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Rabble website book review

The leftie website Rabble wrote a review of “Thieves”. You can see it here: http://rabble.ca/books/reviews/2013/01/book-review-thieves-bay-street

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Canadian Dimension Review

Canadian Dimension magazine reviewed “Thieves” favourably. You can see it here: http://canadiandimension.com/articles/5055/

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Random House Releases Defence Statement in Black Lawsuit

Random House Canada issued its statement of defence in response to Black’s $1.25-million lawsuit against “Thieves of Bay Street”. Here is the story in the National Post about the document: http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/20/random-house-refutes-allegations-in-conrad-blacks-1-25m-defamation-lawsuit/#disqus_thread

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ROB Magazine Story on Chinese RTOs

I wrote a story for the Globe and Mail’s Report On Business Magazine about the mysterious Canadian businessman behind a series of Chinese reverse takeovers and why they are frauds. You can read it here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-magazine/who-is-the-canadian-linked-with-11-reverse-merger-failures/article6751111/

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Kevin O’Leary Story in Globe’s Report On Business Magazine

Myself and Globe reporter Tim Kiladze combined our efforts to write this lengthy investigatvie piece on the real business practices of Dragon’s Den, Shark Tank and Lang & O’Leary Exchange star Kevin O’Leary. The story was quickly condemned by O’Leary and his flacks: … Continue reading

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How Stupid is Niall Ferguson? Very Stupid

“But the real point of me isn’t that I’m good looking. It’s that I’m clever. I’ve got a brain! I would rather be called a highly intelligent historian than a gorgeous pouting one” – Harvard historian Niall Ferguson, Sept. 2011. … Continue reading

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“Thieves” up to #5 on Maclean’s bestseller list

“Thieves” keeps climbing Maclean’s bestseller list: it is now up to #5: http://www2.macleans.ca/tag/bestsellers/

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Literary Review of Canada reviews “Thieves”

The Literary Review of Canada has reviewed “Thieves” in its July/August issue. The review was written by Michael Decter, who works in the financial industry. On the whole it was a positive review, although his criticisms of the book are, … Continue reading

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Debate in HuffPost about Black lawsuit

Andrew Mitrovica, a veteran investigative journalist and author of the book “Covert Entry”, wrote a piece for Huffington Post attacking Conrad Black’s lawsuit against “Thieves of Bay Street”. Black was allowed to respond. Read both posts here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/andrew-mitrovica/conrad-black-back-in-canada_b_1670912.html http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/conrad-black/conrad-black_b_1668902.html?utm_hp_ref=canada

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Thieves back on Maclean’s bestseller list

Last week, “Thieves of Bay Street” reappeared on Maclean’s non-fiction bestseller list at number 6: http://www2.macleans.ca/category/books/

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