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The Governors Of Georgia: Third Edition 1754-2004
By author: James F. Cook
Product Code: P305
ISBN: 9780865549548
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $22.00
This classic book on the Governors of Georgia is now available including the governorships of Zell Miller, Roy Barnes, and Sonny Perdue. Perfect for class-room use, this readable and reliable text is newly typeset and includes new photographs.

The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893
Product Code: P249
ISBN: 9780865548671
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00
Heartbreaking and true, The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893 details human courage and perseverance in the face of the second most fatal hurricane in US history. On a Sunday evening in August 1893, a massive hurricane slammed into South Carolina and Georgia at high tide. The howling winds and pounding waters struck hardest at the Gullah communities along the coastal islands. Stunned by the sudden fury of the storm, the island dwellers took extraordinary measures to protect themselves. Clearly, they were no match for what many referred to as the “cyclone.” By the time the waters ebbed and the winds subsided, 2,000 or more had drowned and tens of thousands were left homeless, hungry, and destitute. Neither the US Congress nor South Carolina’s state legislature appropriated funds to assist the stricken people. Fortunately, Clara Barton, founder and president of the American Red Cross, took charge. In the first hurricane relief and recovery effort of the Red Cross, individuals and private charities sustained the survivors with grits and pork for almost a year. Rebuilding homes, food supplies, and spirits was a long arduous process. For the next sixty years, residents of one community held vigils every August, praying to be spared from such a catastrophe ever again.

The Greatest Champion that Never Was: The Life of W. L. “Young” Stribling
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H828
ISBN: 9780881462524
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
William Lawrence Stribling, Jr. was born in a small southern Georgia town in 1904. He should have lived out his years in that rural setting, but he became a professional prizefighter by the age of sixteen. Though a fatal accident kept him from winning the championship title he sought, “Young" Stribling was true to himself and the values with which he had been raised. This book tells his story.

The Greats of Cuttercane
By author: Terry Kay, Terry Kay
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H827
ISBN: 9780881462494
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $22.00
When Asa Holbrook Staggs stepped into the cold-water spring that would later bear his name, he was drunk. The date was November 18, 1914. He pulled himself from the water, sober, cold, and converted to a new life in the Lord. Thus began the legend of Asa's Spring. The Greats of Cuttercane tells the stories of people in Cuttercane, Georgia, the place of Asa's Spring. Written in the edged-in-humor style of caricature, these stories are still shared daily in the South.

The Greening of Georgia : The Improvement of the Environment in the Twentieth Century
By author: R. Harold Brown
Product Code: P323
ISBN: 9780865549821
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
In The Greening of Georgia: The Improvement of the Environment in the Twentieth Century, agricultural scientist R. Harold Brown argues that while there is much left to do in environmental preservation, Georgia's environment is better than any time in the previous 100 years, despite the industrial and residential developement and a near quadrupling of the population at the end of the twentieth century. Since the 1940s, topsoil erosion has been reduced to a minor problem, forests now cover at least three million more acres, and wetlands appear nearly as extensive as in colonial days. Industrial growth increased pollution of streams, but dumping of untreated waste has been stopped, water-related human diseases have virtually disappeared, and fish have returned. Atlanta's air is clearer than at mid-century when there were four times the concentration of particles and sulfur dioxide. No air pollutant is higher than in the 1970s and most are much lower. Georgia's water and air are the cleanest they have been in fifty years. Wildlife is more plentiful and diverse; the white-tail deer population has increased to nuisance levels, new species of songbirds have moved into the state, and the bluebird population has increased nearly five percent each year since 1966.

The Last Orator for the Millhands: William Jennings Bryan Dorn, 1916-2005
By author: Jack Roper
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H966
ISBN: 9780881466904
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
William Jennings Bryan Dorn was not a great man, but he was a great representative in all senses of the word (including U.S. congressman) for the middling class of millhands, small time farmers, small town businessmen, educators, and career military people who peopled his rural and small town third congressional district in the red hills of South Carolina. More, he was truly representative of the people, the Lincolnian phrase he adapted usefully to his political service in office from 1946 to 1975 and behind the scenes from 1976 to his declining years of the twenty-first century.

The Legion’s Fighting Bulldog: The Civil War Correspondence of William Gaston Delony, Lieutenant Colonel of Cobb’s Georgia Legion Cavalry, and Rosa Delony, 1853-1863
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H927
ISBN: 9780881466041
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Greatly loved by those who served under him, Lieutenant Colonel William Gaston Delony possessed three admirable attributes: “commanding presence, bull dog courage, and superb generalship.” THE LEGION'S FIGHTING BULLDOG relays the story of a young man, on the cusp of a promising law career in the 1850s who comes to the conclusion that his way of life, and that of his neighbors, is about to change forever. Interwoven with those of his wife, Rosa Eugenia Huguenin, the Delony correspondence furnishes us a window into the lives of independent individuals during the Civil War who also happened to be well-placed in society due to birth. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Delony was well educated for the period. A lawyer prior to the war, his tremendous inherent tenacity and fighting ability made him the first Georgia Bulldog.

The Old Governor’s Mansion: Georgia’s First Executive Residence
By author: James C. Turner   Contributions by: Matthew S. Davis, Travis Byrd
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P466
ISBN: 9780881464443
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
The Old Governor’s Mansion served as the home of Georgia’s governors from 1839–1868. Considered to be one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the United States, the mansion was the stage on which the myriad complexities of politics and culture played out within the Empire State of the South.

The Old South: A Brief History with Documents
By author: David Williams
Product Code: P486
ISBN: 9780881464849
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
THE OLD SOUTH: A BRIEF HISTORY WITH DOCUMENTS sheds new light on the people and events that shaped the South. It deftly shows how the South’s diverse people interacted with each other in ways that affect the region and the nation to this day. Each chapter is accompanied by historical documents that illuminate the South’s people in intimate and telling ways.

The Paintings of Jimmy Carter
By author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P577
ISBN: 9780881466881
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
In the 1980s former President Jimmy Carter took up painting in his free time. Using his home woodworking shop as a studio, Carter has since produced more than a hundred works, capturing the landscapes and people of his beloved Plains, Georgia, and the far-flung places to which he has traveled to advance the work of the The Carter Center. This book showcases in one place for the first time, more than fifty of his favorite paintings. The works are accompanied by his own written narrative.

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.

The Place Setting : Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level: Second Serving
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Product Code: H718
ISBN: 9780865549982
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Popular food writer Fred Sauceman searched Southern Appalachia for the tastes that define and sustain the region's people. What he found will delight readers who join him on this journey. This second engaging collection of essays celebrates the dinners and diners of a region largely overlooked by the national food press.