Argues that Jesse Jackson is a calculating thief with close ties to enemies of the United States in this no-holds-barred account of the civil rights leader's life.
Reporter Timmerman presents an all-out attack on Jesse Jackson. According to Timmerman, Jackson exploits racial politics to extort money from big corporations for the enrichment of himself and his friends. After bringing himself to national political prominence by lying about being the last person Martin Luther King Jr. talked to and then faking his title of Reverend, Jackson consorted with communists, mobsters, KGB agents, drug dealers, dictators, diamond smugglers, and terrorists. He also led a sordid personal life. Timmerman's wide-ranging discussion finds absolutely no redeeming qualities in Jackson. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)