A Matter of Principle

A Matter of Principle

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 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 greatest 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 principally profitable appeal.

In this unflinchingly revealing and fantastically written memoir, Black writes with out reserve concerning the prosecutors who fixed a crusade to break him and the reporters who presumed he used to be accountable. interesting 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 massive topics: politics, company governance, and the U.S. justice procedure. 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 with Canada, nice Britain, and the USA, and particularly the blow he has suffered by the hands of that nation.

In this striking publication, Black continues his innocence and recounts what he describes as "the struggle of and for my life." A subject of Principle is a riveting memoir and a scathing account of a wrong justice system.

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