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Battle of Gettysburg participants honored in new book by Farrell, Farley, and Knorr

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Keystone Tombstones: The Battle of Gettysburg by Joe Farrell, Joe Farley and Lawrence Knorr.This special volume highlights those individuals buried in Pennsylvania who contributed to the battle.

About the Book:
Biographies of famous people buried in Pennsylvabia who participated in the Battle of Gettysburg are the focus of this localized edition of Keystone Tombstones. Farrell and Farley have combed Pennsylvania to bring you the most entertaining tales about interesting people buried in Pennsylvania. Included in this volume:

• John Burns
• Gettysburg National Cemetery
• Amos Humiston
• Ginnie Wade
• Andrew Gregg Curtin
• James Buchanan
• Simon Cameron
• John White Geary
• John Fulton Reynolds
• Thaddeus Stevens
• George Meade
• Samuel W Crawford
• Oliver B Knowles
• Herman Haupt
• Samuel K Zook
• Dennis O’Kane
• Winfield Scott Hancock
• Strong Vincent
• Alfred L Pearson

Keystone Tombstones: The Battle of Gettysburg
Authored by Joe Farrell, Authored by Joe Farley, Authored by Lawrence Knorr
List Price: $14.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
122 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620068328
ISBN-10: 162006832X
BISAC: History / United States / Civil War

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Keystone-Tombstones-Batt…

All the best dead people in Pennsylvania — according to the Joes

ktbest_fc smMECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released The Best of Keystone Tombstones, Joe Farrell and Joe Farley’s hardcover finale, comprised of the most interesting and impactful individuals pulled from their five volumes.

About the Book:
Joe Farrell and Joe Farley have combed the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for interesting biographies of noteworthy people buried in the Keystone State. This volume is the culmination of the best of the stories found in Volumes 1, 2, 3, The Civil War, and Sports. Subjects run the gamut from politicians to serial killers to movie stars to war heros to labor leaders to musicians to sports figures, etc. Included in this volume:

  • Richie Ashburn and Harry Kalas “The Voices of Philadelphia”
  • “Babes in the Woods”
  • Smedley Butler “The Fighting Quaker”
  • Dick Winters and Joe Toye “Band of Brothers”
  • Simon Cameron “Pennsylvania’s Political Kingmaker”
  • Michael Cheslock “The Lattimer Massacre”
  • Billy Conn “The Pittsburgh Kid”
  • Benjamin Franklin “The First American”
  • Joe William Frazier “Smokin Joe”
  • John White Geary “An American Success Story Few Have Heard”
  • Josh Gibson “The Black Babe Ruth”
  • Frank Gorshin “What Does It All Mean?”
  • Winfield Scott Hancock “Hancock the Superb”
  • Milton Hershey “The Chocolate King”
  • Johnstown Flood Victims “An Act of God”
  • Mary Jo Kopechne “What If?”
  • Jayne Mansfield “The Blonde Bombshell”
  • Mary Pinchot Meyer “The Mysterious Case of Mary Pinchot Meyer”
  • “The Molly Maguires, Black Jack Kehoe and Franklin Gowen
  • Herman Webster Mudgett aka Dr. Henry H. Holmes “America’s Answer to the Ripper”
  • Joe Paterno “JoePa”
  • Bob Prince and Myron Cope “The Voices of Pittsburgh”
  • Frank Rizzo “The Cop That Would Be King”
  • Fred Rogers “America’s Favorite Neighbor”
  • Art Rooney “The Chief”
  • Bessie Smith “The Empress of the Blues”
  • Thaddeus Stevens “The Dictator of Congress”
  • Jim Thorpe “The Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century”
  • “Titanic Victims and Survivors”
  • Andy Warhol “The Pope of Pop”
Joe Farrell (left) and Joe Farley (right) with Nick Nichols at Nick's 114 in New Cumberland.

Joe Farrell (left) and Joe Farley (right) with Nick Nichols at Nick’s 114 in New Cumberland.

The Best of Keystone Tombstones
by Joe Farrell & Joe Farley
List Price: $29.95
Hardcover: 228 pages
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (April 1, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620065843
ISBN-13: 978-1620065846
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
BISAC: Biography

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Best-of-Keystone-Tom…

Pittsburgh Region volume of Keystone Tombstones now available

kstspi_fcPITTSBURGHSunbury Press has released Keystone Tombstones Pittsburgh Region by Joe Farrell and Joe Farley.

About the Book:
Biographies of famous people buried in the Pittsburgh Region are the focus of this localized edition of the Keystone Tombstones. Farrell and Farley have combed the Pittsburgh area to bring you the most entertaining tales about interesting people buried in Pennsylvania. Included in this volume:

Allegheny County
Billy Conn
Stephen Foster
Josh Gibson
Frank Gorshin
Harry Greb
David L. Lawrence
Chuck Noll
Alfred L. Pearson
Pirates Pride
Art Rooney
Lillian Russell
Harry Stuhldreher
John Sutherland
Charles William Tate
Harry Kendall Thaw
The Voices of Pittsburgh
Andy Warhol

Somerset County
Flight 93 Crash Site

Westmorland County
Fred Rogers
Willie Thrower

Also:
Maurice Stokes
Johnstown Flood Victims

Keystone Tombstones Pittsburgh Region: Biographies of Famous People Buried in Pennsylvania
Authored by Joe Farrell, Authored by Joe Farley
List Price: $16.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
152 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620065464
ISBN-10: 1620065460
BISAC: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Keystone-Tombstones-Pitt…

JoePa, Smokin’ Joe and Titanic Victims and Survivors some of the highlights of Keystone Tombstones 3

kt3_fcMECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the third volume of the Keystone Tombstone series by Joe Farrell and Joe Farley. The book relates interesting tales of famous people interred in Pennsylvania including the search to find their graves, most of which involved detours through local pubs and taverns.

The authors will be on hand for the Mechanicsburg Wine Walk at Sunbury Press’s bookstore at 50 W Main St. in Mechanicsburg on Saturday May 10th, 2014 from 2 to 6 PM. They will be signing copies of their books as the company also celebrates the release of volume three of this popular series.

Since the release of Volume One, Farrell and Farley have become mainstays on PCN, where segments based on their series have been aired.  The two have also appeared on numerous other television and radio stations and have been written about in dozens of newspapers.

About the book:
Joe Farrell and Joe Farley
 explore the cemeteries (and pubs) of Pennsylvania in search of interesting graves and stories about the interred.

Included in this volume:

  • Nick ADAMS “Johnny Yuma Was a Rebel”
  • Marian ANDERSON “A Voice Heard Once in a Hundred Years”
  • “Babes in the Woods”
  • John BARRYMORE “The Great Profile”
  • Robert CASEY “The Three Time Loss from Holy Cross”
  • Jimmy DORSEY “A Fabulous Dorsey”
  • FLIGHT 93 Crash Site “40 Heroes”
  • “Four Founders”
  • “Fox and Cox”
  • Joe William FRAZIER “Smokin’ Joe”
  • Dave GARROWAY “The Communicator”
  • Harry GREB “The Human Windmill”
  • John Frederick HARTRANFT “Old Johnny”
  • Robert (Bob) HESS “More than Just a Scientist”
  • “The Kelayres Massacre”
  • John MCDERMOTT “Golf’s Unknown Champion”
  • Mary Pinchot MEYER “The Mysterious Case of Mary Pinchot Meyer”
  • Joe PATERNO “JoePa”
  • Teddy PENDERGRASS “Life Is a Song Worth Singing”
  • Molly PITCHER “From Molly Pitcher to Black Hawk Down”
  • Art ROONEY “The Chief”
  • Lillian RUSSELL “The Great American Beauty”
  • Arlen SPECTER “The Single Bullet Theory Senator”
  • ”Titanic Victims and Survivors”
  • Willie THROWER “Football’s Jackie Robinson”
  • “Pirates’ Pride”
  • John UPDIKE “One of America’s Best”
  • Grover WASHINGTON, Jr. “The Smooth Jazzman”
  • Anthony WAYNE “Mad Anthony”
  • Unusual Tombstones


backcoverimageKeystone Tombstones Volume Three: Famous Graves Found in Pennsylvania

Authored by Joe Farrell, Authored by Joe Farley

List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
190 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063613
ISBN-10: 1620063611
BISAC: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

For more information about the book, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Keystone-Tombstones-Volu…

Joe Farrell recounts 16 years in Cathloic schools in New York City

JRA_fc gQUEENS, N.Y. — Sunbury Press has released Joe Farrell’s humerous memoir Jesus Runs Away … and other stories of attending Catholic schools in the early 60s.

About the Book:

A smorgasbord of entertainment and lessons awaits readers as author Joe Farrell releases through Sunbury Press a unique memoir. Jesus Runs Away chronicles his journey as a student who enjoys a carefree life amid schools of rigid discipline and stern religious training. In the early sixties, being in a Catholic school means being compelled to always abide by the rules: pray earnestly when told to do so, study the lessons to answer questions correctly, a “yes” or “no” answer should always be followed by “Sister”, and never ever do anything that would upset or make the teachers mad. Through vivid narration, Jesus Runs Away unveils the funny side that lurks behind the austere façade of Catholic Schools. It follows the author as he finds himself caught up in different mischief during grade school and to even more grave misbehaviors—including a police arrest—during high school and college. A baby boomer, Farrell’s life is one that is carved by the tumult of the fifties and sixties and the social and personal dramas that come along with it. His is an interesting wave of colors brightened by adventure, discipline, lessons learned, friendship, and love. Providing a good glimpse into the life of pure Catholic training, Jesus Runs Away is a witty revelation of a schoolboy’s shenanigans and the ultimate inspiration one can get from them. This memoir of growing up in the 60’s is full of Farrell’s wit, humor, and irreverence yet it’s a touching and poignant story. A fun and enjoyable read.

JoeAbout the Author:

Many of the nuns, brothers, priests and lay teachers who dealt with Joe Farrell during his sixteen years of Catholic schools forecasted failure for him in this life and in the next. So, when they heard he was in a maximum security prison they weren’t surprised. The part that surprised them was that is was as a staff psychologist and not an inmate. It probably would have amazed them to discover that he had a very long and successful career in government and in two Fortune 500 companies as a high level manager and advocate for consumers and citizens. They would probably be stunned to hear he presently is Executive Director of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA.

Along the way, he raised two children who were excellent students. His son is an intellectual property attorney and his daughter, after over a decade of teaching, is an elementary school principal.

His success in the next life is yet to be determined…

Jesus Runs Away: … and other stories of attending Catholic schools in the early 60s

Authored by Joe Farrell

03List Price: $19.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
392 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063927
ISBN-10: 1620063921
BISAC: Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs

Also available on Nook and Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Jesus-Runs-Away-97816200…

Pennsylvania’s role in the Civil War highlighted in “Keystone Tombstones Civil War”

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released “Keystone Tombstones Civil War” by Joe Farrell, Joe Farley and Lawrence Knorr. This special volume of the Keystone Tombstones series highlights Pennsylvania’s contributions to restoring the Union and ending slavery.

About the Book:
ktcw_pubPennsylvania is rich in Civil War history. Gettysburg was the climactic battle of the war, and many of the Keystone State’s citizens were involved, whether as common soldiers, officers, politicians or citizens. This special edition of the Keystone Tombstones series focuses on those persons interred in Pennsylvania who played a noteworthy role in the Civil War. Farrell, Knorr and Farley have combed the Keystone State to bring you most interesting tales about the Civil War participants buried in Pennsylvania. Included in the volume:

  • Gettysburg National Cemetery
  • John W. Geary
  • Galusha Pennypacker
  • Strong Vincent
  • Amos Humiston
  • US Colored Troops
  • St. Clair Augustine Mulholland
  • Andrew G. Curtin
  • John L. Burns
  • Propsect Hill Cemetery
  • Dennis O’Kane
  • Charles H. Van Wyck
  • Ginnie Wade
  • George G. Meade
  • Winfield S. Hancock
  • Henry C. Pleasants
  • Gettysburg Generals
  • Samuel W. Crawford
  • Samuel K. Zook
  • Thomas L. Kane
  • John Fulton Reynolds
  • Oliver B. Knowles
  • John F. Hartranft
  • Alfred L. Pearsons
  • James Buchanan
  • Ulric Dahlgren
  • Herman Haupt
  • Rebels Among Us
  • Thaddeus Stevens
  • John C. Pemberton
  • Jay Cooke
  • Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Simon Cameron
  • General Controversy
  • Lafayette C. Baker

Keystone Tombstones Civil War: Famous Graves Found in Pennsylvania
Authored by Joe Farrell, Authored by Joe Farley, Authored by Lawrence Knorr
List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
206 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620061770
ISBN-10: 1620061775
BISAC: History / United States / Civil War Period

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Keystone-Tombstones-Civi…

“Rock-a-billy Rebel” headlines Sunbury Press’s best January ever… Sunbury’s January best-sellers

Rock-a-Bill Rebel

Rock-a-Bill Rebel

Mechanicsburg, PA – “Rockabilly Rebel: Known and Unknown Stars I’ve Known”, Mack Allen Smith’s recollection of the numerous musical talents he interacted with during his Rock-a-Billy Hall-of-Fame career,  was #1 in print thanks to regional bookstore sales. Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” led all eBooks and was 7th in print thanks to those seeking the truth about Amelia’s disappearance. Farrell & Farley’s “Keystone Tombstones Volumes 2 & 1” were #2 & #3 in print, respectively,  due to several television appearances by the authors.  Dr. Brandon Musgrave’s medical school expose “Hour 30” ranked #2 in eBooks, thanks to a author promotions. “Of Guilt and Innocence,” John Scanlan’s debut police-procedural mystery, was #3 in eBooks and 4th in print due to heavy regional media coverage. Daniel Diehl’s “Revelations: Book One of the Merlin Chronicles” was #4 in eBooks thanks to the efforts of Daniel’s publicist.

Sunbury Press experienced its best January yet, after seeing sales decline slightly in 2012 versus 2011, as eBooks cannibalized print.  Sales for January 2013 were up 21% over the prior year, with growth in print leading growth in eBooks for the first time in years. “We have seen an increase in print sales to independent bookstores,” said publisher Lawrence Knorr. “We’ve had a lot of regional interest in many of our titles, and the media seems to be more open to reporting on smaller presses. Conversely, from our perspective, it appears eBook sales are beginning to level.  Regardless of which way the market goes from here, we are ready.”

Darla Henry’s “The 3-5-7 Model – A Practice Approach to Permanency,” detailing her system for dealing with grief, nabbed #5 in print due to wholesale orders to conferences.

Carol Schultz Vento’s “The Hidden Legacy of World War II,” revealing the affect of PTSD on her famous father, Arthur Dutch Schultz and their family, ranked 5th in eBooks due to continued media interest in the book.

Joseph Carvalko’s “The Techno-Hum​an Shell: A Jump in the Evolutionary Gap,” detailing the merging of technology and anatomy, debuted at 6th in print and 7th in eBooks thanks to author events.

Robert Broomall’s “Murder in the 7th Cavalary,” a mystery based in General Custer’s camp, continued to sell well in eBook format, ranking 6th.

Sue Dahlgren Daigneault’s biography about her famous father, WW2 hero Ed Dahlgren, grabbed 8th in print and 9th in eBooks thanks to author events.

‘The People’s Medium,’ Michele Livingston, rejoined to the top 10 eBooks, slotting in at #8 thanks to author events.

Ann Elia Stewart’s “Twice a Child,” a novel recounting her father’s Lewy Body Dimentia, ranked 9th in print.

Bob Ford’s “Beagle Tales,” the first volume in his popular series, finished the eBook top 10, thanks to author appearances.

“There is Something About Rough & Ready: A History of the Village at the Heart of the Mahantongo Valley” rounded out the print top 10, as regional sales continued to be brisk.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:

History / Memoir – “Rock-a-Billy Rebel” by Mack Allen Smith
Fiction  – “Of Guilt and Innocence” by John Scanlan
Horror/Mystery – “Of Guilt and Innocence” by John Scanlan
Children/YA – “USA to Z” by Mary Stout and John Gascot
The Arts – “Contemporary Photo Impressionists” by T K McCoy
Self-Help – “The 3-5-7 Model” by Darla Henry
Metaphysical/Spiritual – “Messages from Beyond” by Michele Livingston
Reference – “Education Behind Bars” by Chris Zoukis

The company released four new titles during the month of January:
“General John Fulton Reynolds: His Biography, Words and Relations” by Lawrence Knorr, Diane Watson and Michael Riley
“The Techno-Hum​an Shell: A Jump in the Evolutionary Gap” by Joseph Carvalko
“Rock-a-Billy Rebel: Known and Unknown Stars I’ve Known” by Mack Allen Smith
“Of Guilt and Innocence” by John Scanlan

For a list of Sunbury’s all-time best-sellers, please see the Sunbury Press web site:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm

For a complete list of recent and upcoming releases, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/COMING-SOON_c47.htm