dorn, 1916-2005
By author: Jack Roper
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H966
ISBN: 9780881466904
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
William Jennings Bryan Dorn was not a great man, but he was a great representative in all senses of the word (including U.S. congressman) for the middling class of millhands, small time farmers, small town businessmen, educators, and career military people who peopled his rural and small town third congressional district in the red hills of South Carolina. More, he was truly representative of the people, the Lincolnian phrase he adapted usefully to his political service in office from 1946 to 1975 and behind the scenes from 1976 to his declining years of the twenty-first century.

An Edgefield Planter and His World: The 1840s Journals of Whitfield Brooks
By author: James O. Farmer Jr.
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H968
ISBN: 9780881466928
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
AN EDGEFIELD PLANTER AND HIS WORLD opens a window on the life of an elite family and its circle in a now iconic place, during a crystalizing decade of the Antebellum era. By the time he began a new diary volume in 1840, Brooks (1790-1851) was among the richest men in a South Carolina district known for its cotton-and-slave-generated wealth. His journal reveals Brooks’s attentiveness to his plantation and farms, self-image as a paternal master, religious sensibility, genteel but honor-bound bearing, personal and family connections, perspective on politics, and the effects of debilitating headaches.

Florida Explored: The Philadelphia Connection in Bartram’s Tracks
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H969
ISBN: 9780881466935
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
This unique natural history exploration of Florida by members and correspondents of America’s first research natural history museum, Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences, reveals the science of discovery and collection of unknown plants, animals, fossils, and artifacts of ancient peoples. The early naturalists, Thomas Say, Titian Peale, Thomas Nuttall, John James Audubon, John LeConte, John Torrey, Hardy Croom, Alvan Chapman, Asa Gray, Clarence Moore, Henry Fowler, Henry Pilsbry, Francis Harper, and others were inspired to explore Florida in the tracks of William Bartram, the colonial explorer of British East and West Florida and author in 1791 of TRAVELS.

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