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A Heart for Any Fate : The Biography of Richard Brevard Russell, Sr.
By author: Sally Russell
Product Code: H628
ISBN: 9780865549579
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
Born in 1861, eldest in a while, middle-class Southern family that lost everything in the Civil War, Richard Russell grew up consumed with ambition to make a name for himself. His dream was to found an outstanding family and to hold the three highest offices in Georgia: chief justice of the Supreme Court, governor, and United States senator. In striving for these ambitions, he married twice and ran for public office seventeen times.

The Craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter
By author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H948
ISBN: 9780881466447
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
"When we prepared to leave Washington in January 1981, my White House staff and cabinet members took up a collection to buy me a going-away gift," says Jimmy Carter. "My friends then gave the collected funds to Sears, Roebuck and Co., with directions to supply me with whatever tools and equipment I needed for a completely furnished woodworking shop in what had been our garage. This has turned out to be one of the best gifts of my life, and I have devoted a good portion of my spare time to developing my skills and designing and building furniture."

Last to Join the Fight:The 66th Georgia Infantry
By author: Daniel Cone
Product Code: H882
ISBN: 9780881464757
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
More than five dozen regiments from Georgia fought for the Southern Confederacy; one of these was the 66th Georgia Infantry. Raised and commanded by early-war veteran James Cooper Nisbet, the 66th assembled at Macon in summer 1863, suffered through a winter of discontent in Dalton, charged into enemy fire at Peach Tree Creek and Atlanta, and slogged through the rain and mud of Franklin and Nashville before surrendering. LAST TO JOIN THE FIGHT offers not a noble epic about valiant fighting men, but rather the bloody-ground truths about the Civil War from the vantage point of those who entered it towards the end.

The Second Coming of the Invisible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s
By author: William Rawlings
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H917
ISBN: 9780881465617
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Price: $29.00
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 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. This original and meticulously researched history of America’s second Ku Klux Klan presents many new and fascinating insights into this unique and important episode in American History.

Militiamen, Rangers And Redcoats : The Military In Georgia, 1754-1776
By author: James M. Johnson
Product Code: P274
ISBN: 9780865549104
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00
With this examination of the military establishment in colonial Georgia, Johnson fills the largest single gap in the record of the pre-Revolutionary armed forces on the southern frontier. But Militiamen, Rangers, and Redcoats does more. It makes a major contribution to the perennial debate over the military capacity of the citizen-soldier—an issue of special pertinence for the 1990s.

I Have Told You and Told You
By author: Elizabeth Cox
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P468
ISBN: 9780881464474
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $18.00
These poems, written over a period of thirty years, reflect both the experience of growing up and growing old. The poems seek to find a primitive connection to a natural world that is fast disappearing. They look at what is lost and what is still present, though ignored, in twenty-first-century life. The familiar subjects of love, death, disaster, discovery, grief, loss, and joy are explored; but the underlying power that keeps emerging lies in the need to rely on images that try to speak a language that cannot be spoken, of music/rhythm to enter that familiar place of the heart, and of a river, the Tennessee River, that drives the heart of this poet.

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.

Washed in the Blood
By author: Lisa Alther
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H832
ISBN: 9780881462579
Product Format: Hardback
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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?”

White columns in Hollywood: Reports from the Gone With the Wind Sets
By author: Susan Myrick
Product Code: P037
ISBN: 9780865542457
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $35.00
When the famous “Gone With the Wind” novel was taken to Hollywood, Margaret Mitchell sent Susan Myrick to make sure the setting accurately represented Georgia. This collection of Myrick’s “reports” back to Georgia gives an insider’s view of the making of Hollywood’s greatest movie.

Sass Menagerie, The
By author: Robert L. Steed
Product Code: H125
ISBN: 9780929264066
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $25.00

A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff: The Great Recession and The Death of Small Town Georgia
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H866
ISBN: 9780881464313
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff recounts the rise and fall of Georgia’s rural population as told through the story of Charles Graves Rawlings. His life followed that of cotton-based agriculture after the Civil War and along with it the rise and fall of Georgia’s small towns. From modest beginnings as a liveryman, he acquired nearly 40,000 acres of land, as well as a bank, a railroad, and diverse other businesses. By 1920, he was one of the state’s wealthier men, with a loving wife and family, and powerful political connections. Five years later he was facing a sentence of life in prison for his role in the alleged murder of his first cousin, Gus Tarbutton.

Well Worth Stopping To See: Antebellum Columbus, Georgia, Through the Eyes of Travelers
By author: Mike Bunn
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P520
ISBN: 9780881465495
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
This book chronicles—through the eyes of a range of visitors—the first quarter century of the development of Columbus, Georgia. A planned city located at the head of navigation on the Chattahoochee River, the city underwent a remarkably swift transformation from isolated frontier town to Deep South commercial hub between its founding in 1828 and the eve of the Civil War. Included is a driving tour of historic sites that will enable readers to appreciate the town’s robust antebellum architectural heritage and better understand the contours of life within the borders of the original city carved from the wilderness nearly two centuries ago.

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