MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for May. Doug Beed’s Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam: My Year as a Black Scarf took the top spot for the third month in a row. The Bronze Dagger by Marie Sontag was runner up.
|SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for May, 2017 (by Revenue)|
|1||1||Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam||Doug Beed||Military Memoir|
|2||—||The Bronze Dagger||Marie Sontag||YA Historical Fiction|
|3||3||Dead of Spring||Sherry Knowlton||Thriller Fiction|
|4||6||American Berserk||Bill Morris||Memoir|
|5||4||Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed.||Mike Campbell||History|
|6||17||Embattled Freedom||Jim Remsen||History|
|7||—||From Blue Ground||Joe Harvey||Historical Fiction|
|8||—||Call Sign Dracula||Joe Fair||Military Memoir|
|9||27||Seinsoth||Steven k Wagner||Sports Biography|
|10||—||Where Elephants Fought||Bridget Smith||Historical Fiction|
|11||—||In the Field||Joanne Risso||Children’s Fiction|
|12||—||My Mom Is an Alien||Joanne Risso||Children’s Fiction|
|13||—||Over the Sea||Joanne Risso||Children’s Fiction|
|14||2||Living in the Afterlife||Michele Livingston||Spirituality|
|15||—||Patchtown||Jolene Busher||Historical Fiction|
|16||24||The Wolf of Britannia Part I||Jess Steven Hughes||Historical Fiction|
|17||37||Jesus the Phoenician||Karim El Koussa||History|
|18||14||Winter of the Metal People||Dennis Herrick||Historical Fiction|
|19||23||Freemasons at Gettysburg||Sheldon Munn||History|
|20||28||Miss Feesenschneezen Is Ill||David Parmalee||Middle Grade Fiction|
|21||—||Indian Villages and Place Names in PA||James Donehoo||History|
|22||22||Planet Jesus #1: Flesh & Blood||Doug & Shaun Brode||Supernatural Fiction|
|23||—||Hatched||Robert Barsky||Literary Fiction|
|24||50||Lost in the Shadow of Fame||William Lemanski||History|
|25||—||Raising Monarchs||Sue Fox McGovern||Nature|
|26||15||Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib||Lawrence Knorr||Biography|
|27||20||The Sign of the Eagle||Jess Steven Hughes||Historical Fiction|
|28||—||Murder in Tuxedo Park||William Lemanski||Thriller Fiction|
|29||—||Adventures in Distant and Remote Places||William Lemanski||Travel Memoir|
|30||—||The Bookseller’s Secret||Catherine Jordan||Thriller Fiction|
|31||25||That Night at Surigao||Ernie Marshall||History|
|32||36||Tories, Terror, and Tea||John L Moore||History|
|33||26||Tigers by the River||Wylie McLallen||Sports History|
|34||34||Dead of Summer||Sherry Knowlton||Thriller Fiction|
|35||19||Prohibition’s Prince||Guy Graybill||Local History|
|36||—||Hidden Dangers||Robert Stout||Current Events|
|37||18||Dead of Autumn||Sherry Knowlton||Thriller Fiction|
|38||—||The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf||Ron Knorr and Clemmie Whatley||History|
|39||31||Keystone Corruption Continues||Brad Bumsted||History|
|40||32||Messages from Beyond||Michele Livingston||Spirituality|
|41||40||Bows, Bullets, and Bears||John L Moore||History|
|42||—||The Ripper’s Haunts||Michael Hawley||True Crime|
|43||—||Seeking Samiel||Catherine Jordan||Thriller Fiction|
|44||—||Prince and the Paupers||Guy Graybill||History|
|45||—||Emeralds of the Alhambra||John Cressler||Historical Fiction|
|46||—||Beagle Tales||Bob Ford||Pets / Humor|
|47||—||Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades||John L Moore||History|
|48||—||Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks||Clair Clawser||History|
|49||—||General John Fulton Reynolds: His Biography, Words and Relations||Lawrence Knorr, et al||Biography|
|50||48||A Second Revolution||C James Gilbert||Historical Fiction|
Doug Beed’s Vietnam memoir Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam, was #1 due to brisk sales, especially on the Kindle platform. It has been in the top four on Amazon in its category. Marie Sontag’s The Bonze Dagger took #2 due to a large sale to public schools in California. Sherry Knowlton’s Dead of Spring repeated at #3 thanks to strong bookstore sales following her promotional activities. American Berserk by Bill Morris grabbed #4 due to strong bookstore sales. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last continues to sell steadily, coming it at #5.
The company released two new titles in May:
|SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for May, 2017|
|Had a Dying Fall||J. M. West||Thriller Fiction|
|Auto Travel in the 1920s||William Cook||History|
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – June 6, 2017 – PRLog — Sunbury Press has released The Lost Island of Columbus: Solving the Mystery of Guanahani, Keith A. Pickering’s well-researched history of the place of Columbus’s landfall in 1492.
About the Book:
On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus set foot on the shore of a new island in a New World, the first part of America seen by any European since the time of the Vikings. Columbus named that island San Salvador, but the gentle Lucayan people who lived there called it Guanahani. Less than three days later, Columbus sailed away from Guanahaní, never to return. The events of those days, on that island, forever altered the course of human history in ways that we are still feeling today. But as Columbus’s three ships disappeared over the horizon, the island of Guanahani itself faded into the mists of time.
For five hundred years, the location and identity of Guanahani remained a mystery. For the last two hundred years, the actual site of Guanahani, Columbus’s first landfall, has been the subject of controversy. Dozens of historians, geographers, and mariners have claimed to know the answer – or claimed that the answer was unknowable. And though all agree that it was somewhere in the Bahamas, ten different islands have been proposed as Guanahaní at various times by various theorists.
The range of subjects bearing on this mystery is extraordinarily broad: anthropology, astronomy, botany, cartography, metrology, geomagnetism, oceanography, and seamanship are just some of the topics that a serious student of the problem must be prepared to grapple with. Most of the historical evidence rests on a foundation of documents in handwritten sixteenth century Spanish, plus a few place names in the lost language of the Lucayans.
This book is the story of that mystery and of those who tried to solve it. It is the story of how the scientific method can be successfully applied to historical problems. And in a small way it is also the author’s story, because he was one of the detectives who cracked the case.
About the Author:
KEITH A. PICKERING is a retired systems analyst and software engineer living in Watertown, Minnesota. He has published academic works in astrophysics, the history of astronomy, navigation, and exploration, and is co-author of First to the Pole, the story of the Plaisted North Pole expedition of 1968. He is also a former editor of DIO: The International Journal of Scientific History.
Between 1992 and its demise in 1996, Pickering was a member of the Columbus Landfall Round Robin, a committee of correspondence that tasked itself with discovering the true first landfall of Christopher Columbus in the New World. Pickering was a featured interviewee on the History Channel’s 2007 documentary Columbus: The Lost Voyage. He lives in Watertown, Minnesota.
The Lost Island of Columbus: Solving the Mystery of Guanahani
Written by Keith A. Pickering
List Price: $19.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
Sunbury Press, Inc.
HISTORY : Caribbean & West Indies – General
HISTORY : Americas (North Central South West Indies)
HISTORY : Civilization
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