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From the Publisher"...Authorative and highly readable...."
—Andrew Roberts, The Daily Beast
"An enthralling work."
"A gripping account."
In 1993, Conrad Black was the proprietor of London's Daily Telegraph and the head of one of the world's largest newspaper groups. He completed a memoir in 1992, A Life in Progress, and "great prospects beckoned." In 2004, he was fired as chairman of Hollinger International after ...
In 1993, Conrad Black was the proprietor of London's Daily Telegraph and the head of one of the world's largest newspaper groups. He completed a memoir in 1992, A Life in Progress, and "great prospects beckoned." In 2004, he was fired as chairman of Hollinger International after he and his associates were accused of fraud. Here, for the first time, Black describes his indictment, four-month trial in Chicago, partial conviction, imprisonment, and largely successful appeal.
In this unflinchingly revealing and superbly written memoir, Black writes without reserve about the prosecutors who mounted a campaign to destroy him and the journalists who presumed he was guilty. Fascinating people fill these pages, from prime ministers and presidents to the social, legal, and media elite, among them: Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Jean Chrétien, Rupert Murdoch, Izzy Asper, Richard Perle, Norman Podhoretz, Eddie Greenspan, Alan Dershowitz, and Henry Kissinger.
Woven throughout are Black's views on big themes: politics, corporate governance, and the U.S. justice system. He is candid about highly personal subjects, including his friendships - with those who have supported and those who have betrayed him - his Roman Catholic faith, and his marriage to Barbara Amiel. And he writes about his complex relations with Canada, Great Britain, and the United States, and in particular the blow he has suffered at the hands of that nation.
In this extraordinary book, Black maintains his innocence and recounts what he describes as "the fight of and for my life." A Matter of Principle is a riveting memoir and a scathing account of a flawed justice system.
From the Hardcover edition.
Posted September 25, 2012
Read all the books written by this author who reveals exactly what America must do in order to bring an urgent reform within our broken system of "justice". Time has come where lawyers must actually abide by the serious oaths they take as swear to defend clients with every fiber of their bodies. Americans are not fully aware of the millions who are coerced into taking on a Plea Bargain as lawyers fear prosecutors who keep their jobs when they win cases thus more government funds GO TO THE CITY/employer of said winning prosecutor; the outcome sends innocent men away for years after a lawyer plays this scam takes $40 to$55K with promises that immediately vanish regarding freedom and any possible return to freedom from harrassment...once the victimized defendent is back in society. Oh, there will be no peace as the game of parole is part of the "follow the dollar" motivation that takes from some of our very good people after extreme abuse of their CIVIL RIGHTS continues!
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Posted February 12, 2013
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