By Conrad Black
"I by no means ask for mercy and search no one's sympathy. i'd by no means, as was needlessly feared during this court docket, be a fugitive from justice during this state, just a seeker of it."
—Conrad Black, in his assertion to the courtroom, June 24, 2011
In 1993, Conrad Black used to be the owner of London's Daily Telegraph and the top of 1 of the world's biggest newspaper teams. He accomplished a memoir in 1992, A existence in Progress, and "great customers beckoned." In 2004, he used to be fired as chairman of Hollinger foreign after he and his affiliates have been accused of fraud. the following, for the 1st time, Black describes his indictment, four-month trial in Chicago, partial conviction, imprisonment, and mostly profitable appeal.
In this unflinchingly revealing and beautifully written memoir, Black writes with no reserve concerning the prosecutors who fastened a crusade to smash him and the reporters who presumed he was once accountable. attention-grabbing humans fill those pages, from best ministers and presidents to the social, criminal, and media elite, between 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 all through are Black's perspectives on great topics: politics, company governance, and the U.S. justice process. he's candid approximately hugely own topics, together with his friendships - with those that have supported and those that have betrayed him - his Roman Catholic religion, and his marriage to Barbara Amiel. And he writes approximately his advanced family members with Canada, nice Britain, and the U.S., and specifically the blow he has suffered by the hands of that nation.
In this outstanding publication, Black keeps his innocence and recounts what he describes as "the struggle of and for my life." A topic of Principle is a riveting memoir and a scathing account of a wrong justice system.
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A Matter of Principle by Conrad Black