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Rigors of early automobile travel detailed in Hepzy Moore Cook’s Model T travel journal

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Vermillion, SD — Sunbury Press has released Touring America by Automobile in the 1920s, William A. Cook’s compilation of his grandmother’s, Hepzy Moore Cook, travel journals.

About the Book:

A true labor of love, author William Cook has reproduced his grandmother’s (Hepzy Moore Cook) narrative of the day-to-day rigors in early twentieth century vacation travel by automobile.  The journals describe in great detail, a more remote, less accessible nation that existed ninety years ago during the dawn of America’s love affair with the car.  The oldest of the two journals written by Hepzy Moore Cook chronicles a challenging and sometimes very hazardous journey by automobile taken by her, the author’s grandfather, Dr. William A. Cook and father, Ralph Moore Cook in August, 1920 from Vermillion, South Dakota to Yellowstone National Park and back again to Vermillion, covering 3,180 grueling miles in the process.

Contents:

PROLOGUE: A Brief History of the Automobile and…

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Interview with Jess Steven Hughes, Author

Beyond the Precipice

I am delighted to have Jess Steven Hughes as my guest today. Thank you, Jess, for joining me on my website.

Jess, can you tell us about yourself and your background? What do you currently do outside of writing?

Jess Steven (Steve) Hughes portraitI am a retired police detective sergeant with twenty-five years experience in criminal investigation and a former U.S. Marine. I hold a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a minor in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations from the University of Southern California. I have traveled and studied extensively in the areas forming the background of my novels, which brings vivid authenticity to the unique settings for my historical novels, The Wolf of Britannia, Part I, The Wolf of Britannia, Part II, and The Sign of the Eagle. I currently live with my wife, Liz, and our three horses in Eastern Washington. I am currently working on two more historical novels from the…

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Was Jack the Ripper harvesting female organs for an Elixir of Life?

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LONDON — Sunbury Press have released Michael L. Hawley’s book, The Ripper’s Haunts, revealing his research into the motivations of the Victorian serial killer. Was Jack the Ripper harvesting female organs for an Elixir of Life?

About the Book:
coverHidden from history for over a century, the name of Scotland Yard’s key suspect in the mysterious Jack the Ripper murders was rediscovered in 1993. He was arrested, jumped bail, sneaked out of England―and then the murders stopped. Tracing his footsteps through Victorian London has revealed haunting finds. A macabre wax museum operated just yards away from the first vicious attack, in which the proprietor callously showcased explicit wax models of the fiend’s victims, presented to the public just hours after each untimely death. A clandestine police investigation was being quietly pursued, based upon a Jekyll-Hyde theory that the killer was harvesting female organs in his quest to create an…

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American general turns coat — security jeopardized — Washington issues death sentence

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TICONDEROGA, N.Y. — Sunbury Press has released Perilous Journey: The Two Faces of Benedict Arnold, the late Ted Brusaw’s historical novel about the Revolutionary War accomplishments of the controversial general.

pj_fcFew Americans are as controversial as Benedict Arnold, whose name is synonymous with treachery and treason. Arnold was one of the heroes of Fort Ticonderoga, who later became frustrated with the pace of the Revolutionary War and the politics. At a time when all of the patriots were under threat of death for raising arms against the British crown, he caved to the pressure and flipped sides. Ted Brusaw recounts these events with historical accuracy, adding depth and detail only achieved in a novel.

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Still wearing the uniform of a Massachusetts militia colonel, Benedict Arnold returned the salute of the sentry outside General Washington’s headquarters and entered the building. Pausing to allow his eyes to adjust to the…

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Body of Wamponaug Indian dragged from under the ice at Assowampsett Pond near Plymouth

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BOSTON — Sunbury Press has released The Savage Apostle, John Kachuba’s historical novel, set in 1675 Massachusetts.

tsa_fcIn 1675, when the body of Christian Indian John Sassamon is dragged up from beneath the ice of Assowampsett Pond, speculation is rife as to who murdered the man. Sassamon was a man caught between two worlds, that of his Wamponaug ancestry and that of his adopted English society; people on both sides could find cause to kill him.

John Eliot, missionary and founder of the Praying Villages where Christianized Indians lived among the colonists of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies is particularly grieved by his protégé Sassamon’s death. Eliot had converted the young Sassamon, educated him at Harvard, and trusted him as missionary to the Indians, especially to the Pokanoket and their sachem Metacom. Eliot knows that converting Metacom and his people could be the key to lasting peace between…

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What do Babe Ruth, Anne Bancroft, and Soupy Sales have in common? Gotham Graves

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gg_fcSunbury Press has released Gotham Graves Volume One, Joe Farrell and Joe Farley’s first volume in their new series about famous people buried around New York City..

The Joes ventured to the Big Apple and its boroughs to visit the graves of the rich, famous, and infamous. This first volume of the Gotham Graves series focuses on those persons interred in and around New York City who were interesting figures in their times. Farrell and Farley have combed New York City to bring you the most entertaining biographies about interesting people buried in New York. Included in this volume:

• Louis Armstrong “What a Wonderful World”
• Anne Bancroft “And Here’s to You Mrs. Robinson”
• Nellie Bly “Lonely Orphan Girl”
• James Cagney “You Dirty Rat”
• George M. Cohan “Yankee Doodle Dandy”
• Jim Farley “As Maine Goes So Goes Vermont”
• Ulysses Grant “Uncle Sam”
•…

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Young Romanian woman escapes Communism, reunites with husband

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LEBANON, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Ionica: A Romanian Immigration Story, Catalina Petcov’s memoir of life under Communism and her escape from it as a young woman.

This touching memoir tracks the life of Catalina Petcov, called Ionica by her family, as she experienced the difficulties of being a young girl in rural Romania, though her escape to Italy and ultimately the United States.

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In 1952, Catalina was born in Bozovici, Romania to parents whose work ethic was absolute. Her mother and father worked her like a farmhand—save the fact that they would’ve treated a farmhand better.

From a very young age, she already was involved in work that typically was reserved for adults. She tended to cows in the fields and looked after pigs and chickens in the backyard; she pulled weeds and helped plow when it was time to plant new crops; she even prepared…

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