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Georgia: A Brief History
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P446
ISBN: 9780881462791
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Here, for the first time is a brief, balanced, and up-to-date history of Georgia from the early Native Americans to the twenty-first century. Based on the most recent research, Georgia: A Brief History surveys the people and events that shaped our state's history in a style that reads easily and flows effortlessly.

Reading Life: On Books, Memory, and Travel
By author: Michael Pearson
Product Code: P502
ISBN: 9780881465211
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Price: $24.00
A unique blend of memoir, literary appreciation, and travel narrative, Reading Life is a series of interrelated essays tracking the relationship between books and experience, dramatizing and reflecting on how stories lead us into the world, and how we transform that engagement with the world back into personal narrative. A love story about books and travel, Reading Life is, by turns, comic and serious. Chapters shift in tone—from a lyrical quality akin to Adam Gopnik’s to a tongue-in-cheek humor reminiscent of Ian Frazier’s. The book transports the reader from the high desert landscape of Cather’s New Mexico and the rocky coastline of E. B. White’s Maine to the pilgrimage paths of Cervantes’s Spain and the hallucinogenic heat of Bowles’s Morocco. At the heart of Reading Life is the belief that stories are vital to our existence. Pearson invokes the same spirit that Tim O’Brien did in The Things They Carried when he said, “Stories are for joining the past to the future… Stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing to remember except the story.” Books, like travel, compel us to venture into new worlds, to renew our acquaintance with old ones, and, ultimately, to learn how to see. Books are both window and mirror, allowing a view of something deep in us and a glimpse of some distant truth beyond what is familiar and known. Willie Morris, former editor of Harper’s, said, “Michael Pearson is one of our nation’s finest memoirists.”

Kierkegaard's Metaphors
By author: Jamie Lorentzen
Product Code: H548
ISBN: 9780865547315
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $39.95
Kierkegaard’s Metaphors is a comprehensive discussion of how metaphor is informed by and befits Kierkegaard’s entire authorship. It surveys contemporary Kierkegaardian literature that either directly or tangentially addresses Kierkegaard’s metaphorical style, and literature by literary scholars, poets, and writers who address esthetic, philosophical, ethical, and religious implications of metaphor that are on par with Kierkegaard’s treatment of metaphor.

George S. Counts and American Civilization: The Educator as Social Theorist
By author: Gerald Lee Gutek
Product Code: H082
ISBN: 9780865540910
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
George S. Counts attempted to create a “civilizational” philosophy of education by analyzing American civilization’s social, political, economic, and cultural institutions. His analysis caused him to become a social critic and a political activist at crucial periods during his career.

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
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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.

Invisible Hero: Patrick R. Cleburne
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H756
ISBN: 9780881461084
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Invisible Hero: Patrick R. Cleburne presents a level of detail that is unsurpassed in the study of this significant figure, focusing on the military and political aspects of his service while avoiding the social or personal sidelights found in a general biography. Battles and movements are explained in an objective light, exposing his triumphs as well as his failures, his assets as well as his shortcomings. The result has been an analysis of a man unappreciated by his own government, yet widely regarded as the finest infantry officer in the Western Theatre.

Shakespeare’s Prince: The Interpretation of the Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth
By author: Guy Story Brown
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H868
ISBN: 9780881464337
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth is Shakespeare’s most thoughtful history play—it was about this play that Schlegel made his famous comment that “Shakespeare was as profound a historian as a poet.” Yet, this last play, Shakespeare’s lone Tudor history, was popular at its first playing and has proven a crowd pleaser whenever it has been performed. Ever seductive in its trappings of power and emphatic pomp and pageantry, it delineates in a political way the characters of England’s most surpassing statesman and her finest queen, as well as of the king thought most infamous of all by celebrated later English writers like Hazlitt and Dickens.

Letters to Amanda : The Civil War Letters of Marion Hill Fitzpatrick, Army of Northern Virginia
Product Code: H444
ISBN: 9780865545915
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $29.95
These are the letters of Sergeant Major Marion Hill Fitzpatrick, soldier in the 45th Georgia Regiment in the Army of Northern Virginia. The letters testify to the humanity, courage, and dedication of the civil war soldier. With amazing literary style and philosophical perception, Fitzpatrick's letters tell the story of the Civil War, and, to the reader's surprise, the end of the letters is stunning.

Richard Peters : champion of the new South
By author: Royce Shingleton
Product Code: H117
ISBN: 9780865541269
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
This biography tells the story of Richard Peters, superintendent of Georgia Railroad who renamed the community of Marthasville to Atlanta and scientific farmer whose experiments brought much prosperity to the New South.

In Pursuit: A Novel
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P473
ISBN: 9780881464542
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $20.00
Creek half-blood and survivor of the Creek Indian War, Joie Kincaid and the nemesis she rescued from certain death after the Massacre at Fort Mims are kidnapped from a tea room in London. Joie awakens with amnesia—after having been struck on the head—to find herself in the hold of a ship sailing to the pirate Gasparilla’s lair in Charlotte Harbour and bound to a man she finds strangely familiar.

The Painted Clock and Other Poems
By author: Stephen Bluestone
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P564
ISBN: 9780881466553
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Price: $16.00
Many voices, including perhaps that of God, can be heard in the title poem of Stephen Bluestone's THE PAINTED CLOCK, a dramatic meditation on the journey to Treblinka, the death camp itself, and the ultimate destination within the camp, the death chamber. Within the camp, history comes to an end and Nature as we know it is abolished. Using Treblinka as a setting, Bluestone examines man's relationship with God. Having granted man the power of moral choice, can God, too, become a victim of the Holocaust? The title poem of this volume is a powerful exploration of the covenant, if any, between the Creator and the created.

Always Reforming : A History of Christianity Since 1300
By author: Craig Atwood
Product Code: P205
ISBN: 9780865546790
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $35.00
One of the most important slogans of the Protestant Reformation was the Latin phrase Ecclesia semper reformanda--"the Church is always reforming." This theological principle, so central to the work of the Reformers, is the unifying theme of Craig D. Atwood's history of Christianity in the modern era.

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