Some of our Favorite Books about Baseball History

Some of our Favorite Books about Baseball History

Celebrate America's favorite pastime with a few of Sunbury Press's finest nonfiction books about baseball history

To celebrate the onset of Spring Training 2020, we're slipping away to our bookshelves to grab some of our favorite baseball books to get you excited about the hardball being played down in Clearwater, Florida.

Oil up that glove. Pull on your cap. It's time to talk baseball history.

Lou Gehrig fights ALS in his final championship season in Last Ride of the Iron Horse.

For much of the 1938 season, Gehrig -- dubbed the Iron Horse for his strength and reliability -- struggled with slumps and a mystifying loss of power. Fans booed and sportswriters called for him to be benched. Then, as the Yankees battled for the pennant in August, Lou began pounding home runs like his old self -- a turnaround that in retrospect looks truly miraculous.

Join Dan Joseph in Last Ride of the Iron Horse as he examines Lou Gehrig's resilient fight toward one final championship season in spite of his ALS.

About the Author

Dan Joseph is a journalist and author living in the Washington, D.C. area. He previously co-authored Inside Al-Shabaab and is a member of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research), he is also a lifelong baseball fan and one of the few living people under 50 to have attended a Pittsburgh Pirates World Series game.

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Follow the winningest left-handed pitcher in Philadelphia baseball history in Gettysburg Eddie.

"Gettysburg Eddie" Plank is a Pennsylvania sports legend. The mainstay of Connie Mack's early success with the Philadelphia Athletics, Plank used his unorthodox delivery and pinpoint control to throw more shutouts than any left-handed pitcher in baseball history.

Gettysburg Eddie chronicles the life of this clean-living baseball superstar who worked hard, saved his money, and was always the perfect gentleman--until dying prematurely in 1926.

About the Author

Lawrence Knorr has authored or co-authored over 20 books. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Sons of the American Revolution, and numerous other historical organizations. He enjoys most writing about the formerly famous and his beloved Pennsylvania Dutch culture. He is a lifetime Penn State alum.

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From humble beginnings to minor league glory, Baseball Under the Palms chronicles the rise of America's pastime in Miami.

Baseball Under the Palms: A History of Miami Minor League Baseball tells the fascinating story of the growth of hardball from its humble beginnings to the formation of the first minor league baseball team in Miami.

Featured in this book:

  • Satchel Paige
  • Chico Fernandez
  • Pepper Martin
  • Woody Smith
  • More!

For lovers of our national pastime, this book offers the richly varied and illustrious history of baseball in Miami, including the teams, leagues, and players once at the forefront of local baseball.

About the Authors

Sam Zygner is the author of The Forgotten Marlins: A Tribute to the 1956-1960 Original Miami Marlins as well as Baseball Under the Palms.  His written articles have appeared in The Baseball Research Journal, The National Pastime, Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, and he was the sports and travel journalist for La Prensa de Miami Newspaper. 

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Barbra Cabrera was born into the baseball world. Her father, Emilio, played professional baseball in Cuba and the United States. As a youngster, she worked with “Los Cubanitos”, the first of its kind youth baseball organization. Founded for Cuban exile children by her dad in Miami, it promoted the love of baseball. At the tender age of five, Barbra became a radio star, the youngest announcer in South Florida. As a print journalist, she covered the gamut from interviewing Hollywood movie and television stars to securing exclusive interviews when covering true crime stories. On Spanish-language radio, she found her calling as an investigative reporter. A life-long Miamian and baseball devotee, Barbra has the knack of locating things and people that are otherwise impossible to find.

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Favorite books about baseball history? How about ANYTHING from Ronald A. Mayer!

At the outset of the Great Depression, as FDR campaigns to replace Herbert Hoover, a baseball season is played across America.

And at the top of it? The New York Yankees starring Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. They pave their way to the top of the American League and provide solace and distraction to those struggling in the Depression.

Then, in a lopsided World Series, Babe Ruth calls his shot and the 1932 Yankees become one of the most notorious teams in baseball history.

Walk-off homeruns. Perfect games. The crisp and clean unassisted double play. Baseball is filled with memorable moments that make it America’s favorite pastime, but what about the weird stuff? What about the wild and zany events that major league baseball wants you to forget?

Poem topics include:

  • "The Craziest Trade Ever"
  • Lefty "El Goofo" Gomez
  • The Miracle of Coogan's Bluff
  • And much, much more

About the Author

Philadelphia author Ronald A. Mayer has published a number of baseball books including The 1937 Newark Bears: A Baseball Legend; Perfect! 14 Pitchers of Perfect Games; Christy Mathewson: A Game-by-Game Profile of a Legendary Pitcher; and more. Listen to him talk baseball here.

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Thanks for checking out these books about baseball history! Sunbury Press has over 600 titles to choose from--the best in fiction and nonfiction through various imprints--and we love helping readers find their next favorite book.

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4 Engrossing Literary Books to Add to Your TBR List

Brown Posey Press publishes literary fiction and creative nonfiction to make you feel things.

Sunbury Press publishes both fiction and nonfiction through our various imprints, like Brown Posey Press. With this imprint, we focus on inertly human stories that make us feel something.

From Jane Austen to literary roller derby, we're thrilled to share these four engrossing books from the Summer and Fall 2019 seasons that are sure to be great additions to your to-be-read list.

Don't believe us? Well, check them out for yourself.

Here's "4 Engrossing Literary Books to Add to Your TBR List!"


 

Both darkly funny and poignantly heart-wrenching, The Court of Vintage Woods exposes suburbia's outward smiles and inner secrets.

Josh Penzone's debut, The Court of Vintage Woods, dissects the emotional cages suburbanites use to entrap themselves. Over the course of the year, follow the residents of Vintage Woods Court as they inadvertently influence one another to realize how sometimes acceptance of self is the only change we are capable of.

An aging woman off her meds abuses the privilege of being entrusted with her neighbor's key. A war veteran confronts the man who influenced him to enlist. A devoted husband hires a male escort to answer the question he's been afraid to ask himself. The HOA President seeks retribution after her school board campaign signs go missing. A teenage girl strips for strangers via webcam wishing to feel something, even humiliation. A couple, emotionally broken after the death of their baby, hopes the Vintage Woods cul-de-sac is their answer to a new start.

In these eleven linked stories, Penzone explores the self-imposed tragic quest to feel something beyond life’s dullness. Sometimes darkly funny, other times poignantly heart wrenching, suburbia’s setting showcases a place where people sport outward smiles to mask inner secrets. But are they really fooling anyone? Maybe this is why a cul-de-sac is shaped like a peephole. We want to see in.

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About the Author

Josh Penzone is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer whose stories have appeared in Eunoia Review, Junto Magazine, Five on the Fifth, Blue Lake Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter where he’s been a public educator for two decades. The Court of Vintage Woods is his first published book.

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Leo Rockas completes a first edition of Jane Austen's unfinished novel Catharine or the Bower.

When Catharine is disciplined by her affectionate aunt Percival, she retires to the bower in search of separation and connection. After becoming dubious friends with Camilla and meeting a dashing possible suitor in Edward, Catharine encounters various attachments and pairings between young people, some of them quite unexpected.

About the authors:

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 - 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism.

Leo Rockas was a devoted professor of writing and literature at the University of Hartford, where he published several textbooks and essays on literary figures. In retirement as a widower, he keeps busy with playscripts, and studies in Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and other literary figures.

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Ride around the country with a reluctant wife and an excited husband in Gerri Almand's laugh-out-loud memoir The Reluctant RV Wife

Follow a reluctant wife and her excited husband through two humorously-conflicted years of RV travel. He wanted to go; she wanted to stay. They both learn, grow, and change as a new level of freedom evolves.

This book is light-hearted and humorous but at the same time serious. While not a How-To book, it gives lots of basic information about RVing. And while not a travelogue, it touches upon many travel destinations in the United States and Canada. On deeper levels, the book is about marital relationships, retiring and getting old, and finding a new kind of freedom through a minimalistic lifestyle.

After reading this book, you’ll never again look at one of those huge monstrosities driving down the road in quite the same way. The book answers questions for non-RVers and triggers chuckles of recognition from experienced RVers.

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About the Author

Gerri Almand is a retired social worker turned writer, storyteller, and speaker. Her husband’s retirement crisis, which included buying an RV and declaring they should see the world, has given her untold ammunition for writing material. With a permanent home address in Tampa, Florida, Gerri and her husband Michael Hamlin now switch off their reluctancies. She continues to feel quasi-reluctant on the road and he feels acutely-reluctant during their periods at home.

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Sometimes comic. Sometimes serious. Always surprising. Tough Girl in the Jam is an LGBTQ sports novel synced with the tensions of a fraught family drama.

Set in the fast and furious world of women's professional roller derby, Tough Girl in the Jam is a novel about sports, strength, and sacrifice. As the lead Jammer on the Philly Freedoms, Nina must prepare for the biggest season of her life alongside her biggest fan and girlfriend Rachel.

As Nina and Rachel move toward a deeper commitment and contemplate their lives together, Nina's estranged father falls ill, propelling her mother to pressure her to donate a kidney to save him.

When her father's life-threatening crisis falls on the day of the Freedoms' championship, Nina is forced to make the toughest play of her life.

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About the Author

Larry Loebell is a writer best known for his plays La Tempestad and House Divided and for having been one of the EMMY-winning writers on Rugrats season one. He has published two previous books of fiction, The Abundance League and Seven Steps Ahead. This is his first novel. Learn more about him at LarryLoebell-Writer.com

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Thanks for checking out these literary books from our catalog! Sunbury Press has over 600 titles to choose from--the best in fiction and nonfiction through various imprints--and we love helping readers find their next favorite book.

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4 Terrifying Horror Novels to Make You Keep the Lights On

4 Terrifying Horror Novels to Make You Keep the Lights On

4 tales of terror from Sunbury Press

You're reading by the light of the fire, and you hear a sound behind you. But when you turn around, no one is there. Then when you return to your book, you see this:

  • A vampire with a thirst for the Virgin Mary
  • The haunting of an ancient burial ground
  • An intelligent, elusive serial killer in your backyard
  • Mutant pig people watching you

If you're ready to be spooked, check out 4 of Sunbury Press's most terrifying horror novels.


About these Horror Novels

About the Book

Join author JB Toner in this creepy, spine-tingling paranormal horror novel.

What if the Virgin Mary was bitten by a vampire? Danyaela Morrigan is an ex-Catholic, ex-college student, and ex-human seeking to share her eternal curse with the Mother of God.

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An evil serial killer hell-bent on accomplishing his brutal agenda unleashes his venom on the citizens of Boston. Ruthless, methodical, and with a taste for the ancient ways, this killer eludes Boston's finest and feels like he'll never be caught.

But The Watchmaker, a man guided by naturalistic methodology, must stretch boundaries and stop the villain before it's too late.

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When Stephanie Wright and her family inherit a luxurious rural farmette in Schuylkill County, she believes all of her worries are over. Then, her husband stumbles upon an ancient family burial site, destroys it, and sends the dead knocking at their door.

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Pig

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In a small college town nestled at the foot of a strange mountain, a sinister group of mutant pig people are said to steal women in the night.

Carrie Owens has heard the story, but she doesn't believe it. She knows terror has other faces, for she volunteers at the local battered women's shelter, but she refuses to give credence to the boogeyman.

Until one night it becomes her reality.

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Stay tuned for more from Sunbury Press!

Thanks for checking out these terrifying horror novels from our catalog! Sunbury Press has over 600 titles to choose from--the best in fiction and nonfiction through various imprints--and we love helping readers find their next favorite book.

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4 Great Nonfiction Books from Our Winter Catalog

4 Great Nonfiction Books from Our Winter Catalog

Looking for a little real-life reading? Check out these four new nonfiction books from our Winter catalog!

Always searching for the best in both fiction and nonfiction, we are proud to announce four new releases that span a variety of nonfiction categories. Whether you're searching for a travel memoir or a guide to caring for your loved ones, we've got you covered.

  1. WHERE THE TREE FROGS TOOK ME: Travel the world in a fascinating memoir by Maia Williamson about experiencing new places and meeting new people.
  2. WHAT TO DO ABOUT MAMA?: Discover the realities of caregiving and learn firsthand tips for how to succeed if you're caring for those you love.
  3. DISPLACED: A HOLOCAUST MEMOIR: Six-year-old Linda Schwab sees atrocities no child (or adult) should ever see.
  4. CRUEL DEATH, HEARTLESS AFTERMATH: Barbara Mancini explores a real-life, widely publicized scenario about the "right-to-die"  law.

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#1. Where the tree Frogs Took Me

About the Book

One woman. Twenty years of travel. A lifetime of change.

Where the Tree Frogs Took Me is an inspirational read to help you find the significance of each encounter and the truth of where they lead you.

#2. What to Do About Mama?

About the Book

What to Do About Mama? is a book of the challenges, heartaches, and joys you could experience while caregiving. Including down-to-Earth guidance for present and future caregivers, this is a refreshing "regular person" book about caring for those you love.

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#3. Displaced: A Holocaust Memoir

About the Book

In the Holocaust, six-year-old Linda Schwab saw atrocities no one should never see.

After escaping a massacre, she disappeared to a cave with her family for 18 months, where they hid from Nazi officers, from the blistering cold, and from the danger of taking one wrong step.
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#2. Cruel Death, Heartless Aftermath

About the Book

Part memoir, part detective story, and part social commentary, Cruel Death, Heartless Aftermath is the compelling narrative of a daughter following a father's orders for a peaceful death, only to be caught in a whirlwind of national media about the notion of "right to die."

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Stay tuned for more from Sunbury Press!

Thanks for checking out these great nonfiction books we published this winter! Sunbury Press has over 600 titles to choose from--the best in fiction and nonfiction through various imprints--and we love helping readers find their next favorite book.

If you liked what you read, check out these "3 Fascinating Literary Novels about Puerto Rico" or browse our virtual bookstore.

3 Fascinating Literary Novels about Puerto Rico

Former New York Daily News reporter Robert Friedman pens three fascinating literary novels about Puerto Rico 

Ready for a trip to the Caribbean?

Crime, corruption, colonialism, and compassion. The Puerto Rico Trilogy by Robert Friedman consists of three separate character-driven novels that focus on this Caribbean island and its complex political and social relationship with the US.

Whether you want to see what it's like to live in Puerto Rico or you're in the mood for a well-written literary fiction series, former New York Daily News reporter Robert Friedman's got you covered


Praise for the Puerto Rico Trilogy

Book 1

"Well-written, well-paced, and thoroughly satisfying."

Book 2

"A gripping account of lost love, the temptations of the drug trade, and the struggle to survive in a difficult world."

Book 3

"A wonderful novel that gives you an inside look at what it was like in [1980s] Puerto Rico."

The Odyssey of Pablo Camino

About the Book

The Odyssey of Pablo Camino was inspired by a real-life incident when a stateside doctor, sent to the island for research, claimed in a letter that he purposely killed eight of his patients because of his disgust with the "natives."

In this first novel, the doctor's fictional son, a well-known but troubled Puerto Rican artist, goes on a search for the truth of his father's possibly murderous past.

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The Defining Sea

About the Book

The Defining Sea was also sparked by US-Puerto Rico history. Its plot is derived from the US Navy's decades-long fire and bombing exercises on the inhabited offshore Puerto Rico island of Vieques, which caused death and serious illness.

This story concerns a 20-year-old University of Puerto Rico student who delivers drugs between the island and the states to raise money for a scholarship that will be named after his girlfriend, killed by police during a protest.

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Ulysses in San Juan

About the Book

The year is 1980, and Wolf, a survivor of Auschwitz, is trying once again to build a new life, this time in Puerto Rico. As the final novel in the trilogy, Ulysses in San Juan tells of a captivating relationship between a Jewish concentration camp survivor and a Puerto Rican female drug addict.
It takes the reader on a trip into the San Juan underworld, as well as to other island sites to meet crooked, poignant, and colorful characters.

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Stay tuned for more great books from Sunbury Press!

Thanks for checking out these fascinating novels about Puerto Rico!  Sunbury Press has over 600 titles to choose from--the best in fiction and nonfiction through various imprints--and we love helping readers find their next favorite book.

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4 Thrilling Murder Mysteries by Sherry Knowlton

The Alexa Williams series is a 4-book collection of thrilling murder mysteries set in southcentral Pennsylvania. 

There's nothing quite as good as a spine-tingling thriller novel.

Well, maybe there is. Maybe there's nothing quite as good as four of them.

Sherry Knowlton's Alexa Williams series offers readers four murder mysteries and the bravery of a strong female protagonist taking on the unknown thrills of southcentral Pennsylvania.

With multiple-book award accolades and reviews saying things like "It will keep you guessing and glued raptly to your reading chair," Sherry Knowlton pens a breathtaking series that you've got to get your hands on. Check out more about these titles below.


About the Alexa Williams Series

Book 1: Dead of Autumn

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A southcentral PA murder mystery twists into a captivating fight against the harsh truths of a misogynistic world in book one of the Alexa Williams series.

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Book 3: Dead of Spring

About the Book

Political corruption. A dead Senator. A dying child. With Sherry Knowlton's trademark mix of feminism, history, and fast-paced thrills, Dead of Spring places you in a crash course with suspense. 2017 Best Book Awards Finalist for Mystery/Suspense.

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Alexa Williams returns in a valiant fight to save the victims of rural sex trafficking. Find yourself in a dark web of danger and destruction in this 2017 finalist for the Best Book Awards.
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Book 4: Dead of Winter

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One dark night in the dead of winter, Alexa must discover how threads of racism and hate-groups intersect, and she must stop an attack that could kill hundreds. If she fails, she could lose everyone she loves.
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What others are saying:

"A captivating mystery with roots in the past and a courageous hero in Alexa Williams. Sherry Knowlton beautifully engages the readers with her easy style and Pennsylvania setting as she seamlessly threads in historical details as well as current issues about crimes against women. Very courageous in its undertaking and very important in today's social climate, DEAD OF AUTUMN remains true to the mystery and detective genres as it entertains and thrills. I already have the next one in the series!"

-- Heidi Ruby Miller, Author of the Ambassadora Series

"Knowlton weaves a compelling tale, and the threads become tighter as the plot progresses. A suspicious suicide of a powerful politician takes on new meaning when Alexa Williams's investigations uncover corruption at the heart of the fracking industry. And when she becomes the target, the tension ramps up to a thrilling climax. Highly recommended."

-- Mark Leggatt, best-selling author of international thriller Names of the Dead


Read more about these thrilling murder mysteries by clicking on the links below.

Thanks for checking out these amazing thriller books set in Pennsylvania! Sunbury Press has over 600 titles to choose from--the best in fiction and nonfiction through various imprints--and we love helping readers find their next favorite book.

If you liked what you read, check out these "4 Thrilling Climate Fiction Books to Keep You Warm This Winter" or browse our virtual bookstore.

8 Captivating Nonfiction Books About Frontier Pennsylvania

John Moore's Books about Frontier Pennsylvania


About the series

Return to the days of black powder, of trappers, and of mountainmen in the Frontier Pennsylvania book series. Roam the woods with natives as you discover what it was like living in Pennsylvania during the frontier days.

This eight-book nonfiction series contains true stories of real people caught up in the struggles that took place along the PA frontier throughout the 1700s.

Using journals, letters, official reports, and first-person accounts, John Moore's frontier PA series is your go-to account for entertaining and informative tales of the time.

Save $10 on the whole bundle!

Since we know you can't get enough books about frontier Pennsylvania, you can get all eight books from John L. Moore's series for a discounted price here.

Encounter real-life experiences and stories along the PA frontier with books like:

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About the book

Rough-and-tumble frontier trader uses sharp business practices to get the job done, but he antagonizes one too many Indians along the way.

In this book, find out what happens when he enters the woods and never comes out--and many more stories from the PA frontier.

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About the book

Captain Patrick Work leads troops up Peters Mountain (north of present-day Harrisburg) where he finds a group of Indians around a fire.

Captain Work and his party approach the group, thinking they're friends, until the Indians start firing. Learn this story and more in Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks.

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Praise for the Frontier Pennsylvania Series:

"...overall about a lost world of encounters in the forest between the colonial Americans and the Iroquis. It's a world worth visiting."

-- Robert B. Swift, author of The Mid-Appalachian Frontier

"For those looking for a relaxing evening with a good read and a strong cup of tea, I recommend picking up Bows, Bullets & Bears. You'll be glad to peruse the lives of old and hear about the adventures that not only entertain, but did actually happen.
--Catherine Felegi, writer and editor

About the Author

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A veteran newspaperman, John L. Moore has a journalist eye for detail and ear for quotes in order to write books of long-dead people in a lively way.

Also a professional storyteller known as "Susquehanna Jack," a frontier ruffian, his 45-year storytelling career includes The Wall Street Journal, The Sentinel at Lewistown, and more.

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Since we know you can't get enough books about frontier Pennsylvania, you can get all eight books from John L. Moore's series for a discounted price here.


Stay tuned for more great books from Sunbury Press!

Thanks for checking out these amazing books about frontier Pennsylvania! Sunbury Press has over 600 titles to choose from--the best in fiction and nonfiction through various imprints--and we love helping readers find their next favorite book.

If you liked what you read, check out these "4 Great Books about Pennsylvania History" or browse our virtual bookstore.

4 Great Books About Pennsylvania History

4 Great Books About Pennsylvania History

Spend quality time with some of the country's most important figures in these 4 great books about Pennsylvania history!

Pennsylvania's history is our nation's history. From Conrad Weiser's contributions to  the great risks taken by our founding fathers, you can't get stories about where America began without talking about Pennsylvania.

At Sunbury Press, we're thrilled to kick off yet another amazing year of book publishing with new books of various subject matters. And today, we're paying homage to the history of our home state Pennsylvania with this blog post of amazing Sunbury Press books about Pennsylvania.

 


Nonfiction Books about Pennsylvania History

#1. Conrad Weiser: Pennsylvania Peacemaker

About the Book

One of the most important figures in North America during the colonial period, Conrad Weiser was an influential Pennsylvania German pioneer with a story of deft negotiations to keep peace with the natives.

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#2. Pennsylvania Patriots: Their Lives, Contributions, and Burial Sites

About the Book

Three authors travel the eastern US to tell the stories of our country's founders in Pennsylvania Patriots: Their Lives, Contributions, and Burial Sites.

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#3. The Life and Loves of Thaddeus Stevens

About the Book

An insightful look into one of the most misunderstood figures of the 19th century. The Life and Loves of Thaddeus Stevens documents the life of an uncompromising politician and a vulnerable human shaped by his own passions.

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#4. Wrestling with George and Other Tales in Western Pennsylvania

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Tales and essays of historical and political importance in and around Western Pennsylvania, featuring George Washington's legendary wrestling match with a rowdy local.

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Stay tuned for more great books from Sunbury Press!

Thanks for checking out this list of great books about Pennsylvania history! The Sunbury Press store has over 600 titles to choose from--the best in fiction and nonfiction through various imprints--and we can't wait to share what more great work we have coming your way in 2020.
4 Thrilling Climate Fiction Books to Keep You Warm This Winter

4 Thrilling Climate Fiction Books to Keep You Warm This Winter

Feeling a little under the weather? Check out this 4-book climate fiction bundle to tide you over!

A TV weatherman who can control the weather? Check. ✔️

A not-so-distant future of sinking coastal cities and debilitating heat? Check.✔️
Four climate fiction books to entertain and inform you? You better believe it! ✔️✔️✔️✔️

For a limited time, we are lowering the price tag on this 4-book cli-fi book bundle to $49.95 to show you the special work we've been up to over at Sunbury Press. Fans of Twister and The Day After Tomorrow, get ready. Books are coming.


#1. The Weathermaker

by Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz

The Weathermaker by Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz is a cli-fi novel with plenty of action.

About the book

Baltimore TV meteorologist Neil Stephenson can control the weather. But should he?

During a light snowstorm, TV meteorologist Neil Stephenson discovers that he can predict more snow on TV to match his prediction. With a power like this, he could be soaring in his profession in no time.
But in a world already struggling with climate change, Neil has to battle his own conscience, recognizing that when he weakens a hurricane in the US, a typhoon could worsen in the Pacific.

This cli-fi genre-bending thriller has the action aspects of Twister--with accurate science, organized crime, and death threats making their way to his doorstop.

Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz author headshot for novel The Weathermaker

About Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz

In 1985-86, Glenn Schwartz became the first "storm chaser" at The Weather Channel and was one of their designated "Hurricane Specialists." He got his nickname in New York City after an anchor saw video of him being blown around during one of his hurricane chases. He lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife, Sherry, and is a lifelong Philadelphia sports fanatic.

Advance Praise for The Weathermaker

"The Weathermaker is both a cli-fi thriller and a who-dun-it, written by a professional TV meteorologist. In this age of eco-anxiety over floods, droughts, and hurricanes, this novel is both a gripping read and an entertaining wake-up call."
-- Dan Bloom, editor, The Cli-Fi Report

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#2. The Heatstroke Line

by Edward L. Rubin

This is the yellow cover photo of the book The Heatstroke Line a cli-fi novel by Edward L. Rubin

About the book

Coastal cities are flooding. The US is sweltering under debilitating heat. This is our future in climate change.

In an imaginable future, not so different from our own, coastal cities are flooding and the world is feeling the sweaty effects of record heat.

In addition to being a smart, entertaining novel with sharp characters, The Heatstroke Line motivates people who believe that climate change is real to take action and to induce those who deny climate change to re-think their position.

This is the author photo of Edward L Rubin, author of The Heatstroke Line

About Edward L. Rubin

Edward Rubin is a Professor of Law and Political Science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He is the author of an academic book titled Soul, Self, and Society, and The Heatstroke Line is his first novel.

Advance Praise for The Heatstroke Line

"Mad Max...The Hunger Games...Waterworld...The Walking Dead. Movies and TV series like these attract large audiences with their portrayals of future society devastated by war, disease, calamity, or supernatural disaster. Rubin wants to place his own cli-fi footprint in the sands of time and aims for this book to serve as a kind of warning flare for readers now and in the future."
-- Dan Bloom, The Cli-Fi Report

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#3. The Rainwalkers

by Matt Ritter

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About the book

Chronic droughts sweep a near-future US. But what happens when the solution is even worse?

To combat chronic droughts, scientists use genetically engineered bacteria to create regular rain. Only problem? The rain is lethal to humans, and there are only a few people who can withstand it: the rainwalkers.

In the not-so-distant future, war hero Willie Taft's wife is killed during an escape from the administration, and his daughter is on the verge of being screened in the deadly rain. Can Willie save his daughter--and this messed-up system--before it's too late?

This is the author photo for Matt Ritter, author of The Rainwalkers

About Matt Ritter

Matt Ritter is a biology professor in San Luis Obispo, California. He is the author of several best-selling books of non-fiction about California's natural history. His most recent book, California Plants, won the Northern California Bookseller's Golden Poppy Award.

Advance Praise for The Rainwalkers

"A terrific novel of climate change and genetic engineering; a first-rate cautionary read set against the backdrop of an all-too-probable future."
-- Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids.

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#4. Twister Town

by Scott Stevens

This is the book cover for Scott Stevens's tornado novel Twister Town

A tornado has never swept through Tolland, Kansas. Until now.

Tolland, Kansas has never had a tornado directly hit their small town. But Emma Green, the local meteorologist, has information that suggests their lucky streak is coming to an end.

And yet, her boss threatens her job if she airs her predictions. So she's left with a choice: save her job, or save her town.

This book brings to life exactly what it's like to live in a small mid-western town during the height of tornado season.

This is the author photo for Scott Stevens, author of Twister Town

About Scott Stevens

Scott grew up in New York and is an avid sports fan. He was a sportscaster and then a sportswriter. His work has been enjoyed more than 125 million readers, and he loves working on his craft.

Twister Town is an Amazon bestseller!

Straight from its readers:

  • "Breathtaking. Did not want to put it down. Almost makes you scream."
  • "Had me holding my breath, crying and cursing all at the same time. A must read."
  • "Twister Town is a finely crafted attention grabber that places you nicely on the edge of your seat, that you find yourself firmly gripped to, as you lose yourself in its fantastic story."

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JC Gatlin’s “H_NGM_N” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for April

JC Gatlin’s “H_NGM_N” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for April

MILFORD HOUSE PRESS – Bestsellers for April 2019 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW H_NGM_N JC Gatlin Murder Mystery
2 NEW When the Numbers Don’t Add Up Patty Bialak Detective Thriller
3 NEW Till We Have Built Jerusalem Alan Craven Historical
4 NEW The Osiris Contingency Virginia Soenksen Dystopian Thriller
5 7 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Stephen Hughes Historical
6 11 Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Murder Mystery
7 3 Dead of Winter Sherry Knowlton Murder Mystery
8 NEW Traces of the Past Steve Laracy Detective Thriller
9 The Sea Is a Thief David Parmelee Historical
10 1 The Vatican’s Vault Barry Libin Detective Thriller
11 8 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Murder Mystery
12 The Peace Keeper Jess Stephen Hughes Historical
13 12 Dead of Spring Sherry Knowlton Murder Mystery
14 Miss Feezenschneezin Is Ill David Parmelee YA Humor
15 The Broken Lance Jess Stephen Hughes Historical
16 5 The Wolf of Britannia part 1 Jess Stephen Hughes Historical
17 4 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical
18 15 Atonement Kyle Alexander Romines Western
19 Death Knell of the Caliphate Scot McCauley Spy Thriller
20 2 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical