Anthony R. Licata's Hannibal's Niece is a must-read historical novel. Licata's knowledge of this period in time and his attention to detail are masterful and brilliantly demonstrated in his exceptional writing and storytelling.
Law Professor and Author of the Alex Blake Mystery Series
There are no two people more qualified to speak on this subject than Charles Bailey and Dr. Le Ke Son. Their work has changed lives for the better.
— Christine Todd Whitman
Former governor of New Jersey
and administrator of the U.S. EPA
This is a powerful book about all the problems [Son and Bailey] encountered focusing governments on the task and all that is left to do.
— Pat Schroeder
Former member of Congress from Colorado
NOT BLACK AND WHITE
From The Very Windy City to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
A Novel by G. A. Beller
G. A. BELLER has lived in Chicago for over twenty-five years, and is a self-professed political junkie. Chicago's history of political corruption and incompetence prompted him to research a specific era of rampant criminal behavior. Utilizing articles that appeared in the press and on the internet, Beller created a fictionalized accounting of characters and events during this period, depicting through his imagination how things might have played out. He leaves it to the reader to interpret fact from fiction.
NOT BLACK AND WHITE is G. A. Beller's first novel, and is currently being developed as a television mini-series.
The purpose of From Enemies to Partners is to emphasize the importance of a humanitarian concern we can do something about. Beller is proud to have contributed to this very meaningful project, and is hopeful that it will assist in its goal to generate awareness and advance the conversations surrounding Agent Orange.
This book is the Primary Colors of the Obama administration—a gripping, fictionalized version of the corruption and politically-charged backroom deals that propelled a little-known state politician to the White House. With its riveting writing and unforgettable characters, NOT BLACK AND WHITE tops the list of political thrillers.
NOT BLACK AND WHITE is a fictional account of many of the events that led to the meteoric rise of a local charismatic street politician to become America's first African-American president, and the downfall and imprisonment of two consecutive governors of the State of Illinois, along with several of their most trusted advisors and cohorts. It puts the reader inside the campaign offices and smoke-filled back rooms where political deals are made.
Fiction is intertwined with fact as G. A. Beller introduces the reader to a cast of characters who may appear familiar to anyone who ever read a headline or watched cable news and talk shows across the country.
From Enemies to Partners: Vietnam, the U.S. and Agent Orange
G. A. Beller was approached by the Ford Foundation and the Aspen Institute to participate in the publishing and marketing of this important and ground-breaking new book.
ASTONISHING NEW BOOK
THE TRAGIC IMPACT
AGENT ORANGE STILL HAS TODAY
G. Anton Companies and G. Anton Publishing Announce Publication of
Anthony R. Licata's Historical Novel
For many years, G. A. Beller desired to find the time to write his own stories and to encourage others
to write as well. After a long and lucrative career in the investment business, Beller established G. Anton Companies, LLC to invest in and encourage literary projects in creative collaboration with other aspiring authors. G. Anton Companies established a grant program to identify content for its trademark book series entitled Defining KarmaTM.
G. Anton Companies has purchased the rights to a number of stories. The intent is to provide financial resources and business and marketing strategies for the development and promotion of novels, television content and film projects.
Mr. Beller will play an integral role in the pursuit of G. Anton Companies' creative properties, while continuing to work on additional novels and articles for publication.
G. A. BELLER is the managing principal of G. Anton Companies, LLC,
a wholly-owned subsidiary of ECI Investment Advisors, Inc. G. Anton Companies is the parent company of G. Anton Publishing and G. Anton Productions, based in the greater Chicago area. (GAntonpublishing.com)
G. ANTON COMPANIES, LLC provides financial resources and business strategies for the development of novels, movies, television, and digital media projects. In addition to several projects already identified and in the pipeline,
G. Anton Companies is actively pursuing additional projects to be funded, published, and produced as investment priorities.
BELLER IS FOUNDER and President of ECI Investment Advisors, Inc., Chicago (ECIadvisors.com). The firm was formed in 2000, and provides investment, development, and advisory services to municipalities, financial institutions, and Real Estate Investment Trusts. Additionally, ECI provides investment services for family trusts and estates and is a source for private equity investments. Beller has been in the investment business for over 35 years.
G. A. BELLER WAS A senior executive for billionaire investor Sam Zell's organization from 1989 until 2000 when Beller formed ECI. He served as President of Equity Capitol Holdings, LLC (ECH), an investment and real estate management company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Office Properties Trust (NYSE:EOP) where Beller served as Executive Vice President. EOP was one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the United States. Beller also served as President of Equity Hotel Properties, Inc., Mr. Zell's hotel investment and management company. Beller was responsible for the development and redevelopment of many of Mr. Zell's personal investments and served as senior executive for those holdings. He was also involved in Sam Zell's apartment portfolio and actively participated in the initial public offering of Equity Residential Properties Trust (NYSE:EQR) in 1993.
PRIOR TO JOINING ZELL'S organization, G. A. Beller was the managing general partner of a private equity investment firm in Atlanta. The firm provided corporate advisory and capital business investments to a number of startup technology companies, food industry, and retail businesses, as well as commercial construction and real estate related services.
G. A. Beller and G. Anton Companies, LLC
G. A. Beller served as literary advisor and chairman of the G. Anton Companies' Defining KarmaTM Grant Committee, and has this to say about Hannibal's Niece —
Recipient of the Defining KarmaTM Grant
G. Anton Companies, LLC sponsors the Defining KarmaTM Grant Program to identify unique literary, television, and film projects.
In mid-2016, Anthony Licata submitted Hannibal's Niece for grant consideration. A focus group was enlisted to read the manuscript, and all reviewers agreed with overwhelming enthusiasm that Hannibal's Niece is a brilliant work of historical fiction.
G. Anton Companies is proud to award the Defining KarmaTM Grant for Literature to Anthony R. Licata for his oustanding novel Hannibal's Niece, and hope to see more from this talented author in the future.
In 2019, G. A. Beller and G. Anton Companies, LLC partnered with The Armchair PragmatistTM to sponsor and publish his writings.
The Armchair PragmatistTM authors thought-provoking articles, commentary, and perspectives addressing important political, social, and economic issues of the day.
Publication and promotion through all media outlets will be provided by G. Anton Publishing, LLC. The partnership is an exclusive contract which includes all current and future projects and publications. www.thearmchairpragmatist.com