Backward Glances: People and Events from Inside and Out

Category: Book
By (author): Black, Conrad
Introduction By: Steyn, Mark
Subject:  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Published: October 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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$ 39.95
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From The Publisher*From a preeminent columnist, historian, and bestselling author writing at the top of his game comes an essential collection of writing on politics, economics, culture, religion, and more.


Conrad Black is one of our best known writers, historians, and businessmen. This never-before-published collection of Conrad's finest journalism, selected from many of the most prestigious publications in the English-speaking world, spans his full career. Included here are Conrad's best columns on Canada, its history and future; the U.S. as superpower; the Middle East; the Catholic Church; Wall Street; and journalism. Also, influential columns on everything from free trade to prison reform; and unexpected delights, including a much-read column on rescued kittens. On all of these subjects, Conrad Black is an intellectual force and these are the reflections of a masterful stylist, whose opinions defy expectation and whose wit and brilliance is on display in everything he writes.
Review Quote*Praise for Conrad Black:
"Black's prose bowls the reader effortlessly along: he seamlessly weaves together the political and personal." -- Daily Telegraph
"Conrad Black is incapable of doing anything but give his audience its money's worth." -- The Globe and Mail
"Black is a writer of great force and panache." -- New Criterion
"Conrad Black's candor on just about every conceivable topic is not only surprising but practically unprecedented." -- Vanity Fair
Biographical NoteCONRAD BLACK is the author of widely acclaimed biographies of Maurice Duplessis, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Richard Nixon. He was for many years the head of the Argus, Hollinger, and Telegraph Newspaper groups. Black is a financier, and a columnist in the National Post, which he founded, and the National Review Online and Huffington Post. Black served three years in U.S. federal prisons tutoring fellow prisoners for their secondary school matriculations, although all charges against him were eventually abandoned, rejected by jurors, or vacated by the U.S. Supreme Court, and he won the largest libel settlement in Canadian history from his original accusers. He has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2001. He lives in Toronto. The author lives in Toronto.