A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (Hardcover)

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A devastating presidential portrait in perhaps the most anticipated book of the year.
James Comey's polarizing account of the current state of affairs in Washington D.C.
Paragon of virtue or pettiness unbecoming a former FBI Director? You'll feel
unsettling anxiety as he shares accounts of his bizarre meetings with Donald Trump.
And you'll feel the weight of his ethical albatross surrounding the decision on the
Hillary Clinton e.mails.   And nobody wins in the sad, seedy, salacious story about the
Russian prostitutes in the Moscow hotel suite.  So ultimately, does 'Higher Loyalty'
demonize or humanize?  You have 277 pages to decide for yourself. ~ Jen

— From recent reviews list

Description


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.

About the Author


On September 4, 2013, James Comey was sworn in as the seventh Director of the FBI.A Yonkers, New York native, Jim Comey attended the College of William and Mary and the University of Chicago Law School. After law school, Comey returned to New York and joined the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. There, he took on numerous crimes, most notably Organized Crime in the case of the United States v. John Gambino, et al. Afterwards, Comey became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he prosecuted the high-profile case that followed the 1996 terrorist attack on the U.S. military's Khobar Towers in Khobar, Saudi Arabia.Comey returned to New York after 9/11 to become the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. At the end of 2003, he was tapped to be the Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice (DOJ) under then-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and moved to the Washington, D.C. area.Comey left DOJ in 2005 to serve as General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Five years later, he joined Bridgewater Associates, a Connecticut-based investment fund, as its General Counsel. In early 2013, Comey became a Lecturer in Law, a Senior Research Scholar, and Hertog Fellow in National Security Law at Columbia Law School.


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Product Details
ISBN: 9781250192455
ISBN-10: 1250192455
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: April 17th, 2018
Pages: 312
Language: English

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