Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William P. Shunas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

Sites:


Illinois Connection

William still lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

William is an army veteran and had a career with the U.S. Postal Service. He has one previously published book, Wilson and Jernigan, published in 1993. He spent twenty years as the editor of his local union newsletter and is a contributor to The Veteran, newspaper of Vietnam veterans against the war. He is now retired and lives in Chicago.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Remembering Gage Park
ISBN: 145358837X

Xlibris, Corp.. 2010

"Remembering Gage Park is a fictional memoir as told by protagonist Mike Staron. It is about his family and his Chicago neighborhood. It is about his friendship with Jim Connor that begins with their common interest in basketball.
The time period is the 1950s to the 1970s when they are coming of age and having to deal with the problems of the day which include racial relations and being young men of draft age during the Vietnam War.
Gage Park is an all-white, blue-collar ethnic neighborhood next to an overcrowded African American neighborhood. Therein lies the seeds of racial conflict.
Jim goes off to war and returns physically and mentally injured. The friendship continues on into adulthood until Jim’s death."


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