Mark Pendergrast’s “The Most Hated Man in America” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for January

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for January. Recently released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast took the top spot. Lawrence Knorr’s Gettysburg Eddie: The Story of Eddie Plank debuted in the 2nd spot in advance of its release. The late Ron Knorr and Clemmie Whatley soared to 3rd with The Georgia Segregated School for the DeafA Short Season, recounting the life of Josiah, a baseball-loving youth battling progeria, slipped one notch to the fourth spot in advance of its release. Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula returned to the list in the 5th spot.   Joe Farley’s basketball memoir Trumpet Call to Victory netted the sixth position. Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It finally fell from the top spot, dropping to 7th. John L. Moore claimed 8th with his new release Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas. All of his books in the Frontier Pennsylvania series charted this month. Scott Zuckerman’s story of Murray Jacobs, a Seabee in WW2 entitled Dreams of My Comrades was ninth. Mark Carlson’s World War II aviation history The Marines’ Lost Squadron was tenth.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for January 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 2 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
2 NEW Gettysburg Eddie: The Story of Eddie Plank Lawrence Knorr Sports History
3 18 The Georgia Segregated School for the Deaf Ron Knorr & Clemmie Whatley History
4 3 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
5 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
6 5 Trumpet Call to Victory: The Final Years of Hazelton Saint Gabriel’s Basketball Joe Farley Sports History
7 1 Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It Jason Altmire Political Science
8 NEW Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas John L. Moore History
9 4 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
10 6 The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
11 10 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
12 11 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
13 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
14 23 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
15 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
16 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
17 NEW Look, I Shrunk Grandma Karen Severson Elder Care
18 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L. Moore History
19 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History
20 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L. Moore History
21 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L. Moore History
22 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L. Moore History
23 12 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Brooks Segregation
24 13 Dear Ma – The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock John Hoptak Military Memoir
25 Lost in the Shadow of Fame William Lemanski Biography

The Most Hated Man has been bolstered by radio and media appearances by author Mark Pendergrast.  Gettysburg Eddie has been helped by advance interest prior to its release in time for baseball season. The Georgia Segregated School for the Deaf was boosted by orders from academic institutions.  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. Farley’s Trumpet Call has been helped by Joe’s media coverage of the book in the Hazleton region. John L. Moore’s books continue to sell well through bookstores in upstate Pennsylvania.