|SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for July 2018 (by Revenue)|
|1||2||Gettysburg Eddie||Lawrence Knorr||Baseball|
|2||1||A Short Season||Jake Gronsky & David Bohner||Sports Memoir|
|3||—||Call Sign Dracula||Joe Fair||Military Memoir|
|4||9||The Boys from Brookdale||Joe Regenbogen||Biography|
|5||13||Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed.||Mike Campbell||History|
|6||—||Joseph Priestley: Letters to the Inhabitants of Northumberland||John L. Moore||History|
|7||—||The Georgia Segregated School for the Deaf||Knorr & Whatley||History|
|8||5||Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas||John L. Moore||History|
|9||16||Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam||Doug Beed||Military Memoir|
|10||3||Chicken Bone Beach||Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks||History|
|11||18||Raising Monarchs||Sue McGovern||Nature|
|12||15||The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment||Mark Pendergrast||Legal History|
|13||6||The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422||Mark Carlson||Aviation History|
|14||8||Freemasons at Gettysburg||Sheldon Munn||History|
|15||—||Letters from a Shoebox||James Dohren||History|
|16||4||Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety||Michael Hawley||True Crime|
|17||12||Tories, Terror, and Tea||John L. Moore||History|
|18||21||Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires||John L. Moore||History|
|19||—||Behind Barbed Wire and High Fences||Phyllis Hochstetler||History|
|20||22||Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs||Scott Zuckerman||Military Memoir|
|21||—||Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib||Lawrence Knorr||Baseball|
|22||—||Keystone Tombstones Gettysburg||Joe Farrell & Joe Farley||Biography|
|23||14||History of Lykens Township Volume 2||Gratz Historical Society||History|
|24||—||Touring the Country by Automobile in the 1920s||William Cook||History|
|25||23||Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania||George Donehoo||History|
Discover 16 Brookdale residents, who survived through World War II, and learn of the Holocaust, prisoners, aviation, and other battles.
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Sixteen Amazing Stories from the Second World War Discovered in One Senior-Living Facility.
Of the 16 million people who served in the Second World War, perhaps less than half a million are still alive (as of this writing). Regrettably, these veterans are currently dying at a rate of approximately 500 per day. Brookdale Creve Coeur is a local senior living facility in the suburbs of St. Louis that houses a number of these veterans. It also happens to be where the author's 85-year-old father recently moved. Places like Brookdale contain a treasure trove of remarkable and inspiring stories from World War Two.
For this book, the author interviewed 16 Brookdale residents with memories from the Second World War and have written their stories into the chapters of this book. Among their accounts are a B-24 pilot shot down over the Pacific, two veterans from the Battle of the Bulge, a WAVE, a prisoner-of-war, and a Holocaust survivor.
About the Author
Joe Regenbogen is currently a retired high school history teacher. For the last four years, however, he has continued teaching American History part-time in a program for exceptionally gifted 7th and 8th-grade students. At the end of their two years with Joe, these students take the AP exam in U.S. History and so far, they have all done well enough to earn college credit. Since Joe no longer teaches all day, he has taken up writing as a rewarding way to spend his extra time. Vernon Press published his first book entitled Questioning History.
“The Boys of Brookdale
Outstanding book! You won't be able to put it down! Wonderful stories of 16 WW II Veterans (living at Brookdale along with the authors father) who share their experiences and life lessons…”
~ Review from Sunburypress.com
by Joe Regenbogen
Trade paperback - 6 x 9 x 2
HISTORY / Military / World War II
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
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At age 2, Josiah Viera was diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria, a terminal childhood illness. His family was given the impossible task to fill a lifetime of memories into a few short years, but then, Josiah fell in love with the game of baseball, the State College Spike of the St. Louis Cardinals adopted him, and together started on a journey - and a season - that would change all of their lives forever.
No parent is ever ready for a terminal diagnosis of their child. No mother should see the day where turning off your son's ventilator is the only option to end his pain. And no grandfather should see the day when your grandchild is scheduled to die in his mother's arms. But on September 10, 2005, this was the harsh reality facing our family, and this was the day we’d never forget.
I am no pastor; nor a preacher. I am no miracle worker, nor a missionary. I am a struggling husband, a decent father, a survivor of brutal child abuse, and from the miraculous survival and extraordinary life of a Progeria child, I am a believer saved by the Grace of God through Jesus Christ.
In A Short Season: Faith, Family, and a Boy's Love for Baseball, Dave Bohner, the story’s narrator and grandfather to Josiah, and Jake Gronsky, former professional baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals organization, tell the powerful story of Josiah Viera’s fight for life that not only sparked a family's journey towards healing but inspired a generation of baseball players from one of the most historic organizations in Major League Baseball.
A Short Season is a story of hope; a story of acceptance; and a story of faith based on the idea that sometimes a person’s only journey to peace is first trekked through pain. A Short Season is a family’s journey through sorrow and joy, it is a baseball team’s inspiration, and it is the story of one exceptional child’s ray of hope that changed all of their lives forever.
"Josiah is an inspiration!
I had the great pleasure of spending a few hours with Josiah Viera and his lovely mother, Jennifer, a few years ago. Josiah is a powerhouse in a frail, little body. He has more energy and exudes more positive vibes than almost anyone else I've ever been around. Makes one wonder what could possibly be so wrong in life if this young man - who could be wallowing in self-pity but has chosen not to play victim - can show us all just how wonderful and precious life can be. I've been looking forward to reading this book for months and was not disappointed. Recommend to all and especially to those who need a dose of inspiration."
~ Linda H, five-star review on Amazon
About the people:
DAVE BOHNER is a husband, father, grandfather, and retired welder who has served in the PA Air National Guard, United States Air Force. He is currently president of the Hegins Area Ambulance Association and has been a medical technician for the past twenty-seven years. He loves the game of baseball, meeting new people, and above all, Jesus.
JOSIAH VIERA is fourteen years old and just finished first year of junior high school. He loves God, baseball, dancing, and hanging out with friends. Josiah is an honorary bench coach for the State College Spikes, the newly ‘hired’ bench coach for the TriValley Junior High baseball team, and an honorary member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Every day, Josiah’s goal is to enjoy life and to simply have fun!
JAKE GRONSKY is a former professional baseball player in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Jake now works with former and current professional athletes, writing stories of faith, courage, and perseverance. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and can be found on Twitter @Jake_Gronsky or contacted by email at Gronsky.Jake@gmail.com.
by G. David Bohner & Jake Gronsky
Trade Paperback - 6 x 9 x 1
240 Pages with b&w photos
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Children with Special Needs
MEDICAL / Diseases / Genetic
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