Jason Altmire’s “Dead Center” reigns as the Sunbury Press bestseller for August

Jason Altmire’s “Dead Center” reigns as the Sunbury Press bestseller for August

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for August 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 Dead Center Jason Altmire Politics
2 1 Gettysburg Eddie Lawrence Knorr Baseball
3 3 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
4 Fifty Years in a Foxhole Charles Kniffen Military Memoir
5 5 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
6 2 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
7 12 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
8 11 Raising Monarchs Sue McGovern Nature
9 8 Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas John L. Moore History
10 Beagle Tales 5 Bob Ford Humor – Pets
11 Beagle Tales 3 Bob Ford Humor – Pets
12 14 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
13 Forts, Forests, & Flintlocks John L. Moore History
14 The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch Max Klinger Genealogy
15 Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess Barbara Blank Biography
16 9 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
17 Prohibition’s Prince Guy Graybill Biography
18 Bows, Bullets, & Bears John L. Moore History
19 13 The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
20 Beagle Tales 2 Bob Ford Humor – Pets
21 Beagle Tales 1 Bob Ford Humor – Pets
22 25 Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania George Donehoo History
23 Soldiers, Settlers, & Scalps John L. Moore History
24 Prince and the Paupers Guy Graybill Biography
25 Tigers by the Rivers Wylie McLallen Football
26 Travelers, Traders, & Tomahawks John L. Moore History
27 Trumpet Call to Victory Joe Farley Basketball
28 Rivers, Raiders, & Renegades John L. Moore History
29 6 Joseph Priestley: Letters to the Inhabitants of Northumberland John L. Moore History
30 Warriors, Wampum, & Wolves John L. Moore History
31 20 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
32 10 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks History
33 16 Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety Michael Hawley True Crime
34 4 The Boys from Brookdale Joe Regenbogen Biography
35 17 Tories, Terror, and Tea John L. Moore History
36 The BANG Story Lawrence Knorr & BANG! Music History
37 18 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
38 Pioneers, Prisoners, & Peace Pipes John L. Moore History
39 The Hidden Legacy of World War II Carol Vento Biography
40 Keystone Tombstones Volume 1 Joe Farrell & Joe Farley Biography
Ex-Congressman Jason Altmire provides solutions to our partisan divide in “Dead Center”

Ex-Congressman Jason Altmire provides solutions to our partisan divide in “Dead Center”

WASHINGTON, DC. – Sunbury Press has released Dead Center by Jason Altmire.

About the Book:

How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It …

Rarely has America been so bitterly divided. Partisans now view those with differing opinions as the enemy. Cable news programs inflame passions rather than inform viewers. Social media provides the most irrational partisans a venue to spew their hatred and bias. Town hall meetings, once the staple of representative democracy, have degenerated into choreographed shouting matches. Money flows into campaigns at unprecedented rates. Centrists are nearly extinct in Congress, where compromise has become a dirty word. All the while, ordinary Americans feel disenfranchised, watching in disgust as our political process has been hijacked by ideological extremists.

A former three-term member of Congress, Jason Altmire is uniquely qualified to offer solutions to the polarization that has paralyzed Washington. A respected political moderate known for working with both sides of the aisle, Altmire during his time in office was recognized as having the most centrist voting record in the entire House of Representatives.

Fast-paced and easily-readable, Dead Center moves beyond the tired rhetoric that so often dominates our political discourse. Featuring a cast of characters including Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi, Dead Center contains riveting anecdotes from Altmire’s time in office, giving readers an inside view of what it is like to be a centrist in a divided Congress. Altmire draws upon his first-hand experience in the corridors of power to evaluate the root causes of polarization and offer novel solutions to break the gridlock and restore to Washington a spirit of cooperation nonexistent today.


Jason Altmire served three terms in the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2013. He was a bipartisan centrist known for working with both sides of the aisle, which led to an extraordinary record of legislative success. He had 29 of his legislative initiatives signed into law, went five and a half years without missing a single vote, and introduced a bipartisan bill that gained the most co-sponsors of any congressional bill in American history. During his time in office, the nonpartisan National Journal calculated Altmire’s voting record to be at the exact midpoint of the House — the Dead Center — giving him the most centrist voting record in Congress. He has been profiled by numerous national publications and has appeared on a wide variety of television news programs. He has spent his professional career in the healthcare industry, having earned a Master’s degree in Health Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. He lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

“Jason Altmire is a throwback to our better angels — to a time when a brave few in each party dared to talk to the other party. Thing is, this former Pennsylvania Democratic Congressman was doing this, or trying to, just a few years ago. This isn’t ancient history. The cooperation ingrained in doing the people’s work “is” our history, and how we as a country made history. Whatever your thoughts on how we got so divisive, hear from a guy who was working the front lines, simply imploring his colleagues to just get something done.”

–Neil Cavuto
Sr. Vice President and Anchor,
Fox News Channel, and Fox Business Network

“Jason Altmire has written an insightful book on how Washington has become more polarized and dysfunctional over the last decade. He highlights the reasons why centrists in both parties have disappeared and why compromise is regarded as a four-letter word by factions on both the left and the right. Whether you’re a political junkie or someone who just wants to know how and why our political system has changed in recent years, you should read this book.”
–Bob Cusack
  Editor in Chief at The Hill newspaper

“Congressman Jason Altmire was one of the most thoughtful, pragmatic voices in the House when he served so it’s not surprising that he’s tackling the subject of rampant polarization with refreshing candor and independent insights in his first book. Most importantly, he offers solutions to help break the excessive partisanship that has poisoned our country’s politics. This book couldn’t have come at a better time.”

–Josh Kraushaar
  Politics Editor at National Journal
by Jason Altmire
Trade paperback – 6 x 9 x 1
274 Pages
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Comparative Politics
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties
Hardcover w/dust jacket – 6 x 9 x 1
Also available on Kindle

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