CONRAD BLACK is the author of critically acclaimed biographies of Maurice Duplessis, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Richard Nixon. The former head of the Argus and Hollinger corporate groups and of London's Telegraph newspapers, Black is also the founder of Canada's National Post, and a columnist there and at the National Review Online (New York). Black has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2001. In 2005, Black was accused of a total of 17 charges of criminal corporate misconduct in the United States, and prosecutors sough life imprisonment and fines and restitution totalling $140 million. After six years, all the charges were either abandoned, rejected by jurors, or in the case of four convictions, vacated unanimously by the United States Supreme Court. One the original convictions, he was sentenced to imprisonment for 78 months and restitution of $6.1 million. After 29 months in federal prison, he was released on bail, but the appellate panel whose findings had been vacated by the high court restored two counts when the case was remanded back to it. On June 24, 2011, Black was resentenced to a further seven and a half months in prison and 90 per cent of his fine was restored to him. On May 4, 2012, he was released. He has never ceased to assert his innocence.
Conrad Black highlights the character traits and accomplishments of the US presidents in his own
candid and unabashed fashion...very enlightening.
Black is a consummate historian.This book is yet anorher example of the extent of his craftsmanship. In this rather long volume (does anyone know of a short work by him!? Read morePublished 14 months ago by Douglas Ball
I am only a quarter of the way through the book. A very succinct history of the United States from a new point of view. I found some errors (typos).Published 18 months ago by rod