Jason Altmire’s “Dead Center” returns as the Sunbury Press bestseller for April

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for April. Former Congressman Jason Altmire reclaimed the top spot with his political book Dead Center, seeking to end the partisan divide in US politics. A Short Season, recounting the life of Josiah Viera, a baseball-loving youth battling progeria, slipped one spot to 2nd place. Jim Remsen’s Embattled Freedom about the Underground Railroad in Waverly, Pennsylvania returned to the list at #3.  Lawrence Knorr claimed the 4th spot with his biography of Eddie Plank, Gettysburg Eddie, and 17th place with the biography of Carl Scheib, Wonder Boy. Joe Regenbogen’s The Boys from Brookdale, about a group of WW2 veterans at the same nursing home, was #5. Recently released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast took the 6th. Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula held the 7th spot. John L Moore took six spots with his popular Frontier Pennsylvania and Revolutionary Pennsylvania series.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for April 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 8 Dead Center Jason Altmire Politics
2 1 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
3 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
4 NEW Gettysburg Eddie Lawrence Knorr Baseball
5 5 The Boys from Brookdale Joe Regenbogen Biography
6 3 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
7 6 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
8 Fifty Years in a Fox Hole Charles Kniffen Military Memoir
9 Look I Shrunk Grandma Karen Severson Medical Memoir
10 4 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
11 14 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
12 NEW Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety Michael Hawley True Crime
13 12 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
14 9 Trumpet Call to Victory: The Final Years of Hazelton Saint Gabriel’s Basketball Joe Farley Sports History
15 10 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks History
16 7 The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
17 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Baseball
18 18 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
19 15 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
20 11 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
21 24 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
22 16 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L. Moore History
23 17 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History
24 13 Tories, Terror, and Tea John L. Moore History
25 Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania George Donehoo History

Altmire’s book was boosted by renewed efforts by the author. A Short Season was helped by broad interest across the country. Remsen’s sales increased due to author appearances. Knorr’s baseball books were helped by seasonal interest and the recent passing of Carl Scheib.