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In the Land of the Living: Wartime Letters by Confederates from the Chattahoochee Valley of Alabama and Georgia
Edited by: Ray Mathis   With: Douglas Clare Purcell
Product Code: H901
ISBN: 9780881465242
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
This unique book, originally published in a limited edition in 1982 and out of print for many years, is the most comprehensive collection of Civil War letters written by residents of Southeastern Alabama and Southwestern Georgia to be published. Poignant in emotion, informative in detail, and broad in scope, the correspondence contained here provides us with a unique opportunity to understand the Civil War and its effect on individuals and families from an intensely personal perspective. The writers, the great majority of them unlettered and expressing themselves in a disarmingly honest manner in their heartfelt missives, collectively paint a compelling portrait of a watershed moment in national history from a regional viewpoint. They make well-known events tangible and lesser-known sidebars illuminating.

The Ape-Slayer and Other Snapshots : A Collection of Random Writings
By author: Shipp
Product Code: H427
ISBN: 9780865545717
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00

Sidetracked: Two Women, Two Cameras, and Lunches on Sherman’s Trail
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P531
ISBN: 9780881465754
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
SIDETRACKED is a series of stories which chronicle the zigzag adventures of two authors searching for a better understanding of their state. Milam Propst and Jaclyn White are good friends who enjoy the creative process, love to chat, dine, and explore out-of-the-way places. Their initial plan was to trace Sherman’s March to the Sea and visit some of Georgia’s 3,000 plus historic markers along the way. While the journey would not necessarily spotlight the Civil War, Sherman’s path would provide them with a specific route. There was one slight disadvantage to the plan. Neither of the writers have any sense of direction. Because of this, they got sidetracked often, made countless U-turns, and frequently found fascinating stories by accident.

A Georgia Native Plant Guide
By author: Tina Samuels
Product Code: P319
ISBN: 9780865548787
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $23.00
Georgia Native Plant Guide is the first native plant guide that focuses on Georgia. It is not simply a guide to plants that can be found in Georgia, but those native to Georgia. Each species native to the Peach State is listed by its scientific name and given a brief description of its appearance and attributes. A beautiful and helpful book, it is for anyone interested in the environment, Georgia, or the natural world around us.

A Very Special Gift : The Story of the Legacy of Emily Fisher Crum and Remer Hamilton Crum
Product Code: H608
ISBN: 9780865548053
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $25.00

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.

The Second Coming of the Invisible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s
By author: William Rawlings
Product Code: P556
ISBN: 9780881466430
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Fifty years after the end of the Civil War, William Joseph Simmons, a failed Methodist minister, formed a fraternal order that he called The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Organized primarily as a money-making scheme, it shared little but its name with the Ku Klux Klan of the Reconstruction Era. With its avowed creed of “One Hundred Percent Americanism,” support of Protestant Christian values, white supremacy, and the rejection of all things foreign, this new Klan became, for a brief period of time in the mid-1920s, one of America’s most powerful social and political organizations.

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.

Clarence Jordan: A Radical Pilgrimage in Scorn of the Consequences
By author: Frederick L. Downing   Foreword by: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H943
ISBN: 9780881466324
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Using a corpus of family letters, his FBI file, and a series of interviews, Frederick L. Downing portrays Clarence Jordan as a pioneer (on the frontier of the New South), a prophet, and a moral exemplar. As a New Testament Greek scholar and founder of Koinonia Farm, there were two distinctive poles to the prophetic nature of Jordan’s life and work: one which sought to critique and dismantle the status quo, and the other which attempted to evoke a new way of being.

The Proffitts of Ridgewood: An Appalachian Family’s Life in Barbecue
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P550
ISBN: 9780881466270
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Fresh hams cook slowly for eight hours over hickory wood as smoke drifts through Bullock’s Hollow in Northeast Tennessee. It’s a smell both ancient and alluring. The technique is as old as cooking itself. Gas and electricity play no part. Wood, fire, and smoke are the elements. Pressures to modernize are constant, but labor-intensive tradition prevails at Ridgewood Barbecue near Bluff City. The restaurant has been located at the same spot since 1948, and it has been owned and operated by the Proffitt family all that time. THE PROFFITTS OF RIDGEWOOD: AN APPALACHIAN FAMILY'S LIFE IN BARBECUE, by Fred W. Sauceman, tells a story of persistence, respect for tradition, and loyalty to the land.

Rise and Shine!: A Southern Son’s Treasury of Food, Family, and Friends
By author: Johnathon Scott Barrett   Foreword by: Janis Owens
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H907
ISBN: 9780881465426
Availability: In stock
Price: $27.00
RISE AND SHINE! is an engaging, funny, and poignant memoir about a Southern son and his life’s relationship with food. Johnathon Barrett takes you on a decades-long journey of culinary exploration. Successfully melding those early days of learning the basics of Southern fare and later stretching his culinary skills, Barrett demonstrates in this narrative his formula for a successful casual dinner or a formal black tie affair. With several menus and 100 recipes ranging from down-home picnic offerings such as ‘Joyce’s Don’t Mess with Success Pimento Cheese’ to a magnificent platter of ‘Grouper Meunière,’ the author provides a wonderful array of delights for contemporary cooks. This culinary love letter to Barrett’s parents and other loved ones who raised him will make you laugh, maybe shed a tear, and fill your hearts with a renewed appreciation for the magic that can happen in a family’s kitchen.

Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City Alabama, The
Product Code: H462
ISBN: 9780865546134
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $30.00
This gripping narrative of the events that crippled Phenix City, Alabama, is the story of how hard times in the Depression led a mayor to barter immunity from prosecution to gamblers and gangsters in exchange for money to save the town from going into receivership. By mid-century the criminal element managed to buy or infiltrate every office of government in the city.

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