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While There Were Still Wild Birds: A Personal History of Southern Quail Hunting
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P596
ISBN: 9780881467307
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
WHILE THERE WERE STILL WILD BIRDS is a personal history of Southern quail hunting as it was lived at three different South Carolina quail hunting clubs and by related dog trainers, hunting guides, and hunters. The author’s father, Richard E. Rankin, Sr., belonged to the first hunting club in Kline, South Carolina, and was a founding partner in the second hunting club, the Quail Roost Hunt Club, outside Manning, South Carolina. The third club featured was the Foreston Hunt Club, an adjoining neighbor of the Quail Roost Hunt Club. As both a family member, hunt club partner, and historian, Richard E. Rankin, Jr. tells this story as both a participant and as an objective observer.

Whisper to the Black Candle : Voodoo, Murder, And the Case of Anjette Lyles
Product Code: P360
ISBN: 9780881460469
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
A popular restaurant owner in 1950s Macon, Georgia, Anjette Lyles was charged with the murders of two husbands, her mother-in-law, and her nine-year-old daughter, all committed over the course of seven years, including references to voodoo and black magic. The trial attracted record crowds and received worldwide coverage.

White columns in Hollywood: Reports from the Gone With the Wind Sets
By author: Susan Myrick
Product Code: P037
ISBN: 9780865542457
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
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.

Willard Lives!
By author: Robert L. Steed
Product Code: H009
ISBN: 9780865540118
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
Robert Steed entertains us with tales from his alter-ego, Willard. A Mercer Alumni, Steed is now a partner with a prestigious law firm in Atlanta, Georgia.

Winning the Race? Religion, Hope, and Reshaping the Sport Enhancement Debate
By author: Tracy J. Trothen
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P516
ISBN: 9780881465433
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Should high-tech prosthetic limbs be permissible in elite sports competitions? Why are caffeine and altitude tents usually acceptable while some cold medications are not? What will happen as we engineer new enhancing options such as genetic modification technologies that increase muscle strength, or individualized nutritional genomic programs for elite athletes? The ethics debate about the use of enhancements in elite sport is becoming increasingly complex. Yet we are not asking what relevance sports’ religious dimension has to this debate. Through an examination of literature on the relationship between sport, religion and spirituality, hope emerges as a compelling feature of sport and a significant part of what makes sport meaningful. Trothen explores four main locations of hope in sport: winning, losing, and anticipation; star athletes; perfect moments; and relational embodiment, and examines how these locations intersect with the enhancement debate.

Wondering Toward Center
By author: Kathy A. Bradley
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P527
ISBN: 9780881465679
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
In her second book of essays, Kathy Bradley continues her examination of the natural world as a prism through which to understand the human experience. With her family farm in the coastal plains of South Georgia serving as the anchor, Bradley uses her observations of animal life, agriculture, and the seasons to create what others have called parables, but what she calls “a map key or decoder ring” for some of the dilemmas of twenty-first-century life. The chronological stories, four years’ worth of tales that began life as newspaper columns, are inhabited by wild and unpredictable animals, civilized and unpredictable people, moons and cornfields, tides and floods and droughts—each described in sensory detail, each a metaphor rich in meaning. Bradley invites readers along on her wanderings in order that they might find their own meaning in the recounting of commonplace events and the lives of ordinary people.

Writing on Napkins at the Sunshine Club: An Anthology of Poets Writing in Macon
Edited by: Kevin Cantwell
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P432
ISBN: 9780881462517
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $27.00
Writing on Napkins at the Sunshine Club is a collection of poems written by some of Middle Georgia's most gifted poets. This charming collection exemplifies life in the South during the twentieth century. Including work by David Bottoms, Poet Laureate of Georgia, this book is one you'll want on your shelf.