Shades of Black: Conrad Black - His Rise and Fall

Shades of Black Conrad Black His Rise and Fall At the turn of the new millennium Conrad Black was living the dream he had imagined for his entire life he was married to a beautiful intelligent woman who shared his political outlook and love of a

  • Title: Shades of Black: Conrad Black - His Rise and Fall
  • Author: Richard Siklos
  • ISBN: 9780771080715
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Hardcover
  • At the turn of the new millennium, Conrad Black was living the dream he had imagined for his entire life he was married to a beautiful, intelligent woman who shared his political outlook and love of a lavish lifestyle a Gulfstream jet ferried the couple among palatial homes in London, Toronto, Palm Beach, and New York and he owned, among many other newspapers, the DailyAt the turn of the new millennium, Conrad Black was living the dream he had imagined for his entire life he was married to a beautiful, intelligent woman who shared his political outlook and love of a lavish lifestyle a Gulfstream jet ferried the couple among palatial homes in London, Toronto, Palm Beach, and New York and he owned, among many other newspapers, the Daily Telegraph in London, England, the Jerusalem Post, and the Chicago Sun Times He would soon be granted a peerage and a seat in Britain s House of Lords, his parties and company boards were packed with luminaries, and he was planning to write a biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt that would build his stature and presence in the United States, the country he worshipped.What a difference four years make Today, Conrad Black s career and reputation are in free fall He has been kicked out of Hollinger International, his main U.S company, by its board of directors, and his prize possession, the Daily Telegraph, has been sold out from under him The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission and the FBI are investigating, and lawsuits are flying in every direction In this definitive biography of the most famous Canadian businessperson of this generation, Richard Siklos delivers a riveting account of Black s life and, for the first time, the inside story of his humiliating downfall, drawing on scores of new interviews conducted in four countries and on newly disclosed materials It is the story Siklos started to write in the 1995 edition of his bestselling biography of Conrad Black, Shades of Black, and now tells in full, gripping detail in this completely revised, updated, and vastly expanded edition, now subtitled Conrad Black His Rise and Fall.

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    1. Interesting to read about a man that has since become a felon in the USA, convicted of fraud. This fact, however, does not diminish the value of reading about his life up to the point where he was still a rising star.

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