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.

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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.

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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.

Pennsylvania Coal Region subject of new history by John R. Lindermuth

POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released John R. Lindermuth’s history “Digging Dusky Diamonds” recounting life in Pennsylvania’s Coal Region.

About the book:
ddd_fcBased on contemporary newspaper accounts and genealogical records, Digging Dusky Diamonds tells the story of the people who made the anthracite coal mining industry a major economic force in Pennsylvania in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

How the miners and their families lived and worked, loved and died is recorded in old newspapers and reveals their daily concerns, their diversions, social attitudes and prejudices. The accounts reveal what was different about those people and what has remained constant in us, their descendants.

Though the focus is mainly on Northumberland and Schuylkill counties, similar conditions prevailed across the anthracite mining region.

About the author:
A native of Shamokin, Northumberland  County, Pennsylvania, J. R. Lindermuth worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for nearly 40 years. Since retiring, he has served as librarian of the Northumberland County Historical Society where he assists patrons with genealogy and research.

He is the author of 12 novels and his short stories and articles have been published in a variety of magazines. He is a member of International Thriller Writers, EPIC and the Short Mystery Society.

He is the father of two grown children and has four grandsons. To learn more about the author, visit his website at http://www.jrlindermuth.net

Digging Dusky Diamonds: A History of the Pennsylvania Coal Region
Authored by John R. Lindermuth
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
160 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062685
ISBN-10: 1620062682
BISAC: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Digging-Dusky-Diamonds-9…