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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.

Father Mercer: The Story of a Baptist Statesman
By author: Anthony L. Chute
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P436
ISBN: 9780881462623
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Father Mercer tells the story of the life and labors of Jesse Mercer, a leader in Georgia Baptist life during the first half of the nineteenth century. Yet, rather than telling the story of a larger-than-life pastor with whom few “ordinary” pastors can identify, the books reveals how one who is faithful in small things can, over time, bear much fruit for the Lord.

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
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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.

Life of Dreams: The Good Times of Sportswriter Fred Russell
By author: Andrew Derr
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H841
ISBN: 9780881462784
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
Life of Dreams is the first complete biography of Fred McFerrin Russell, one of the all-time stars in sports journalism. This biography details how the Vanderbilt man started with the Nashville Banner in the late 1920s, ascended to Sports Editor and remained with this paper loyally for sixty-nine years. Russell built long-lasting relationships with coaches, players, and other writers in the business, and he wrote with a style that reflected his personality: fair, informative, and always with a sense of humor. He was a storyteller, whether it was athletes such as Bobby Jones or Red Grange; or coaches such as Red Sanders or Paul “Bear” Bryant, one of his closest friends. Outliving almost all of his contemporaries, Russell rubbed elbows with some of the greats of the twentieth century, with men such as Sparky Anderson, George Steinbrenner, Archie Manning, Vince Dooley, and Lou Holtz.

A Never-Ending Groove: Johnny Sandlin’s Musical Odyssey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H839
ISBN: 9780881462760
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Referred to by the late Jerry Wexler as one of the men most responsible for the Southern Rock sound that came out of Macon, Georgia, in the ’70s, Johnny Sandlin’s music career began in the early ’60s playing with many legendary musicians, including fellow HourGlass band members, Paul Hornsby, Pete Carr and Gregg and Duane Allman. A Capricorn studio rhythm section player, he later became a recording engineer, producer and vice-president of Capricorn Records and head of A&R. Sandlin also produced, mixed, and mastered albums for the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman, Gregg and Cher, Richard Betts, Johnny Jenkins, Elvin Bishop, Wet Willie, Bonnie Bramlett, Alex Taylor, Cowboy, Delbert McClinton, Widespread Panic and many others.

Prisoner of Southern Rock: A Memoir
By author: Michael Buffalo Smith   Foreword by: Billy Bob Thornton
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H847
ISBN: 9780881463811
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $27.00
Prisoner of Southern Rock is the unlikely story of one Southern boy’s rise from near poverty to a respected Southern music historian, specializing in the sub-genre known as Southern Rock. The book traces Smith’s journey from his meager beginnings in upstate South Carolina to his work as a musician and journalist during his college years and his destined founding of the Southern rock magazine Gritz following a near-death experience from a chronic bacterial infection. Prisoner of Southern Rock also includes never before seen photographs, quotes from Southern Rock’s finest, and an annotated list of the 100 Defining Moments in the History of Southern Rock.

Cancer and Healing: Memoirs of Gratitude and Hope
Edited by: Charles W. Deweese
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P450
ISBN: 9780881463439
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $20.00
Cancer and Healing: Memoirs of Gratitude and Hope provides first-person glimpses into the cancer experiences of eighteen Baptists. In fact, every person connected with this book, including the publishing director, editor, and writers, has had and/or currently has cancer. Their very lives comprise the primary resources of this work. They share passionately about their own survival experiences and compassionately for those who do not survive and for those for whom the announcement of cancer may picture into their tomorrows. These writers, male and female, white and black, live in ten states. They have suffered various cancers: carcinoma, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, melanoma, and others, which have affected many parts of their bodies and emotions. They have not written to make money. All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Restless Fires: Young John Muir's Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867–68
By author: James B. Hunt
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H855
ISBN: 9780881463927
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $29.00
Restless Fires provides a detailed rendering of John Muir’s thousand-mile walk to the Gulf based on both manuscript and published accounts. Hunt particularly examines the development of Muir’s environmental thought as a young adult. The legacy of this walk is found in Muir’s perceptive insights generated in part by his background and reading, and by his experience with the Southern environment and its people and plants during the walk.

Restless Fires: Young John Muir's Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867–68
By author: James B. Hunt
Product Code: P457
ISBN: 9780881463934
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Restless Fires provides a detailed rendering of John Muir’s thousand-mile walk to the Gulf based on both manuscript and published accounts. Hunt particularly examines the development of Muir’s environmental thought as a young adult. This is one of the first books on John Muir’s thousand-mile walk that places his journey in the context of the Civil War and Reconstruction, to which Muir gave only passing witness.

A Miracle of Grace: An Autobiograpgy
By author: E. Glenn Hinson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H856
ISBN: 9780881463941
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
This is the story of Glenn Hinson’s life—A Miracle of Grace— “for I stand with mouth agape as I look back from where I am at age eighty toward where my story began.” With degrees from some of the world’s most noted schools (Washington University in St Louis, Southern Seminary, Oxford University), Hinson has taught in some of America’s most distinguished educational institutions (Southern Seminary, Wake Forest University, Catholic University of America, Notre Dame, Emory University), and has played a modest role in some of the most momentous ecumenical developments in Christian history since the Reformation of the sixteenth century. Who could have foreseen much less predicted any of those happenings from a glance at his early years growing up in dire poverty in the Missouri Ozarks during the Great Depression?

Peace Warrior: A Memoir from the Front
By author: Daniel L. Buttry
Product Code: P455
ISBN: 9780881464009
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Born into the warrior culture of a military family, Daniel Buttry’s Christian faith led him to become a nonviolent activist. Peace Warrior provides an inside, firsthand look at peace training, nonviolent struggle, and mediation in conflict zones around the world. Set at the front lines of conflict, Peace Warrior is infused with a bright hope from Buttry’s work alongside little-known heroes who have built peace amid the harshest environments.

Murder in the State Capitol: The Biography of Lt. Col. Robert Augustus Alston (1832-1879)
By author: Pamela Chase Hain
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H865
ISBN: 9780881464306
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Follow the transformation of Robert Augustus Alston from a nineteenth-century slave owner and white supremacist to crusader for reform in the treatment of mostly black convicts in post-war Georgia. In his own words, Alston went to war to defend his ownership of slaves. During the Civil War, Alston served under General John Hunt Morgan initially as his adjutant and later in command of a brigade. In 1864, his strong sense of honor caused him to become disillusioned by the robberies and depredations of Morgan’s troops and he reported Morgan to authorities for not investigating them.

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