Illinois Authors

The Illinois Center for the Book banner

William P. Shunas

Born: in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: William still lives in Chicago.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): History; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

William P. Shunas on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Remembering Gage Park /
ISBN: 145358837X OCLC: 694151981

Xlibris Corp, [Bloomington, IN] : ©2010.

The story of two Chicago friends, Mike Stamos and Jim Connors, that covers from the 1950s to the 1970s. 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 the Vietnam War and returns physcially and mentally injured. But the friendship continues.