Recently, a pleasant man visited our shop and introduced himself as Erik, a former Carter Center researcher. He happened upon a collectible copy of the memoir My Long Life by Nat G. Long, signed with a gift inscription to Jimmy Carter. The book chronicles the fascinating life of Nat G. Long, a leading minister in Atlanta during the civil rights era, who went from a humble one-room schoolhouse in Pendergrass, Georgia to valedictorian of the University of Georgia to first in his class at Yale Divinity School. Erik shared his story of working at the Carter Center with historian Dr. Steven Hochman in the 1990s. We agreed that this unique book was destined to be in his hands. "But wait," said Erik. "There's more. My father was Emory Professor Hoyt Oliver, and his sister Linda married Nat Long Jr., the son of Nat Long who wrote this book!"