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.
George Tombs, PhD, is an award-winning journalist and a professor at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada, and at the State University of New York. He is the author of Lord Black.
"Tombs plumbs Black's psychology objectively, but with a sharp insight." “Editor & Publisher
"Tombs has the advantage of being the only Black biographer who had access to his subject." “Alan Hustak, The Montreal Gazette
"Benefits immensely from the author’s ability to score interviews with Black himself." “Quill & Quire
"In my view, Lord Black is the best biography...Lord Black is a full-fledged biography that gives us much to chew on as we speculate on why Black does what he does." “Don Cayo, Vancouver Sun
"This intimate portrait reveals a man who's spent his life courting the rich and powerful....All of this enthralling material is placed in clever juxtaposition with taped interviews with the baron himself." “Independent on Sunday
"A fascinating study...a terrific book that engages you from the get-go." “The Gary Doyle Show, CKGL Kitchener radio station
"At no point does the biographer demonstrate anything but impartiality toward his subject, a fact which serves Tombs well during his coverage of Black's highly-publicized fraud trial in Chicago." “Scene Magazine