NOT BLACK AND WHITE is a powerful book...tells it like it is. Spells it out in so many words. And, believe me, you will want to read every one.                                                                                                             Mary Ann Smyth —



     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.
     Lori Andrews
     Law Professor and Author of the Alex Blake Mystery Series
          Mr. Beller is capable of playing on the emotions of the reader. There were times when I felt sad or angry, and even times when I laughed out loud. Beller's writing style makes it impossible to put down once you begin reading.                                                                                    Christi Lyle-Rasheed — San Francisco Book Review


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
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. 

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        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.

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NOT BLACK AND WHITE:  From The Very Windy City to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue       

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From Enemies to Partners: Vietnam, the U.S. and Agent Orange
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     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 the Defining Karma® grant program to identify unique literary, television, and film projects.   Defining Karma®             
     G. Anton Companies has purchased the rights to a number of stories.  The intent is to provide financial resources, business and marketing strategies for the development and promotion of novels, television content and film projects.                                                                                               
     Mr. Beller plays an integral role in the pursuit of the 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.  (
     G. ANTON COMPANIES, LLC provides financial resources and business strategies for the development of novels, movies, television, and digital media projects.  In addition to properties already identified and in the pipeline,   
G. Anton Companies is actively pursuing additional projects to be funded, published, and produced.
     BELLER IS FOUNDER and President of ECI Investment Advisors, Inc., Chicago ( 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 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                            

                            Recipient of the                                   Defining Karma® Grant  for Literature

     In 2019, G. A. Beller and G. Anton Companies, LLC, partnered with The Armchair Pragmatist® to sponsor and publish his writings.                                           The Armchair Pragmatist authors  thought-provoking articles, commentary, and perspectives addressing important political, social, and economic issues of the day.                                                           

     Publication and promotion through all media platforms will be provided by G. Anton Publishing, LLC. The partnership is an exclusive contract which includes all current and future projects and publications. 

     G. A. Beller served as literary advisor and chairman of the G. Anton Companies'  Defining Karma®  Grant Committee, and had this to say about Hannibal's Niece:


                                                                            Caesar Obsessed

Anthony R. Licata

     In mid-2016, Anthony Licata submitted Hannibal's Niece for grant consideration. A focus group read the manuscript, and all reviewers agreed with overwhelming enthusiasm that Hannibal's Niece is a brilliant work of historical fiction.                          

     G. Anton Companies proudly awarded the Defining Karma® Grant for Literature  to Anthony R. Licata for his outstanding novel Hannibal's Niece.



     The Defining Karma®  Grant for Literature was again awarded to Tony Licata for his extraordinary tale of love, lust, and political intrique.

     Licata expertly leads the reader through an intriguing labyrinth of Caesar's secret life, combining the documented history surrounding Julius Caesar with a fictional storyline rife with memorable characters, moving drama, and the emotion of love, loss, and personal obsession. Tony's exceptional knowledge of history, coupled with an engaging literary voice, makes for a captivating and entertaining experience for his readers.                                                                                                 - G. A. Beller                                                                                                    


     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.

     G. A. Beller and G. Anton Publishing is proud to have participated with the Ford Foundation and the Aspen Institute in the publishing of this important, comprehensive book revealing the lingering effects of Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam. From Enemies to Partners offers promising solutions to address the tragic consequences of its use. Published in English, Vietnamese, and Japanese versions and available worldwide.

Vietnam, the U.S. and Agent Orange

The impact and tragedy of war does not end with the silencing of guns.

Anthony R. Licata's Historical Novel

Hannibal's Niece