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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…

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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…

Joe Farley’s verses are “Song Poems in Search of Music”

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Joe Farley’s poetry collection “Song Poems in Search of Music.”

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About the book:
Joe Farley is best known as one of “The Joes” who have written the “Keystone Tombstone” series of biography books, about famous or noteworthy people buried in Pennsylvania. He and his partner, Joe Farrell, have appeared on numerous television and radio interviews and programs, as well as dozens of news columns and magazines regarding this work. The two have traveled the Commonwealth in search of interesting tales to tell, interesting tombstones to honor, and interesting taverns in which to discuss their findings.

Joe Farley’s poetry spans his adult life, from the 1970s to the present, lamenting opportunities lost in the Anthracite Region of his birth, as well as his conquests and travels as he settled in the Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania. Farley is a fan of Shakespeare’s sonnets, Wordsworth, Poe and William Butler Yeats, but his lyric style calls to mind his Irish roots. Regardless, these are verses in search of music. Hopefully a few musicians will do them justice. In the meantime, enjoy these lines by Joe Farley, an Irish bard at heart.

Song Poems in Search of Music

Authored by Joe Farley

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
64 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620064191
ISBN-10: 1620064197
BISAC: Poetry / American / General

For more information about the book, please see:

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Song-Poems-in-Search-of-…

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…