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Publication Order of The History of Canada from the Vikings to the Present Books

Rise to Greatness, Volume 1: Colony (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rise to Greatness, Volume 2: Dominion (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rise to Greatness, Volume 3: Realm (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Render Unto Caesar: The Life and Legacy of Maurice Duplessis (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
A life in progress (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full / The Invincible Quest (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Matter of Principle (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight of the Eagle: The Grand Strategies That Brought America from Colonial Dependence to World Leadership (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Backward Glances: People and Events from Inside and Out (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Canadian Manifesto (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A President Like No Other: Donald J. Trump and the Restoring of America (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Canadian Converts: The Path to Rome(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The National Interest (November/December 2012 Book 122)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chronicling the Crash: Standpoint Writers on Economics and the Financial Crisis(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Conrad Moffat Black otherwise simply known as Conrad Black is a Canadian-born author and businessman that an entrepreneur that built one of the biggest newspapers in the world during the 1990s. Hollinger International the conglomerate that he founded would come to own venerable papers around the world that included “The Jerusalem Post,” the “Chicago Sun-Times,” and “The Daily Telegraph.” Black would be convicted of obstruction of justice and mail fraud in 2007 and spend several years in jail before he was pardoned by President Trump in 2019. As for his early childhood, Moffat spent his early years growing up in his native Toronto and then went to Ottawa to study political science and history at Carleton University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1965. In 1970, he went to Quebec City’s Laval University for his law degree and then earned his master’s degree in history in 1973 from Montreal’s McGill University. His master’s thesis was on Maurice Duplessis the former premier of Quebec that would become a definitive work when it was published in 1977.

In 1967, Conrad Black got into the newspaper publishing business by purchasing shareholding in small weekly papers in Quebec. He went on an acquisition spree during this time acquiring several Canadian papers that he would group into the Sterling Newspapers Group. By the end of 1972, he was the owner of more than twenty papers in Canada. In 1990, he got the Order of Canada and then in 1992, he was admitted into the Privy Council of Canada. Hollinger the newspaper company he founded would become one of the largest publishing conglomerates in the world that controlled more than 250 papers across the world. In the United States alone, the company owned more than a hundred small papers in its heyday. Even though a peerage is traditionally granted to the owner of the Telegraph, when Conrad Black’s name came up for consideration for a Baronetcy in 1999, the Canadian government objected. They wrote to the British government objecting that Black was a Canadian and was ineligible under the 1919 Nickel Resolution. Insider speculation was that Black was getting punished by the very liberal Canadian government since his papers were known for having some very conservative views. It would later be discovered that Black was in a lot of debt and he was forced to sell most of his interests in Canada during this time. In 2001, he renounced his Canadian citizenship and became a British citizen and was soon known as the Lord Black of Crossharbour.

Conrad Black was known for his commentaries on business and politics and at some point wrote a column named “Report on Business” for Toronto’s “Globe and Mail.” He would also become an author of the 1993 published “A Life in Progress” that was an autobiography before he published “A Life in Full” a biography of Richard Nixon in 2007. At the height of his affluence and influence, he would travel across the world living in his multiple homes and throwing some expensive parties. Conrad Black was once invited to Kensington Palace for some fancy dress party alongside his wife. He is no longer in control of Hollinger and the “Spectator” and the “Daily Telegraph” would be purchased by the Barclay brothers. Even though he was convicted for mail fraud and obstruction of Justice, the Trump administration asserted that many persons of integrity vouched, for Black’s character. As an author of definitive biographies of eminent Americans such as Richard M Nixon and Franklin Delano Roosevelt in addition to an essay on the alternative history of Japan had refrained from attacking Pearl Harbor, he was granted a presidential pardon.

Conrad Black’s “Richard M. Nixon” is a novel that follows the life and times of Richard Nixon. Starting from the 1940s and up to the mid-1970s, he was one of the most controversial figures in US politics reviled for his cutthroat tactics and shady manners contrasted with his strategic skill, savvy, and intelligence. Black who had made a name for himself as the writer of the definite autobiography of Roosevelt, separates the bad and the good in Richard Nixon. He came up with several domestic policies and foreign initiatives and had a firm political hand though he could be sinister at times. The novel generated a lot of controversy and attention and is one of the best books about Nixon. According to Black, the “Watergate Scandal” that resulted in Nixon being hounded from the White House was to a point political retribution. Over the years, he had made a lot of enemies and his situation was complicated by misplaced loyalty to people that he should have discarded a long time ago. As opposed to public opinion, it was not only about the political crimes that he committed. Black’s recent brushes with the law while hardly as high profile as those of Nixon, gave him some unique insights into the pressure Nixon has felt in the twilight years of his administration and into retirement.

“Franklin Delano Roosevelt” by Conrad Black is the story of a man who influenced American history long after he had left the scene. He almost single-handedly led the US out of the Great Depression and then a famous victory in World War II. He transformed America into a superpower unlike any that had ever come before it and in the process got elected as president for an unprecedented four terms. The only man that did more for the US was Abraham Lincoln. Roosevelt was such a colossus that he was part of the landscape with most historians emphasizing what he ought to have done differently and the smaller aspects of what he did for his country. Until Black wrote the biography, few people looked into the totality of Roosevelt’s career and life. In the biography, Conrad asserts that FDR was one of the most important people who transformed the US and the world with his vision, strategies, domestic politics, and leadership in war. This means that he was one of the most influential figures that lived in the 20th century. The most incredible thing is that he accomplished all that while having a physical infirmity that could have overwhelmed perhaps any other man.

Conrad Black’s “Donald J. Trump” is the story of a blue-collar billionaire that made his name for taking on everything and everyone. He comes at the story of Donald Trump from how many Americans were disillusioned from working hard but having nothing to show for it. This made Americans angry and frightened and Trump sought to take advantage of this to further his political career. Most people believed that the government was responsible for the congestive, collective, and self-aggregating failures of the United States. Trump declared war on the political class by attacking all factions of both the Democratic and Republican establishments. He attacked campaign financing, Hollywood, special interests, Wall Street, the National political media, and the lobbyists as part of a rotten swamp that needed to be drained. The biography is a walk through the life and times of Donald Trump, his ups and downs, and the ugly and bad of his business, Hollywood, and political career.

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