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Black, Conrad

Overview
Works: 111 works in 295 publications in 3 languages and 8,792 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Trials, litigation, etc  Film adaptations  Essays 
Roles: Author, Performer
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt : champion of freedom by Conrad Black( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin Delano Roosevelt stands astride American history like a colossus, having pulled the nation out of the Great Depression and led it to victory in the Second World War. Elected to four terms as president, he transformed an inward-looking country into the greatest superpower the world had ever known. Only Abraham Lincoln did more to save America from destruction. But FDR is such a large figure that historians tend to take him as part of the landscape, focusing on smaller aspects of his achievements or carping about where he ought to have done things differently. Few have tried to assess the totality of FDR's life and career. In this biography, Conrad Black makes the case that FDR was the most important person of the twentieth century, transforming his nation and the world through his unparalleled skill as a domestic politician, war leader, strategist, and global visionary--all of which he accomplished despite a physical infirmity that could easily have ended his public life at age thirty-nine. Black also takes on the great critics of FDR, especially those who accuse him of betraying the West at Yalta. Black opens a new chapter in our understanding of this great man, whose example is even more inspiring as a new generation embarks on its own rendezvous with destiny
Richard M. Nixon : a life in full by Conrad Black( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the late 1940s to the mid-1970s, Richard Nixon was a polarizing figure in American politics, admired for his intelligence, savvy, and strategic skill, and reviled for his shady manner and cutthroat tactics. Conrad Black, whose epic biography of FDR was widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, now separates the good in Nixon--his foreign initiatives, some of his domestic policies, and his firm political hand--from the sinister, in a book likely to generate enormous attention and controversy. Black believes the hounding of Nixon from office was partly political retribution from a lifetime's worth of enemies and Nixon's misplaced loyalty to unworthy subordinates, and not clearly the consequence of crimes in which he participated. Conrad Black's own recent legal travails, though hardly comparable, have undoubtedly given him an unusual insight into the pressures faced by Nixon in his last two years as president and the first few years of his retirement. -- Publisher
Flight of the eagle : the grand strategies that brought America from colonial dependence to world leadership by Conrad Black( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black describes nine "phases" of the strategic rise of the nation, in which it progressed through grave challenges, civil and foreign wars, and secured a place for itself under the title of "Superpower." He discredits prevailing notions that our unrivaled status is the product of good geography, demographics, and good luck. Instead, he reveals and analyzes the specific strategic decisions of great statesmen through the ages that transformed the world as we know it and established America's place in it
Payback by Jennifer Baichwal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinating look at debt as a mental construct and traces how it influences relationships, societies and governing structures
Duplessis by Conrad Black( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rise to greatness : the history of Canada from the Vikings to the present by Conrad Black( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterful, ambitious, and groundbreaking, this is a major new history of our country by one of our most respected thinkers and historians -- a book every Canadian should own. From the acclaimed biographer and historian Conrad Black comes the definitive history of Canada -- a revealing, groundbreaking account of the people and events that shaped a nation. Spanning 874 to 2014, and beginning from Canada's first inhabitants and the early explorers, this masterful history challenges our perception of our history and Canada's role in the world. From Champlain to Carleton, Baldwin and Lafontaine, to MacDonald, Laurier, and King, Canada's role in peace and war, to Quebec's quest for autonomy, Black takes on sweeping themes and vividly recounts the story of Canada's development from colony to dominion to country. Black persuasively reveals that while many would argue that Canada was perhaps never predestined for greatness, the opposite is in fact true: the emergence of a magnificent country, against all odds, was a remarkable achievement. Brilliantly conceived, this major new reexamination of our country's history is a riveting tour de force by one of the best writers writing today
Richard Milhous Nixon : the invincible quest by Conrad Black( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Invincible Quest' is an authoritative biography of one of the most accomplished and controversial political leaders of the 20th century. Conrad Black traces Nixon's career, assessing both his achievements and the evolution of popular and historical thinking about him since his death
The invincible quest : the life of Richard Milhous Nixon by Conrad Black( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duplessis by Conrad Black( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in French and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Render unto Caesar : the life and legacy of Maurice Duplessis by Conrad Black( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight of the eagle : a strategic history of the United States by Conrad Black( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this magisterial new history of the United States, spanning from the New World through the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, acclaimed writer and historian Conrad Black examines the rise of the world's supreme power, its recent decline, and its ultimate strengths and future, and the contributions of leading figures, including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, Harry S Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, and Ronald Reagan."--Pub. desc
Backward glances : people and events from inside and out by Conrad Black( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--
Richard M. Nixon : the invincible quest by Conrad Black( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice Duplessis by Conrad Black( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking Canadian economic growth and development since 1900 : the Quebec Case by Vincent Geloso( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book upturns many established ideas regarding the economic and social history of Quebec, the Canadian province that is home to the majority of its French population. It places the case of Quebec into the wider question of convergence in economic history and whether proactive governments delay or halt convergence. The period from 1945 to 1960, infamously labelled the Great Gloom (Grande Noirceur), was in fact a breaking point where the previous decades of relative decline were overturned ? Geloso argues that this era should be considered the Great Convergence (Grand Rattrapage). In opposition, the Quiet Revolution that followed after 1960 did not accelerate these trends. In fact, there are signs of slowing down and relative decline that appear after the 1970s. The author posits that the Quiet Revolution sowed the seeds for a growth slowdown by crowding-out social capital and inciting rent-seeking behaviour on the part of interest groups
Britain's final choice : Europe or America? by Conrad Black( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duplessis by Conrad Black( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rise to greatness : the history of Canada by Conrad Black( Book )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life in progress by Conrad Black( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A matter of principle by Conrad Black( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woven throughout are Black's views on big themes. He is candid about highly personal subjects, including his friendships - with those who have supported and betrayed him - his Roman Catholic faith, and his marriage to Barbara Amiel. And he writes about his complex relations with Canada, Great Britain, and the United States
 
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt : champion of freedom
Alternative Names
Baron Black

Black 1944- Baron of Crossharbour

Black 1944- Lord of Crossharbour

Black Baron of Crossharbour

Black, Baron of Crossharbour, 1944-

Black, C. M

Black, C.M. 1944-

Black, C.M. (Conrad Moffat), 1944-

Black, Conrad

Black, Conrad M. 1944-

Black, Conrad Moffat

Black, Conrad Moffat 1944-

Black Lord of Crossharbour

Black, Lord of Crossharbour, 1944-

Black of Crossharbour, Conrad Moffat Black Baron

Conrad Black Canadees politicus

Conrad Black Canadian-born newspaper publisher

Conrad Black canadisk historiker og politiker

Conrad Black kanadensisk historiker och politiker

Conrad Black kanadisk historikar og politikar

Conrad Black kanadisk historiker og politiker

Conrad Black Presse-Magnat

Crossharbour, Conrad Moffat Black of Baron

Конрад Блэк

康拉德·布萊克

Languages
English (179)

French (19)

Chinese (2)

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Richard M. Nixon : a life in fullRichard Milhous Nixon : the invincible questThe invincible quest : the life of Richard Milhous NixonRender unto Caesar : the life and legacy of Maurice DuplessisRichard M. Nixon : the invincible questA matter of principleShades of Black : Conrad Black and the world's fastest growing press empire