Power, Purpose & Prison: Stories About Former Illinois Governors
What happened to the 11 men who served as governor of Illinois from 1933 to 2003?
That is what this book is about, entirely. It is devoted to tracing their lives from the day the music stopped and they became former governors. You will be amazed at how much you don’t know about them. You will be impressed, saddened, disappointed and inspired. A full range of emotions is packed between the covers of this book.
The eleven are a mixed bag of personalities, ambitions and attempts at further glory. Their stories offer a rich assortment of adventures ranging from failures to successes, from further political outreach to heroic legal battles. And, yes, the three who went to prison.
258 pages, 6 x 9, 20 Illus.