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Conrad Black is the author of widely acclaimed biographies of Maurice Duplessis, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Richard Nixon, and a strategic history of the United States. He was for many years the head of the Argus, Hollinger, and Telegraph Newspaper groups. Black is a financier, and a columnist in mostrar mais the National Post, which he founded, and the National Review Online, and The Huffington Post. He has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2001. He lives in Toronto. mostrar menos
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Obras de Conrad Black

A Matter of Principle (2011) 58 cópias
A Life in Progress (1993) 39 cópias
Duplessis (1943) 26 cópias
The Canadian Manifesto (2019) 10 cópias

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Fascinating book on one of America's top five Presidents.
 
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ShelleyAlberta | outras 3 resenhas | Jun 4, 2016 |
A detailed look into the rise of the United States from its days as a colony to Barack Obama. Clears up alot of the myths and polarization of American politics and foreign policy. As a someone who gets a lot of his American History from TV and movies it clears up certain inaccuracies. Mr. Black is known in his columns for his fifty dollar words and the book is no different but the reader will definitely increase his vocabulary.
 
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charlie68 | Jan 14, 2016 |
Good read. A bit too pompous, but that is not surprising. It really could have used a fact checker.
 
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RobertP | Mar 6, 2015 |
This book is a one-volume beast - as such a titanic and misconstrued (both positively and negatively) figure in American history deserves.

He is rightly a sphinx, and this is an excellent one-volume study which clears up much of the history concerning the time, revealing his deft political maneuvering, the economic programs which sometimes flopped, but the majority of which were astounding successes and still in use today (e.g. massive electricity projects, including the Hoover Dam), and revitalized the American economy without resorting to the dangerous extremes of totalitarianism, and his brilliant wartime successes and excellent choice of generals.

His faults are discussed in equal measure, giving time to his emotional insensitivity to Eleanor, his vaguely dictatorial plan to 'pack' the Supreme Court, and the Japanese internment.

This is an astonishing book, and one, if I may humbly offer, should be read more often in these uncertain times.

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HadriantheBlind | outras 3 resenhas | Mar 30, 2013 |

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