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No Saints, No Saviors: My Years With The Allman Brothers Band
By author: Willie Perkins
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P547
ISBN: 9780881466218
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00
Willie Perkins left the staid, conservative world of commercial bank auditing to jump headlong into the burgeoning beginnings of The Allman Brothers Band and follows their meteoric and sometimes tragic rise, fall, and revival. Perkins’s interest in the business of music and his association with an interesting pair of friends led him to the opportunity to work with the Allmans at the earliest stage of their career. We learn from a true insider what it was like to live the nomadic life on the road with the Allmans from their earliest low-buck club tours through the triumphant million-dollar months of outdoor stadium dates in the mid-seventies. Perkins vividly describes living in the band’s “Big House,” and what it was like to room on the road with the legendary Duane Allman and what a truly amazing person he was. The author tells of all the band and crew members, and shares how they all dealt with the bumpy road to rock stardom.

Ocmulgee National Monument: A Brief History with Field Notes
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P557
ISBN: 9780881466478
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
In this brief illustrated guide to the national monument located in Macon, Georgia, that conserves ancient Mississippian mounds and 12,000 years of human presence along the Ocmulgee River, Matthew Jennings and Gordon Johnston, introduce readers to the park's history, archaeology, Native cultures, and landscape. This new guide braids into Jennings's concise historical overview Gordon Johnston's field notes and poems, written while Johnston was writer-in-residence at Ocmulgee National Monument.

Ossabaw Island: A Sense of Place
By author: Evan Kutzler   Photographs by: Jill Stuckey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H926
ISBN: 9780881466034
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
Ossabaw Island has meant many things to many people. For its earliest residents, Ossabaw was a bountiful place to live and gather yaupon holly. For relative latecomers it has been a source of live oak lumber, a series of brutal slave plantations, a winter retreat for northern industrialists, a cattle ranch, an artists’ retreat, and Georgia’s first Heritage Preserve. Despite the long history of a give-and-take relationship between humans and nature, Ossabaw now exudes a strong sense of untamed wildness that is part of its appeal to artists, scientists, and nature lovers alike. This book takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining photography and public history to delve into the island’s layered human and natural past and present.

Perfect Pitch: The National Anthem for the National Pastime
By author: Joseph L. Price
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P565
ISBN: 9780881466560
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
To celebrate baseball and sing the national anthem for more than 100 minor league baseball games during a single summer, Joe Price drove more than 25,000 miles through forty states. Accompanied on the zig-zagging, cross-continental trek in an RV by his wife who had not been a baseball fan, he often shared games and baseball stories with relatives and friends along the way. Throughout the journey he experienced how baseball brings people together. Grounded in their respective communities, each ballpark reflected specific products, habits, and values associated with its location, and often evoked and formed distinct baseball memories and stories.

Play It Again, Sam: The Notable Life of Sam Massell, Atlanta’s First Minority Mayor
By author: Charles McNair   Foreword by: Andrew Young
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H941
ISBN: 9780881466294
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
Chronicling the journey of ninety-year-old Sam Massell, each chapter is a book unto itself on the separate parts of his life. He has excelled in four careers, including twenty years in commercial real estate, twenty-two years in elected offices, thirteen years in the tourism industry, and is now in his thirtieth year of association management. In 1969, Sam Massell was elected the first Jewish mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. Since leaving office he has been inducted into numerous “Halls of Fame” for service in fields of business, government, civil rights, hospitality, and influence. This is a textbook case of behind-the-scenes fact and frivolity of the sins of a workaholic and the success of an idea man, a leader, and the subject of a well-written history.

Portrait of an American Businessman: One Generation from Cotton Field to Boardroom
By author: Carl Ware   With: Sibley Fleming   Foreword by: Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H977
ISBN: 9780881467154
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
Carl Ware is an American success story. Born in 1943 to humble Georgia sharecroppers, he faced hardship while growing up black in the Jim Crow South. His father made history as the first black man to vote in Georgia's Fifth Congressional District since Reconstruction. Ware worked his way through college, taking part in the Atlanta Student Movement. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he rose to become one of the most influential business leaders and philanthropists of his generation. Now, for the first time, Ware shares his incredible and inspiring story and how he rewrote the rules for power sharing in America.

Prisoner of Southern Rock: A Memoir
By author: Michael Buffalo Smith   Foreword by: Billy Bob Thornton
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H847
ISBN: 9780881463811
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $27.00
Prisoner of Southern Rock is the unlikely story of one Southern boy’s rise from near poverty to a respected Southern music historian, specializing in the sub-genre known as Southern Rock. The book traces Smith’s journey from his meager beginnings in upstate South Carolina to his work as a musician and journalist during his college years and his destined founding of the Southern rock magazine Gritz following a near-death experience from a chronic bacterial infection. Prisoner of Southern Rock also includes never before seen photographs, quotes from Southern Rock’s finest, and an annotated list of the 100 Defining Moments in the History of Southern Rock.

Ralph McGill : A Biography
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H461
ISBN: 9780865546127
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
Ralph McGill's life and work (1898-1969) show how an individual becomes committed to the cause of civil rights and justice. In Vienna, 1938, while still a sports writer, McGill felt a "calling" to fight intolerance, hatred, and racial prejudice.

Rebel Yell: An Oral History of Southern Rock
By author: Michael Buffalo Smith   Foreword by: Alan Walden
Product Code: P490
ISBN: 9780881464955
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
Rebel Yell: An Oral History of Southern Rock presents the story of a musical genre born in the backwoods, highways, and swamps of Macon, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, in 1969 and peaking in popularity during the 1970s. This history of Southern rock is told by the musicians, roadies, fans, and recording industry folk who lived it. Drawn from literally hundreds of hours of interviews with the author, the book focuses on the "big four"--The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, and The Charlie Daniels Band--while delving into the careers of other great bands like The Outlaws, Bonnie Bramlett, Cowboy, Wet Willie, and Molly Hatchet. The story is enhanced by the photography of Kirk West, Bill Thames, and others, and includes many never-before-published images. Also included are a series of "Top 20" lists--including the best Southern rock vocalists, guitarists, songs, and more.

Reconstruction in Georgia: Economic, Social, Political, 1865-1872
By author: C. Mildred Thompson   Introduction by: William Harris Bragg
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P538
ISBN: 9780881465945
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Fair-minded and comprehensive, C. Mildred Thompson’s RECONSTRUCTION IN GEORGIA (1915) has long been considered among the best of the state studies to emerge from Columbia University’s Dunning School. This coterie of graduate students in Professor William A. Dunning’s famed Reconstruction seminar produced studies of Reconstruction in their native states. Widely admired and appreciatively reviewed in their time, they were increasingly pilloried by revisionist scholars after mid-century. This new edition reintroduces Thompson’s classic to new readers as the Reconstruction Sesquicentennial gets underway. It corrects the major flaw of the original by including a full index, and also offers a detailed biographical sketch of the author.

Remember When...? : Family, Friends, and Recipes
By author: Clara Eschmann
Product Code: H467
ISBN: 9780865546233
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Gentle breezes and southern aromas ease their way from these pages and provide a warming caress that whisks the reader back to Saturday afternoon cowboy movies, dressing up for the neighbors' porch parties, the Sumter County fair, and a time when manners and special friendships where the rule and not the exception. Clara Eschmann shares her favorite columns and the recipes that tie special flavors to each story. She brings back true Southern hospitality as it was known many years ago.

Remembering Forward
By author: Clarke
Product Code: H370
ISBN: 9780865544727
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00

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