4 American Biographies and Autobiographies from Sunbury Press

4 American Biographies and Autobiographies from Sunbury Press

Discover the incredible true stories of American people

We are capable of almost anything. From living our personal dreams to making a global difference, there is no stopping the human spirit. And don't our authors know it.

To help celebrate the 15% OFF and free shipping promotions we've got going on, we've put together this list of books that illustrate just how amazing humans can be. Check 'em out. Read about 'em. And then head over to the Sunbury store and get yourself something unique to enjoy.


ABOUT THE BOOKS 

With ten biographies rolled into one, Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits is sure to satisfy any history buff.

Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits: Americans Against the Grain takes the reader on a journey across American history from the colonial period to the present, through the life stories of exceptional men and women who have responded in unconventional ways to the challenges and circumstances of their time and place.

Biographies include:

  • Roger Williams: The First American
  • Anne Bradstreet: The First American Poet
  • Judith Baca: Chicana Muralist
  • And 7 more!

*#1 Amazon bestseller in Historical Latin American Biographies!*

Mavericks...Canva bestseller

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Nearly everyone dreams of "making it." But a young North Carolina boy named Calvin Richardson actually made it happen.

In this autobiography, Calvin Richardson rises out of his modest southern upbringing to become a multi-Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter. While offering insight into the reality of the music industry, Richardson's inspiring story introduces readers to the tenacity and determination needed to manifest a dream.

Take a trip with Richardson on the ups and downs, twists and turns that transformed a young boy from the Carolinas to a chart-topping inspiration.

Check out Calvin's interview with Sister Circle about his path, career, and Do You, Without Them!

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Drive, determination, and beauty products--Golden Beauty Boss is the inspiring tale of one woman making millions in the 1940s.

This first biography of the entrepreneur Madame Sara Spencer will leave you proud, inspired, and impressed. In 1911, a Virginia budding-entrepreneur moved to Atlantic City to start selling cosmetics door-to-door and styling hair in her basement.

Pretty soon, she'd turned her business into an empire. Sara opened a manufacturing company creating hundreds of products, hired 45,000 sales agents all over the world, and was even honored at the New York World's Trade Fair in 1939 as "Most Distinguished Businesswoman. She reached millionaire status in the 1940s and took on roles as a civic leader and philanthropist.

Like Netflix's Self Made? Golden Beauty Boss is the perfect companion piece for another brilliant black woman entrepreneur!

Black woman entrepreneur (Canva) Self Made Golden Beauty

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The oddball story of Franklin Roosevelt's problematic cousin and his mysterious death

A brilliant and complex combination of conflicting character traits, Kermit Roosevelt was the gifted, problematic cousin that almost brought down the Franklin Roosevelt administration.

Including tales of his affairs and alcoholism, Lost in the Shadow of Fame is the captivating story of a lesser known cousin who may have died naturally--or may have been murdered to keep things quiet.

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Thanks for checking out these awesome American biographies and autobiographies! Sunbury Press has over 700 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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THIS WEEKEND ONLY: 25 FREE eBooks from Sunbury Press

THIS WEEKEND ONLY: 25 FREE eBooks from Sunbury Press

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How about some free reading to pass the time?

From April 24th to April 26th, we're offering the first book from our multi-book authors for FREE. Just click on a picture below and have yourself a good time with genres including mysteries, speculative fiction, general fiction, and nonfiction.


 

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense

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As journeyman journalist Revere Polk investigates the 40-year-old murder of his great-uncle  a cold case suddenly comes to a full boil.

What did Uncle Jake's top secret, but ill-fated, mission to Tokyo in August of 1945 have to do with a modern-day plot to assassinate the president of the United States?

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During the later nineteenth century, the wealthy community of Tuxedo Bark  becomes the stalking-ground for one of America’s most heinous, early serial killers. The murder and mayhem continues unabated until an eccentric and brilliant young scientist and his alluring new acquaintance begin their pursuit.

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The blast is shattering.

Hunter is momentarily stunned. Samantha his "handler" and last night playmate, gone. He sees the bomber and springs into action.

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When the murder of Andy Cornell's brother is still unsolved after two and a half years, Andy enters Albuquerque's hidden worlds of cartel violence, street people, and Pueblo secrets to find justice.

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David Andrews, the United States President, has convinced his most trusted friend (Cole Palmer) to personally convey his new Middle East strategy to the region’s established power brokers with the view to end the Sunni-Shia sectarian struggle before all-out war breaks out…a war that could change the face of the earth as we know it.

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What happens when a traveling salesman accidentally meets an attractive woman at the mall? Joe Tarone's latest novel takes many unexpected twists and turns through murder and indiscretion.

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When Ben Carlisle falls in love with Karen, she works alongside him to help make his dream come true. He wants to expand his small dairy farm that he inherited from his father in the green hills of northern Pennsylvania.

Suddenly, through no fault of their own, they face the possibility they may lose everything. Journey with them as they must go up against powerful leaders in the community who have a sinister plan to make money and hide corruption.

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Emma Green is the local meteorologist for the small town of Tolland, Kansas. The town has a lucky history of never suffering a direct hit from a tornado, but Emma has information that suggests this lucky streak is about to come to an end.

Her boss disagrees with her forecast and will not allow her to air her predictions. With her job being threatened and her ability to save lives severely limited, what will she do when facing the dilemma of a lifetime?

Speculative Fiction

General Fiction

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It is 1887. Snow is falling in the high country of Colorado. Bill Ewing led a bank heist in the small mountain town of Kinsey City — but just woke up tied to the back of a mule. Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave is an epic novel chronicling Bill Ewing’s gang of thieves and the posse that takes after them, the cowhands of the B-Cross-C, and the unexpected turns of life which bring them all together.

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Thoroughly grounded in years of research, The Savage Apostle, is an exciting and colorful account of the events leading up to King Philip’s War, the costliest war per capita ever fought on American soil. Moreover, it is an exemplary lesson for today’s world where divisiveness and conflict are so often brought about by racial and religious intolerance.

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Through a Glass Darkly contains 22 literary short stories by the legendary author and poet Hugh Fox.

Praise for Hugh Fox:
"Hugh Fox is the Paul Bunyan of American Letters, part myth, part monster, and, myself-as-subject, a magnificent non-stop storyteller." -- Bill Ryan, The Unborn Book

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THE SPIRITS' CABIN ON LAKE EAGLE TALON is a story of Native American Lore, a teenage couple’s abiding love, and ordinary people who are called upon to do extraordinary deeds.

Nonfiction

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While Bob Cousy had been credited for saving professional basketball in Boston as a player, he is also credited with destroying professional basketball in Cincinnati as a coach.

The uneasy relationship in Cincinnati between Cousy the coach and Robertson the player fueled by leftover competitive conflict from their days as players on the hardwood would become a collision of will between them and render the Royals franchise dysfunctional.

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This is the 25th anniversary edition of What Do You Say? Its first publishing necessitated further printing. Once out of print, requests kept coming for a new edition. Twenty-five years after its release, it was still being used as a model of discovering the blessing of our elders. Its truths more than ever speak to the larger hunger and urgency of engaged listening in an isolating, disconnected world.

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In Love is the Seed: Teachings from the Spirit World, Lisa Hromada shares a fascinating collection of conversations with Spirit that reconnect you to the love of God, provide a passage to discover your purpose and inspire you to relax in the knowing that you are infinitely guided.

Explore profound topics on love, thought, consciousness, the afterlife, death and reincarnation, God's laws and the creation of the soul. These sessions with Spirit help you to better understand yourself as "soul," reveal what you must learn in this life and guide you to a greater awareness of your connection to all creation.

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Have you ever lost a beloved pet and wondered if they go to Heaven like humans do? Have you felt the presence of a departed pet or animal or had dreams about them? Do you have a pet that seems like the reincarnation of a departed pet?

If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, or if you just love animals, you will love the many true, heartfelt stories Michele Livingston has carefully selected for this 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.

More about our recent releases 

#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.

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:

This is the cover of bows, bullets, and bears by John L. Moore

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

This is an author photo of John L. Moore, also known as Susquehanna Jack

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.

Read more about 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.


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

About the Book

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.