On Tuesday, November 25, the Meaford Public Library will host acclaimed historian and writer when Conrad Black comes to town for an exclusive fundraising event where Black will discuss his new book, Rise to Greatness – The History of Canada from the Vikings to the Present.
Each $45 ticket for this fundraising event includes an autographed copy of Rise to Greatness, which will be published by McClelland and Stewart on November 11, 2014.
Rise to Greatness is a major new history of our country by one of our most respected historians – a book every Canadian should own. A renowned – and controversial – biographer and historian Conrad Black brings us the definitive history of Canada – a revealing, groundbreaking account of the people and events that shaped a nation.
“We look forward to hosting Conrad Black in this exciting fundraiser on November 25,” says Meaford Public Library Board Chair Peter Bantock. “This event will be the highlight of the year, in which Black offers his own powerful insight into our country’s history. It is an event not to be missed.”
Black is the author of widely acclaimed biographies of Maurice Duplessis, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Richard Nixon. He was for many years the head of the Argus, Hollinger, and Telegraph Newspaper groups. Black is a financier and a columnist in the National Post, which he founded, and the National Review Online and Huffington Post. Black served three years in US federal prisons, where he spent some of that time tutoring fellow prisoners for their secondary school matriculations. Although all charges against him were eventually abandoned, rejected by jurors, or vacated by the US Supreme Court, and he won the largest libel settlement in Canadian history from his original accusers. He has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2001. He lives in Toronto.
Tickets for this event are expected to sell quickly. For more information contact the Meaford Public Library, or Meaford Hall.