Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s “Dead Center” “fivepeats” as the Sunbury Press bestseller for December

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for December. Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It took the top spot for the fifth month in a row. Recently released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast was runner-up. A Short Season, recounting the life of Josiah, a baseball-loving youth battling progeria, debuted in the third spot. Scott Zuckerman’s story of Murray Jacobs, a Seabee in WW2 entitled Dreams of My Comrades was fourth. Joe Farley’s basketball memoir Trumpet Call to Victory netted the fifth position. Mark Carlson’s World War II aviation history The Marines’ Lost Squadron was sixth. Jim Remsen’s Civil War / Reconstruction era history of the town of Waverly, Pennsylvania, and it’s Underground Railroad connections, Embattled Freedom, moved up to seventh.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for December 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It Jason Altmire Political Science
2 2 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
3 NEW A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
4 7 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
5 6 Trumpet Call to Victory: The Final Years of Hazelton Saint Gabriel’s Basketball Joe Farley Sports History
6 3 The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
7 9 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
8 14 Tigers by the River Wylie McLallen Sports History
10 12 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
11 5 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
12 10 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Brooks Segregation
13 8 Dear Ma – The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock John Hoptak Military Memoir
14 Beagle Tales 2 Bob Ford Pet Humor
15 Beagle Tales Bob Ford Pet Humor
16 Beagle Tales 3 Bob Ford Pet Humor
17 Beagle Tales 4 Bob Ford Pet Humor
18 The Georgia Segregated School for the Deaf Ron Knorr & Clemmie Whatley History
19 Prohibition’s Prince Guy Graybill History
20 16 Raising Monarchs Sue McGovern Pets
21 24 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
22 Digging Dusky Diamonds Kohn Lindermuth History
23 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
24 Fireproof Moth Milo Thornberry History
25 Prince and the Paupers Guy Graybill History

Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It was #1 due to brisk sales due to the author’s activities. The Most Hated Man has been bolstered by radio and media appearances by author Mark Pendergrast. A Short Season has been helped by the television program produced by Ben Houser on ESPN, E:60 and a tremendous response to the book by the local community.
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