Deal of the Week: Johnny Mercer by Glenn T. Eskew

Each week we feature one or more of our titles for a special sale (50% off the list price) for one week only. The sale runs from Monday-Monday and is available exclusively on our website. Remember, web orders over $25 qualify for free shipping. (US-only, USPS media mail.)

Our deal this week is Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World by Glenn T. Eskew. Exhaustively researched, Eskew’s biography improves upon earlier popular treatments of the Savannah, Georgia–born songwriter to produce a sophisticated, insightful, evenhanded examination of one of America’s most popular and successful chart-toppers. 

From today (April 10, 2017) through next Monday (April 17, 2017), receive 50% off the $28.95 paperback edition of Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World (978-0-8203-4973-2) by entering promo code 08JMER17 in your shopping cart.


Eskew brings to life the vibrant music scene around the musician from the 1930s to the 1960s and uncovers the collaborations, friendships, and struggles that made Mercer a success. This thoroughly researched and compelling biography will appeal to scholars and students of popular American music.”

Library Journal

“In this smart and meticulously researched biography, Georgia State University historian Glenn T. Eskew ac-cent-tchu-ates another of Mercer’s roles: architect of popular music during the late 1940s and the ’50s, which Eskew calls the Age of the Singer.”

—DENNIS DRABELLE, Washington Post

“‘No other songwriter appears as successfully involved in so many facets of America’s entertainment industry in the twentieth century,’ Glenn T. Eskew claims convincingly in Johnny Mercer. . . . Although Johnny Mercer is ponderous at times, it does justice to the giant accomplishments of the ‘pixie from Dixie.'”

—KEN EMERSON, Wall Street Journal

“Historians have tried to define the South, but few will leave you humming the Great American Songbook quite like Glenn T. Eskew does in Johnny Mercer.”

Atlanta Magazine



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