McClelland and Stewart to Publish a New Memoir from Conrad Black

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TORONTO, June 29, 2011 /Canada NewsWire/ - McClelland and Stewart is proud to announce that the company will be publishing a new memoir from Conrad Black. The book, A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE, will hit bookstores in the fall of 2011.

A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE is an unflinchingly revealing and superbly written memoir examining Conrad Black's life from 1993 to 2011. The book explores his years at the head of one of the world's largest newspaper groups, the accusations of fraud and obstruction of justice, his trial in Chicago, the Supreme Court appeal, as well as his subsequent imprisonment. The book also weaves together Black's very personal views on a number of big themes ranging from politics to corporate governance to the U.S. justice system. He is also candid about highly personal subjects such as his marriage and close friendships.

"We're honoured to be publishing Conrad Black's A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE," says Douglas Pepper, President and Publisher of McClelland and Stewart. "Years in the making, it spans from 1993 (the year after publication of his first memoir) to the present, and is a hard-hitting yet eloquent memoir by one of the most interesting men of our times. A biographer of some of the great men of modern politics, Conrad Black looks inward, giving us a bird's eye view of his controversial life as a media baron, philanthropist, and visionary. The book is a continuation of Lord Black's distinguished publishing career and we are looking forward to the exciting projects to come."

McClelland and Stewart acquired rights to this important memoir from Michael A. Levine, Chairman of Westwood Creative Artists.