Mark Pendergrast’s “The Most Hated Man in America” repeats as the Sunbury Press bestseller for February

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for February. Recently released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast took the top spot for the second month in a row. Charles Kniffen’s Vietnam memoir, Fifty Years in a Foxhole was second. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last climbed to #3. Embattled Freedom, Jim Remsen’s recounting of the underground railroad and Civil War service of African Americans from Waverly, Pennsylvania, was 4th. Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula returned to the list in the 5th spot. Steve Troutman returned to the rankings, taking 6th place with his popular Tulpehocken Trail Traces. Lawrence Knorr’s Gettysburg Eddie: The Story of Eddie Plank slipped a bit to 7th place in advance of its release. Doug Beed’s Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam climbed back to 8th. A Short Season, recounting the life of Josiah, a baseball-loving youth battling progeria, slipped to 9th in advance of its release. Troutman’s The Penn’s Manor of Spread Eagle rounded out the top ten.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for February 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
2 NEW Fifty Years in a Foxhole Charles Kniffen Vietnam Memoir
3 11 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
4 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
5 5 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
6 Tulpehocken Trail Traces Steve Troutman History
7 2 Gettysburg Eddie: The Story of Eddie Plank Lawrence Knorr Sports History
8 12 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
9 4 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
10 The Penn’s Manor of Spread Eagle … Steve Troutman History
11 6 Trumpet Call to Victory: The Final Years of Hazelton Saint Gabriel’s Basketball Joe Farley Sports History
12 10 The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
13 NEW R.E.M.F. Van Carter Vietnam Memoir
14 9 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
15 The BANG Story BANG and Lawrence Knorr Biography
16 The Trevorton, Mahanoy, and Susquehanna Railroad Steve Troutman History
17 14 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
18 24 Dear Ma – The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock John Hoptak Military Memoir
19 15 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
20 There Is Something About Rough and Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
21 20 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L. Moore History
22 21 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L. Moore History
23 Tories, Terror, and Tea John L. Moore History
24 Keystone Tombstones Civil War Farrell, Farley, & Knorr Biography
25 19 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History

The Most Hated Man has been bolstered by radio and media appearances by author Mark Pendergrast.  Fifty Years in a Foxhole was boosted by release activities. Campbell’s Earhart book benefited from false claims that bones found in the South Pacific belonged to the lost aviatrix. Call Sign Dracula benefited from the release of the audiobook. Troutman’s books were boosted by author activities.


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