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The Book of Marie
By author: Terry Kay, Terry Kay
Product Code: P511
ISBN: 9780881465532
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
In spring 1962, a young black girl named Etta Hemsley is killed at a civil rights demonstration on a university campus in Atlanta. The next day, the home of Jovita Curry, a black woman in Overton, Georgia, is burned. Both events are etched into the memory of Cole Bishop and eerily play out the predictions of a former classmate named Marie Fitzpatrick. Both Cole and Marie are high school seniors when they first meet in fall 1954. Cole, like his classmates, is a native-born Southerner influenced by the traditions of segregation as a way of life. Marie is a recent transplant from Washington, DC, a brilliant and assertive nonconformist with bold predictions about a new world that is about to be ushered in by the force of desegregation. Included in her prophecy is a warning for Cole that will cause him to leave the South to live and teach in Vermont. The odd friendship between the two of them continues after high school in a series of tender and revealing letters. THE BOOK OF MARIE is the story of a generation—whites and blacks—who ignited the war of change. Yet, it is also as much about the power of place— the finding of home—as it is about the history of events.

The Bookbinder : More Stories from the Road
By author: Jackie K. Cooper
Product Code: P405
ISBN: 9780881461787
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00

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.

The CEO as Urban Statesman
By author: Sam A. Williams
Product Code: H895
ISBN: 9780881465105
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Sam Williams is one of the nation's leading experts in urban competitiveness. Over seventeen years at the helm of a top chamber of commerce and twenty-two years as a partner in a global architect-development company, Williams earned a national reputation for harnessing the power of CEOs to make cities thrive. With their long-term view and the ability to garner support from many sectors, CEOs can often successfully address urban challenges too big for political and bureaucratic leaders to solve alone. In The CEO as Urban Statesman, Williams uses case studies to argue that business leaders can and should contribute to their communities by using their business skills to solve public policy problems--and he tells them how to do it. These projects are all different, but they share common themes. Williams explores each case in detail, distilling best practices as well as cautionary tales for business leaders who want to help their cities thrive.

The Color of All Things: 99 Love Poems
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Product Code: P503
ISBN: 9780881465235
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00

Moving and filled with unexpected ideas and imagery, The Color of All Things is a love letter from one man to one woman, but it offers love from each of us to all of us. Brimming with a touching and generous joy, this is a book of everyday needs that can only be filled with a genuine and lasting love. This is the third volume of poetry from Philip Lee Williams, following on his Elegies for the Water and his national book of the year (Books and Culture magazine) The Flower Seeker: An Epic Poem of William Bartram. Like his other volumes of poetry, The Color of All Things moves slowly through the natural world without sentimentality but with surefooted grace and lovely rhythms. Georgia poet laureate Judson Mitcham says that in Williams’s poetry we hear “the distinctive voice of a poet who knows how to tell the stories that matter, how to hold still and take a good look at the natural world and let himself be filled with praise, a poet who knows how to find the right prayer and how to pray it.”


The Courthouse and the Depot : The Architecture of Hope in an Age of Despair : A Narrative Guide to Railroad Expansion and Its Impact on Public Architecture in Georgia, 1833-1910
By author: Wilber W. Caldwell
Product Code: H564
ISBN: 9780865547483
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $50.00
The Courthouse and Depot in Georgia, 1833-1910 is a narrative catalog of Georgia’s nineteenth-century public architecture and a complete history of the hundreds of rural railroad lines that covered the state in this period.

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."

The Doc Schneider Songbook: Homemade Songs 1974-2016
By composer: Doc Schneider
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P546
ISBN: 9780881466201
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
In words and music, songs and photographs, this captivating songbook tells the story of a mostly unknown homemade singer-songwriter. A lawyer by day and night, and a songwriter in between, Doc Schneider has written more than 100 songs over the last four decades and released three albums--Choices & Chances, Second Chances, and Songs & Stories Live--all available through iTunes, CD Baby, YouTube, Spotify, and Pandora. His songs have found a few dedicated listeners across the United States and in tiny pockets around the world in Bruges, Paris, Malta, and elsewhere.

The Empire State of the South : Georgia History in Documents and Essays
Product Code: H758
ISBN: 9780881461107
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $50.00
The Empire State of the South: Georgia History in Documents and Essays offers teachers of Georgia history an alternative to the traditional narrative textbook. This text includes 129 primary documents (including speeches, newspaper columns, letters, treaties, laws, proclamations, state constitutions, court decisions, and more) and 33 essays on various topics of Georgia history. The thirty-three essays are excerpts from larger pieces that were written by specialists in Georgia history. Georgia has indeed had a colorful history and The Empire State of the South tells that story.

The Empire State of the South: Georgia History in Documents and Essays
Product Code: P377
ISBN: 9780881461114
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $28.00
The Empire State of the South: Georgia History in Documents and Essays offers teachers of Georgia history an alternative to the traditional narrative textbook. This text includes 129 primary documents (including speeches, newspaper columns, letters, treaties, laws, proclamations, state constitutions, court decisions, and more) and 33 essays on various topics of Georgia history. The thirty-three essays are excerpts from larger pieces that were written by specialists in Georgia history. Georgia has indeed had a colorful history and The Empire State of the South tells that story.

The Filming of Gone With the Wind
By author: Herb Bridges
Product Code: P180
ISBN: 9780865546219
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
This photographic essay illustrates the daily activities on the set of Gone With the Wind, including pictures taken by studio photographers and crew members.

The Flower Hunter and the People: William Bartram in the Native American Southeast
Edited by: Matthew Jennings
Product Code: P485
ISBN: 9780881464832
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00
William Bartram has rightly been hailed as an astute, perceptive chronicler of Native American societies. In some ways he was able to see beyond the dominant ideologies of his day, some of which divided the world’s peoples into categories based on perceived savagism and civility. This was a noble effort, and worthy of praise more than two centuries later. Bartram could also use Native American civilization as a foil for an emerging white American society he saw as crass and grasping. Writing in this romantic mode, he was capable of downplaying the extent to which Native communities were fully part of the modern world that they and European invaders created together.