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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Claude Walker  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

The author is a veteran of Illinois politics. He has worked on many campaigns and been a political advisor to a U. S. Senator, Governor, and other politicians. He was twice past chairman of Common Cause, Illinois and also involved with the Citizens Utility Board.

Biographical and Professional Information

The grandson and son of Republican politicians, Walker has spent a lifetime in the rough-and-tumble of Illinois politics as a strategist, spin-doctor, organizer, lobbyist, Lincoln impersonator, logo designer, precinct captain, street-heat maestro, unsuccessful House candidate, speechwriter.

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Titles At Your Library

Currents of Power: A modern political novel: Revised Edition (Critical Studies in African Media and Culture)
ISBN: 1440150559

iUniverse. 2009

"Currents of Power: A Modern Political Novel" is a behind-the-scenes look at a year-long political campaign for statewide office. We meet eight very different candidates and their inner circles, families and lovers. We follow their paths to power, motivations, schemes and passions. The reader has a front-row seat to the drama of a modern campaign: the grand strategies, brutal revelations and human failings. The book is a poignant love story and droll commentary on our political culture. Lyrical and expressionistic, "Currents of Power: A Modern Political Novel" describes the kaleidoscope of unique characters and perfect moments that swirl through a statewide race. The author likens ever-shifting political forces to the complex currents in streams and rivers, all flowing steadily to the State Capitol.

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