CONRAD BLACK – Flight of the Eagle

By Bernard Bujold ( –
I took advantage of the long weekend of the Fête nationale du Québec to finish reading the recent historical work by Conrad Black “Flight of the Eagle”.
A wonderful book, full but easy to read and which provides an accurate look at the development of the whole of the North America and the rivalry between France and England as well as the United States against Europe.
The book also offers a special focus on Quebec and his reading was particularly inspiring on the weekend celebrating Quebec nationalism… All those interested in the issue of nationalism will find inspiration and answers by reading the document of Conrad Black. The first conclusion is that if France had wanted to, she could have colonized all of North America but she has preferred to place its priorities elsewhere. The British from London were more ambitious and they kept Quebec in their conquests…
Since the book concern directly the United States, we also understand better after reading it what drives this country and we can even better interpret current events as the Edward Snowden case and have a better understanding of the thinking by American politicians.
I recommend this book to anyone interested in the political situation whether it is in the World, Quebec, Canada, or even at the municipal level like Montreal as the politics of a country first begins in its towns and villages…
Happy reading!
Photo 1: Cover of the book:
Photo 2: Conrad Black;
Photo 3: Plains of Abraham, Chateau Frontenac in Quebec;
Photo 4: Last chapter of the book;
See official website of the book;

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