Masonic contributions at Gettysburg recounted by Sheldon Munn

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Sheldon Munn’s history Freemasons at Gettysburg

fmag_fcAbout the Book:
Although it has been traced to the 10th Century, BC, history indicates that the fraternity of Freemasons was introduced into England in 926 AD. As an association that continues to thrive today, the brotherhood was confronted with a difficult conflict when the Civil War broke out in 1861. Freemasons, both northern and southern, were forced to choose a side and go against the very foundation of the society of Freemasonry.

Written as a tribute to the Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial, “Freemasons at Gettysburg” documents the presence of over 50 Masons at the Battle of Gettysburg. Despite all of their differences, Masons continued to practice their principles of brotherly love and good will on the battlefield, thus proving that the men who joined under the order would not, under any circumstances, sever their bonds of Masonic unity.

About the Author:
Sheldon Munn is the owner of a retail jewelry shop in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania. He was born on July 14th, 1939, at Plymouth, New Hampshire, to LaVerne Howard Munn and Dorothy Baird Munn.

He attended Selinsgrove High School and Susquehanna University. His career has led him through nearly twenty-five years in the food service industry. Most recently, he was the co-founder and owner of a chain of family style restaurants in the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area. Following his career in food service, he opened a jewelry store in Lemoyne.

sheldon_munn_gesturing 2 (1)Sheldon is a member of the West Shore Rotary Club and served as its president in 1988-89. He is the past Chairman of the Christian Business Men’s Committee (CBMC-USA), where he served more than six years.

His interest in history started at an early age. He recalls his family taking him on a tour of the battlefield at Gettysburg when he was eight years old. Later, he studied the Civil War and has been a life-long student of it. He became a National Park Service volunteer and a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg.

He is a twenty-five year member of the Lafayette Masonic Lodge in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, the Harrisburg Consistory and Zembo Shrine.

Sheldon is also a member of the Harrisburg Civil War Roundtable and has spoken at many high schools, service clubs, and Masonic Lodges.

He and his wife, Carolee, are the parents of four daughters and a son.

Freemasons at Gettysburg

Authored by Sheldon A. Munn

List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
142 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620064023
ISBN-10: 1620064022
BISAC: History / United States / Civil War Period

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“Call Sign Dracula” flies to the front… Sunbury’s bestellers for March

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Call Sign Dracula: My Tour with the Black Scarves: April 1969 to March 1970, Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir of his service in the Big Red One, ranked #1 due to author activities in Kentucky. Joe has received a lot of publicity for his book, and is preparing for several large reunions.

csd_fcAbout Call Sign Dracula:

Call Sign Dracula provides an outstanding, valuable and worthy in-depth look into the life of a US Army Infantry soldier serving with the famed 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One) in Vietnam.  It is a genuine, firsthand account of a one-year tour that shows how a soldier grew and matured from an awkward, bewildered, inexperienced, eighteen year-old country “bumpkin” from Kentucky, to a tough, battle hardened, fighting soldier.

You will laugh, cry and stand in awe at the true life experiences shared in this memoir.  The awfulness of battle, fear beyond description, the sorrow and anguish of losing friends, extreme weariness, the dealing with the scalding sun, torrential rain, cold, heat, humidity, insects and the daily effort just to maintain sanity were struggles faced virtually every day.  And yet, there were the good times. There was the coming together to laugh, joke, and share stories from home. There was the warmth and compassion shown by men to each other in such an unreal environment.   You will see where color, race or where you were from had no bearing on the tight-knit group of young men that was formed from the necessity to survive.  What a “bunch” they were!

… then the return to home and all the adjustments and struggles to once again fit into a world that was now strange and uncomfortable.

Call Sign Dracula is an excellent and genuine memoir of an infantry soldier in the Vietnam War.

Sales at Sunbury Press roared back in March, topping all other non-Christmas months in the history of the company. It was by far the best March on record, and helped the company close a solid first quarter, up 8.5% from 2013.

fs_fcRobert Walton’s novel Fatal Snow debuted at #2, thanks to the First Friday book signing event at the Sunbury Press store and the author’s end cap display of books at his Bob’s Bagels store.

Alan Mindell’s baseball love story, The Closer, held onto #3.

Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last returned to the top 10 at #4 thanks to strong sales across the globe.

Terry Ray’s “The Crossers” series grabbed spots 5 through 8 thanks to author activities. More copies were sold of volume 1 The Man in the Mountain, than the others: volume 2 The Circle, volume 3Crossing the Valley and volume 4 Path to Armageddon. Terry’s science fiction novel about aliens battling over control of Earth, GXM731, finished the top 10.

The Sign of the Eagle by Jess Stephen Hughes, last months #1, slipped to #9.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:
History / Memoir – Call Sign Dracula by Joe Fair
Fiction  – Fatal Snow by Robert Walton
Horror/Mystery – Fatal Snow by Robert Walton
tbd_fcChildren/YA – Dinorific Poetry #1 by Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli
The Arts – Contemporary Photo Impressionists by T K McCoy
Self-Help – What to Do about Mama? by Barbs Matthew & Blank
Metaphysical/Spiritual – Jesus the Phoenician by Karim El Koussa
Reference – Education Behind Bars by Christopher Zoukis

The company released seven new titles during the month of March:
The Machine by Horace Taylor, Return to Red Lodge by R. C. Reynolds, Bravo! by Guy Graybill,  Jesus Runs Away by Joe Farrell, Call Sign Dracula by Joe Fair, The Bear by Wnedy Latty and The Bronze Dagger by Marie Sontag.

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