By Conrad Black
"I by no means ask for mercy and search no one's sympathy. i might by no means, as was needlessly feared during this courtroom, be a fugitive from justice during this kingdom, just a seeker of it."
--Conrad Black, in his assertion to the courtroom, 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 greatest newspaper teams. He accomplished a memoir in 1992, A existence in growth, and "great clients beckoned." In 2004, he used to be fired as chairman of Hollinger overseas after he and his affiliates have been accused of fraud. right here, for the 1st time, Black describes his indictment, four-month trial in Chicago, partial conviction, imprisonment, and principally winning appeal.
In this unflinchingly revealing and beautifully written memoir, Black writes with out reserve in regards to the prosecutors who fastened a crusade to ruin him and the reporters who presumed he used to be accountable. attention-grabbing humans fill those pages, from major 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 colossal subject matters: politics, company governance, and the U.S. justice procedure. he's candid approximately hugely own matters, 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 kinfolk with Canada, nice Britain, and the USA, and specifically the blow he has suffered by the hands of that nation.
In this amazing e-book, Black continues his innocence and recounts what he describes as "the struggle of and for my life." an issue of precept is a riveting memoir and a scathing account of a fallacious justice method.
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A Matter of Principle by Conrad Black