Chicago 1968: Personal Reflections & Other Stories is a collection of short stories, both fact and fiction. Its lead story (one-fourth of the book) details the behind the scenes action from the perspective of a Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey operative of what really happened in Chicago during the tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention that nominated Humphrey.
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This fast paced story of treachery, deceit, violence, and ruination begins when three cotton merchants conspire with Hong Kong and Beijing operatives and a corrupt Chinese government official to execute a plan to drive down the price of cotton.
The Washington Post said “Capitol Punishment… is a murder mystery worth noting. The reason: It’s a deeply felt but rarely expressed fantasy held by thousands of professional influence peddlers.”
This fictionalized version of an unsolved Long Island City payroll holdup takes place at the onset of the Cuban Sugar Embargo, when two officers on a ship carrying bulk sugar to a refinery in Long Island City planned their escape from the Castro regime.