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In the Beginning: The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College
Edited by: Echol Nix Jr.   Foreword by: Hugh M. Gloster Jr.
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H904
ISBN: 9780881465303
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00

In the Beginning highlights the history of the world’s largest religious memorial to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Inspired essays on education, social justice, nonviolence, peace, ecumenism, and civil and human rights are offered in honor of Lawrence Edward Carter, Sr., founding dean of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel.

This book is a lasting tribute and valuable contribution to the history and educational mission of Morehouse College.

Contributors include Lewis V. Baldwin, Thomas O. Buford, Delman L. Coates, Jason R. Curry, Norm Faramelli, Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Barbara Lewis King, Douglas E. Krantz, Bill J. Leonard, Otis A. Maxfield, Echol Nix, Jr., Harold Oliver, Peter Paris, Samuel K. Roberts, Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Harold Dean Trulear, Edward P. Wimberly, Vincent L. Wimbush, and Virgil Wood.


In the Land of the Living: Wartime Letters by Confederates from the Chattahoochee Valley of Alabama and Georgia
Edited by: Ray Mathis   With: Douglas Clare Purcell
Product Code: H901
ISBN: 9780881465242
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
This unique book, originally published in a limited edition in 1982 and out of print for many years, is the most comprehensive collection of Civil War letters written by residents of Southeastern Alabama and Southwestern Georgia to be published. Poignant in emotion, informative in detail, and broad in scope, the correspondence contained here provides us with a unique opportunity to understand the Civil War and its effect on individuals and families from an intensely personal perspective. The writers, the great majority of them unlettered and expressing themselves in a disarmingly honest manner in their heartfelt missives, collectively paint a compelling portrait of a watershed moment in national history from a regional viewpoint. They make well-known events tangible and lesser-known sidebars illuminating.

It Is Written: My Life in Letters
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H886
ISBN: 9780881464931
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
Filled with colorful details and rich with photographs of the author's life, It Is Written is a beautifully written page-turner about how one person turns the raw materials of life into art. Over a thirty-year career as a published author of fiction, poetry, and essays, Philip Lee Williams has become one of the South's most-honored writers. Now, Williams tells the story of his creative life in an open, jaunty, and often hilarious autobiography.

Jimmy Carter: Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts
By author: Dorothy Padgett   Foreword by: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H920
ISBN: 9780881465860
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
In 1975, Jimmy Carter announced he would run for President. Under the new Federal Election Laws only $21.8 million would be provided for the General Election Campaign. A trivial amount compared to future campaigns. An army of loyal supporters, friends, neighbors, and elected officials, known as the Peanut Brigade, joined the campaign. They traveled across the country, joining Jimmy and Rosalynn, knocking on doors, standing at factory gates, walking streets, asking voters to vote for Jimmy Carter for President. In 1976, Carter was elected the 39th President of the United States and served one term. While the basics of his story are well known, they have never been told from the perspective of a “soldier” in the Peanut Brigade. Dorothy “Dot” Padgett, with an earthy, honest, and Southern voice, tells the story as if new to all of us. Humor and insight abound in this direct telling of how a peanut farmer from Georgia became President and leader of the United States. The secret is in his character, his morality, and in his being truly human.

Joe Frank Harris : Personal Reflections on a Public Life
By author: Joe Frank Harris
Product Code: H451
ISBN: 9780865545991
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $29.95
In his autobiography, former Governor Harris reflects on his public life, which includes nine consecutive terms in the state legislature as well as his years in the governor's office. Along the way, the reader learns of his childhood in Cartersville, his deeply religious upbringing, his strong work ethic, and his commitment to serving the people of Georgia. Readers of Southern political and Georgia history will find this a fascinating and well-told story.

Journal of a visit to the Georgia Islands of St. Catharines, Green, Ossabaw, Sapelo, St. Simons, Jekyll, and Cumberland, with comments on the Florida islands of Amelia, Talbot, and St. George, in 1753
By author: Bullard, Wood
Product Code: H384
ISBN: 9780865544901
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.95
In August 1753, four colonists and their boat crew set out on a potentially dangerous passage of discovery and observations along Georgia's barrier islands from Savannah southward as far as the St. Johns River in Spanish-held Florida. The Journal of a Visit to the Georgia Islands is a record of that trip, and although unsigned, internal evidence points directly to prominent Georgia entrepreneur Jonathan Bryan (1708-1788) as the author.

Kiss of the Jewel Bird
By author: Dale Cramer
Product Code: P504
ISBN: 9780881465259
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00

Good ole boy Dickie Frye vanishes from the Georgia hills and the urbane Fletcher Carlyle bursts onto the New York publishing scene, winning the Nobel Prize for literature. But when a psychotic rampage lands Carlyle in Weatherhaven, eminent psychologist Anton Kohl finds himself talking to Dickie Frye. Kohl’s instincts tell him Frye is not lying—but what he says can’t possibly be true. A fallen priest comes out of Sumerian mythology, the love of Kohl’s life comes out of his past, and a chicken comes out of a posh apartment on Central Park West to meet his fate. Anton Kohl’s carefully constructed world is about to be deconstructed.One part fable and one part Southern yarn, Kiss of the Jewel Bird soars from ancient Mesopotamia to modern-day Manhattan, rewriting history and opening a window onto a wider, more magical world, where the path to destiny is anything but straight.


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.

Latitude of Home : A Storytelling Journey
By author: Sally Russell
Product Code: H750
ISBN: 9780881460780
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $27.00
Coming from a family that some would call addicted to storytelling, Sally Russell began listening nearly twenty years ago especially for stories that bring the past into the present. Storytelling is an important vehicle by which we bond with each other in multiple dimensions and generations. Russell invites readers to consider their own repertoires of stories, what they can learn about and from their own family myth, and how they can share that myth to inform, delight and strengthen.

Legends : Georgians Who Lived Impossible Dreams
By author: Gene Asher
Product Code: H696
ISBN: 9780865549777
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
What you do not know about Georgia’s greatest athletes and some of its leading citizens you will learn in Gene Asher’s Legends. These and formerly untold stories of Georgia Bulldog immortal Charley Trippi, eighty-six-year-old Furman Bisher, who continues to be one of the most prolific sports columnists in America, and Lee Burge, the man who went from the mailroom to the boardroom of Equifax are among many other sports and civic greats included in Gene Asher’s Legends.

Life of Dreams: The Good Times of Sportswriter Fred Russell
By author: Andrew Derr
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H841
ISBN: 9780881462784
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Life of Dreams is the first complete biography of Fred McFerrin Russell, one of the all-time stars in sports journalism. This biography details how the Vanderbilt man started with the Nashville Banner in the late 1920s, ascended to Sports Editor and remained with this paper loyally for sixty-nine years. Russell built long-lasting relationships with coaches, players, and other writers in the business, and he wrote with a style that reflected his personality: fair, informative, and always with a sense of humor. He was a storyteller, whether it was athletes such as Bobby Jones or Red Grange; or coaches such as Red Sanders or Paul “Bear” Bryant, one of his closest friends. Outliving almost all of his contemporaries, Russell rubbed elbows with some of the greats of the twentieth century, with men such as Sparky Anderson, George Steinbrenner, Archie Manning, Vince Dooley, and Lou Holtz.

Lucid Intervals
By author: Robert L. Steed   Illustrated by: Jack Davis
Product Code: H072
ISBN: 9780865540644
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
Robert L. Steed’s funniest collection of “Willard” columns here are enhanced by the illustrative skills of Jack Davis for all those who love Steed’s columns.

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