Guy Sterling celebrates Newark’s rich history in new book

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List of noteworthy lives makes readers remember ‘The Famous, the Familiar and the Forgotten’

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A love of research coupled with a deep fascination with the history and people of his hometown drove author Guy Sterling to revisit the past and identify “The Famous, the Familiar and the Forgotten” (published by Xlibris) people of one of America’s oldest cities.

With details about their lives and addresses where they lived, this book lists 350 noteworthy people who have made Newark, N. J. their home during the city’s almost 350-year history. Among those included are Thomas Edison, Stephen Crane, Aaron Burr, Sarah Vaughan, Philip Roth, Amiri Baraka, Jerome Kern, Shaquille O’Neal, Queen Latifah, Jackie Gleason, Rod Steiger, Frankie Valli, Joe Pesci, Eva Marie Saint, Wayne Shorter, Paul Simon, Whitney Houston and Jerry Lewis.

As to why he has taken on such undertaking of listing these famous names and their contributions to the American society, Sterling muses:

“I want readers to come away with a greater appreciation of the history and the people of Newark, NJ, a city with a roster of residents as impressive as just about any place in the United States.”

“The Famous, the Familiar and the Forgotten”
By Guy Sterling
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 278 pages | ISBN 9781499079906
E-Book | 278 pages | ISBN 9781499079913
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Guy Sterling is a longtime resident of Newark, N.J. and a strong advocate for keeping the city's rich history alive. In the nearly 30 years he spent as a newspaper reporter with the Star-Ledger, he wrote a variety of stories on Newark's past. He also put together historical pieces on the city that aired on Newark's WBGO Jazz Radio 88.3. Sterling has a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and a master's from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. This is his second book.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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