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Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City Alabama, The
Product Code: H462
ISBN: 9780865546134
Product Format: Hardback
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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.

Tramp’s Wallet, A
By author: Sam Pickering
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P424
ISBN: 9780881462357
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
In A Tramp’s Wallet, Sam Pickering spends six months roaming Australia and New Zealand, tramping landscapes pocked by sheep stations, art galleries and bakeries, and always libraries, their dusty shelves troves quick with life and literature. The saunterings of one of America’s best and most popular essayists stretch the seams of A Tramp’s Wallet. Far from the hoes and saws that prune days into convention, life flourishes, and this book is weedy and rankly rich with thought and description. “Lord,” St. Odo of Cluny said on his deathbed, “I have loved the beauty of thy house.” Pickering records his love of that house, and, if truth must out, his love for a few neglected out buildings—barns and backhouses, even the ramshakled huts of thought.

Tree Heresies: Poems
By author: William Wright
Product Code: P501
ISBN: 9780881465204
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
William Wright’s eighth collection of poems is an expansive personal journey that includes poems about subjects as varied as a farm woman forsaken by her husband, yellow jackets, insomnia, a mountain witch, salt marshes, a ditch filled with rainwater, and even a post-apocalyptic portrait of the last person on Earth. Beginning with “Prologue,” a piece that embeds a kaleidoscopic, novel-like vision of a small agricultural town and a few of its inhabitants, these poems capture the exterior world and recontextualize its many forms through a dreamlike logic, harnessing radiant imagery and strong aural texture through lines and words that stir both mind and heart. Here, Wright reveals how the most luminous forms often dwell in even the darkest subjects and images.

Understanding the Short Fiction of Carson McCullers
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H986
ISBN: 9780881467420
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
UNDERSTANDING THE SHORT FICTION OF CARSON MCCULLERS uses diverse critical techniques to identify how McCullers's short fiction engages with the modern world and contemporary audiences. While McCullers's longer work has received significant critical attention, her short fiction has not received the same treatment. This collection adds to analyses of McCullers's better-known stories as well as considers those that have received little or no critical attention. McCullers's writing maintains lasting appeal because it captures both the joy and sadness of humanity, especially the meaning we draw from connections with others and the pain of isolation when we find it difficult to cultivate these relationships in modern culture.

Villa Clare : The Purposeful Life And Timeless Art Collection of J. J. Haverty
Product Code: H711
ISBN: 9780865549920
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Before there was Atlanta’s High Museum of Art there was Villa Clare-J.J. Haverty’s Mediterranean style home on Peachtree Street. In telling the previously unpublished story of J.J. Haverty and his art collection, Villa Clare provides a unique new perspective on the story of early Atlanta and the collection that is the foundation of the High Museuem of Art.

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

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.

What the Yankees Did to Us: Sherman's Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta
By author: Stephen Davis
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P554
ISBN: 9780881466409
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
The name of Union general William T. Sherman is still reviled in Atlanta, 150 years after his soldiers devastated this important Georgia city. Thirty-seven days of artillery bombardment, July-August 1864, wrecked countless downtown buildings and killed perhaps a score of civilians. Longtime Atlantan Stephen Davis describes Sherman’s shelling in detail unmatched in the Civil War literature.

While There Were Still Wild Birds: A Personal History of Southern Quail Hunting
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H949
ISBN: 9780881466508
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Price: $28.00
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.

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.