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Requiem For a Lost City: A Memoir of Civil War Atlanta and the Old South
Edited by: Robert Davis Jr.
Product Code: H466
ISBN: 9780865546226
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $32.95
Through novels such as Gone with the Wind, the story of the fall and destruction of Atlanta has joined myths of other lost cities such as Atlantis, Troy, and Jericho. Sallie Clayton's memoirs show us the reality of Civil War Atlanta from Secession to the memorials to the fallen, many years after the war. Sallie was a member of one of Georgia's wealthiest and most prominent families. Her memoirs detail the losses her family suffered. Moreover, Sallie seems to have been in all the wrong places throughout the war. From her we have a first-hand account of war-torn Atlanta, plantation life during the war, the opening shots of the battle for Chattanooga, and of postwar riots in Augusta and Athens.

Restless Fires: Young John Muir's Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867–68
By author: James B. Hunt
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H855
ISBN: 9780881463927
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $29.00
Restless Fires provides a detailed rendering of John Muir’s thousand-mile walk to the Gulf based on both manuscript and published accounts. Hunt particularly examines the development of Muir’s environmental thought as a young adult. The legacy of this walk is found in Muir’s perceptive insights generated in part by his background and reading, and by his experience with the Southern environment and its people and plants during the walk.

Restless Fires: Young John Muir's Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867–68
By author: James B. Hunt
Product Code: P457
ISBN: 9780881463934
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Restless Fires provides a detailed rendering of John Muir’s thousand-mile walk to the Gulf based on both manuscript and published accounts. Hunt particularly examines the development of Muir’s environmental thought as a young adult. This is one of the first books on John Muir’s thousand-mile walk that places his journey in the context of the Civil War and Reconstruction, to which Muir gave only passing witness.

Rice Gold : James Hamilton Couper and Plantation Life on the Georgia Coast
By author: James Bagwell
Product Code: P225
ISBN: 9780865547971
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Drawing from a wealth of information, particularly from primary sources such as diaries, letters, plantation records, etc., the author has recreated the story of James Hamilton Couper and his times into an exciting, interesting, and readable account.

Richard Brevard Russell Jr.: A Life of Consequence
By author: Sally Russell
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H834
ISBN: 9780881462593
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
In 1897, the year Richard Brevard Russell, Jr. was born, the world was poised for a dramatic swing into a century that would see more changes than almost all other centuries of human history combined. This book acquaints the reader with a fascinating and complex man of contrasts. An ardent segregationist, a Georgia farm boy, and intense family man, Russell's personal story makes good reading.

Rise and Shine!: A Southern Son’s Treasury of Food, Family, and Friends
By author: Johnathon Scott Barrett   Foreword by: Janis Owens
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H907
ISBN: 9780881465426
Availability: In stock
Price: $27.00
RISE AND SHINE! is an engaging, funny, and poignant memoir about a Southern son and his life’s relationship with food. Johnathon Barrett takes you on a decades-long journey of culinary exploration. Successfully melding those early days of learning the basics of Southern fare and later stretching his culinary skills, Barrett demonstrates in this narrative his formula for a successful casual dinner or a formal black tie affair. With several menus and 100 recipes ranging from down-home picnic offerings such as ‘Joyce’s Don’t Mess with Success Pimento Cheese’ to a magnificent platter of ‘Grouper Meunière,’ the author provides a wonderful array of delights for contemporary cooks. This culinary love letter to Barrett’s parents and other loved ones who raised him will make you laugh, maybe shed a tear, and fill your hearts with a renewed appreciation for the magic that can happen in a family’s kitchen.

Rounding the Bases: Baseball And Religion in America
By author: Joseph L. Price
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P366
ISBN: 9780881460407
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00

After identifying early conflicts between churches and baseball in the late-nineteenth century, Price examines the appropriation of baseball by the House of David, an early twentieth-century millennial Protestant community in southern Michigan. Turning then from historical intersections between base-ball and religion, two chapters focus on the ways that baseball reflects religious myths. First, the omphalos myth about the origin and ordering of the world is reflected in the rituals and rules of the game. Then the myth of curses is explored in the culture of superstition that underlies the game. At the heart of the book is a sustained argument about how baseball func-tions as an American civil religion, affirming and sanctifying American identity, especially during periods of national crises such as wars and terrorist attacks. Building on this analysis of baseball as an American civil religion, two chapters draw upon novels by W. P. Kinsella and David James Duncan to explore the sacramental potential of baseball and to align baseball with apocalyptic possibilities. The final chapter serves as a full confession, interpreting baseball affiliation stories as conversion narratives. In various ways Rounding the Bases charts new territory in the literature about baseball and religion. Unlike previous works (such as The Faith of Fifty Million) that merely assert that baseball, as the national pastime, is an American civil religion, or others (such as And God Said, “Play Ball”) that draw parallels between the Bible and baseball, this book develops a sustained sociological argument for the conclusion that baseball is “a distinct denomination of American civil religion.”


Sacred Places : A Guide to the Civil Rights Sites in Atlanta, Georgia
By author: Harry G. Lefever, Michael C. Page   Foreword by: John Lewis
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P379
ISBN: 9780881461213
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
SACRED PLACES is organized around four tours of the important civil rights sites in Atlanta. The book also contains historic and current photographs of the sites as well as directions to the sites. Furthermore, the book provides a brief history of the civil rights movement in Atlanta in the 1950s and 1960s including a chronology of the important civil rights events in Atlanta.

Sass Menagerie, The
By author: Robert L. Steed
Product Code: H125
ISBN: 9780929264066
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00

Senator Richard B. Russell and My Career as a Trial Lawyer: An Autobiography
By author: Charles E. Campbell
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H867
ISBN: 9780881464320
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 12, 1942 as the middle of three boys, Charles Campbell grew up on a small cattle farm outside Jackson, Georgia, where he attended the public schools. While a student at the University of Georgia in 1965, he accepted an offer to join the staff of Senator Richard B. Russell in Washington DC on one condition—that he be allowed to attend law school at night. It had been his dream since high school to be a trial lawyer.

Serving the Old Dominion: A History of Christopher Newport University, 1958-2011
By author: Phillip Hamilton
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H836
ISBN: 9780881462647
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
This book tells the story of Virginia's youngest state university during the late twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries. Opened in 1961 in Newport News as a commuter school with 170 students, Christopher Newport University (CNU) today is a highly selective college serving 5,000 students from across the state and is a vital part of life on the Virginia Peninsula.

Ship Without an Udder, A
By author: Robert L. Steed
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H396
ISBN: 9781563522529
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Robert L. Steed is a generous man. Although he is a personal guardian to a virtual mother lode of opinions-both informed and uninformed-he is always quick to share them with anyone in need. That is, with anyone in need of a good laugh from one of America's quirkiest and most inquiring minds. With verve and vigor (not o be confused with the centerfold twins of the same names), Steed offers a hilarious diagnosis of the current social and cultural condition. No one (except paying clinets) is spared his acerbic barbs in A Ship Without An Udder, expecially the overindulgent and overserious.

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