By Conrad Black
"I by no means ask for mercy and search no one's sympathy. i'd by no means, as used to be needlessly feared during this courtroom, be a fugitive from justice during this nation, just a seeker of it."
--Conrad Black, in his assertion to the court docket, June 24, 2011
In 1993, Conrad Black was once the owner of London's day-by-day Telegraph and the top of 1 of the world's biggest newspaper teams. He accomplished a memoir in 1992, A existence in development, and "great customers beckoned." In 2004, he used to be fired as chairman of Hollinger overseas 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 principally profitable appeal.
In this unflinchingly revealing and fantastically written memoir, Black writes with no reserve concerning the prosecutors who fastened a crusade to break him and the newshounds who presumed he was once responsible. interesting 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 approach. he's candid approximately hugely own topics, together with his friendships - with those that have supported and people who have betrayed him - his Roman Catholic religion, and his marriage to Barbara Amiel. And he writes approximately his complicated family members with Canada, nice Britain, and the USA, and specifically the blow he has suffered by the hands of that nation.
In this notable booklet, Black continues his innocence and recounts what he describes as "the struggle of and for my life." a question of precept is a riveting memoir and a scathing account of a improper justice method.
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