Co-authors, Vic Merkel and Ann Frommer push forward with the raw account of a United States Army Air Force, B-17 Flying Fortress - tailgunner. A realist, Staff Sergeant Buck Remke knows the crucial role he plays in this conflict called World War Two
Author Victor Merkel never looked back. He never intended to write a novel based on his high school years. But write, he did. Merkel detailed the struggles of teen, Vance Remke, in the paperback version of his novel, “Misery Mountain”.
Author Victor Merkel scans his 1950’s press clippings of the former Tamaqua Courier and relives the grim events of local mine tragedies. Cave-ins, toxic gas and bodies pulled from those black holes. In over 50 years, little has changed.