Baron Black of Crossharbour

Baron Black of Crossharbour

Trial by Fire

Book - 2007
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Perseus Publishing
Robber Baron is an unauthorized biography of Conrad Black, who built the world’s third-largest media empire and is now facing criminal charges in Chicago for alleged fraud, money laundering, and racketeering. Robber Baron is based on rigorous research, hard-hitting interviews, original documents, and exclusive access to Black and his close family and friends, key associates, critics, and staunch enemies. Written by George Tombs, an award-winning journalist and historian, this book gives a fascinating insider’s look at a complex, driven man who is never out of the news for long. The book will include key testimony and evidence from Black’s Chicago trial, as well as insights into his defence, strategies, hopes . . . and fears. Love him or hate him, Black is a fighter who never says die. Robber Baron tells the story of a modern-day Citizen Kane, helping readers understand why Black does what he does.


Independent Publishing Group
Based on rigorous research, hard-hitting interviews, and original documents, this biography stands out as the most complete examination of Conrad Black, builder of the world's third-largest media empire, the Telegraph Group. Author George Tombs not only worked in Black's empire, but maintained steady communication with him over the years as a journalist, giving him exclusive access and insight into Black's opinions, ideas, values, and personality. Including 100 pages of annotated transcripts from Black's most recent fraud trial in Chicago, this up-to-date biography gives an inside view of the mogul's struggles and successes, throughout his past and into the present.


Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, 2007
ISBN: 9781550228069
Characteristics: 440 p. : ill

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