A Higher Loyalty by James Comey
Truth, Lies, and Leadership

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Despite these concessions to human weakness, Comey’s principles are as inflexible as his elongated limbs.
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In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.

 

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Published April 17, 2018 by Flatiron Books. 293 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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NY Times

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Reviewed by Michiko Kakutani on Apr 12 2018

What “A Higher Loyalty” does give readers are some near-cinematic accounts of what Comey was thinking when, as he’s previously said, Trump demanded loyalty from him during a one-on-one dinner at the White House...

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Guardian

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Reviewed by Peter Conrad on Apr 22 2018

Despite these concessions to human weakness, Comey’s principles are as inflexible as his elongated limbs.

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Above average
Reviewed by Ron Elving on Apr 13 2018

But it is not likely to convert the committed partisans on either side, or in either party. Instead, it may well cause further entrenchment, with both sides burrowing deeper into their respective certainties.

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