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Conrad and Lady Black Dancing on the Edge

ISBN-10: 0007232349
ISBN-13: 9780007232345
Edition: 2006
Authors: Tom Bower
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Description: The riveting tale of how the wannabe aristo Conrad Black and his social mountaineering wife Barbara gulled their way into the City, the Tory party, Wall Street and High Society. The rise and fall of the media tycoon, Conrad Black, is rivalled in  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 9.50" wide x 6.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

The riveting tale of how the wannabe aristo Conrad Black and his social mountaineering wife Barbara gulled their way into the City, the Tory party, Wall Street and High Society. The rise and fall of the media tycoon, Conrad Black, is rivalled in its spectacular extravagance only by the machinations of his social mountaineering wife, Barbara Amiel. Together their story of overweening ambition and greed is a modern-day classic of hubris. There is no bolder or better informed chronicler of the follies of the rich and powerful than Tom Bower. Fearless in the approach which has brought him accolades for his tireless exposs of Robert Maxwell, Tiny Rowland, Mohammed Fayed and Richard Branson, Tom Bower reveals how the Blacks financed a billionaire's lifestyle and won friends and influence in London and New York. Born into considerable wealth in Canada, Conrad Black bought and sold (but never effectively managed) several businesses, from mining and tractors to broadcasting companies and newspapers. In 1985 he bought the Telegraph group in London, where very little was known of the controversy over his past financial dealings. In 1993 he married Barbara Amiel, who later famously said, 'I have an extravagance that knows no bounds.' Besotted by his wife, he began living way beyond his means. Fabulous parties, jewellery, clothes and homes followed. In 2003 an independent report in America accused him of 'outright fraud', 'ethical corruption' and 'corporate kleptocracy' - allegations which he will vigorously deny at his trial in Chicago in 2007. Tom Bower's book, based on hundreds of interviews with bankers, politicians, journalists, dealmakers and close friends, is packed with anecdotes and colourful gossip. It is a hugely entertaining account of gullibility in high places.

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