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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good read!, 26 Sep 2013
This review is from: A Matter of Principle (Paperback)
I love reading autobiographies and I found this one unusual and interesting.

If I am honest, I nearly gave up at around page 50 and then at page 150. It takes a while to get used to Conrad Black's writing style. I would advise the reader to look up YouTube videos of Mr Conrad Black, as it helps to get his voice and his personality in your head when you are reading the book. Mr Conrad Black vocabulary is formidable. I installed a dictionary App on my smartphone and it made it easier to look new words. Thankfully, I was not alone, in reverting to a dictionary.

It is a big beast of a book at 600 pages. The book gets very interesting. Conrad Black is very candid about what happened to him and the newspaper companies he ran. How he was charged with a number of charges including 'racketering'. He faced nearly 95 years in prison. How he found not guilty of some charges and guilty of other charges. How e continued to fight and appeal his case.

It is brave of Conrad Black to write a book after been into prison.

There is also an interesting YouTube video by one of his ex-lawyers "Prosecutorial Misconduct: Attorney Brendan Sullivan Extended Interview", which is worth watching.
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