‘A wonderfully gripping and hilarious book…meticulously researched and written in clear and uncluttered prose devoid of hyperbole…hugely entertaining and revelatory.’ Sunday Times
‘A unique and valuable force in the British Press: an investigative reporter who sinks into crooks and charlatans…a relentlessly damning account.’ Nicholas Shakespeare, Daily TelegraphFrom the Publisher:
The riveting tale of how the wanabee aristo Conrad Black and his social-mountaineering wife Barbara gulled their way into the City, the Tory party, Wall Street and High Society. This new paperback edition will be fully updated to include details of Black’s high-profile trial for corporate fraud, sure to claim international attention.
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 gripping exposés of Robert Maxwell, Tiny Rowland, Mohammed Fayed and Richard Branson, 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 1992 he married Barbara Amiel, who later famously said, ‘I have an extravagance that knows no bounds’. Besotted with his wife, he began living way beyond his means. Fabulous parties, jewellery, clothes, private jets and homes followed. In 2003 an independent report in America accused him of ‘outright fraud’, ‘ethical corruption’ and ‘corporate kleptocracy’ – allegations that he will vigorously deny at his trial in Chicago in 2007. This edition will be updated to include the full story of the trial in all its sensational detail.
Tom Bower’s book, based on over 150 interviews with bankers, politicians, celebrities, power-brokers and close friends, is packed with intimate revelations. It is a hugely entertaining account of gullibility in high places.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Harper Perennial 29/07/2011, 2011. Estado de conservación: NEW. - Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. Shipped from warehouse on same/next day basis. Nº de ref. de la librería 1111-9780007247165
Descripción Harper Perennial, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000066001
Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97800072471650000000
Descripción Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0007247168 All our listings are Brand New copies held on shelves and ready to be dispatched right away. Super-fast delivery. Excellent value for money with 100% money-back guarantee. Buy with confidence. 1.1.4-pb-w-m.tk. (4. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU1000333
Descripción HarperPerennial, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 448 pages. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0007247168
Descripción HARPER COLLINS, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: NEW. 9780007247165 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Nº de ref. de la librería HTANDREE0980155