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Not Black and White: From The Very Windy City to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue    by G. A. Beller order for
Not Black and White
by G. A. Beller
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G. Anton, 2015 (2015)
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* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Not Black and White concentrates on Chicago politics 'exposing the deep, dark secrets of some of our most revered and reviled citizens.' This political thriller is presented as a 'fictional account of how America's first African-American President came to be in that high office.' It also relates the downfall and imprisonment of two consecutive governors of the State of Illinois.

All of this came about when a tragic accident killed six children riding in their parents' car. They were hit by a semi-trailer whose driver did not have a valid truck driver's license. The investigation proved that his license had been obtained by contributing to the then governor's re-election campaign.

So much scandal and corruption was uncovered that it changed the course of history by changing the source of power to the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, blocking out the Republican dominance and leading to a new President's election.

Not Black and White is a powerful book. It may be fictional but doesn't pull punches. It is very hard to put down. When reading of the wheeling and dealing that goes on, your blood pressure may rise. We all hear of things that amaze us with the blatant corruption that fills the coffers of our elected officials. Not Black and White tells it like it is. Spells it out in so many words. And, believe me, you will want to read every one.

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