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 kingdom, just a seeker of it."
--Conrad Black, in his assertion to the court docket, June 24, 2011
In 1993, Conrad Black used to be the owner of London's day-by-day Telegraph and the pinnacle of 1 of the world's greatest newspaper teams. He accomplished a memoir in 1992, A lifestyles in development, and "great clients beckoned." In 2004, he was once 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 profitable appeal.
In this unflinchingly revealing and beautifully written memoir, Black writes with out reserve in regards to the prosecutors who fixed a crusade to smash him and the newshounds who presumed he was once to blame. interesting humans fill those pages, from best ministers and presidents to the social, felony, 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 enormous issues: politics, company governance, and the U.S. justice process. he's candid approximately hugely own matters, 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 advanced relatives with Canada, nice Britain, and the U.S., and specifically the blow he has suffered by the hands of that nation.
In this awesome booklet, Black keeps 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 improper justice process.
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