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A higher loyalty : truth, lies, and leadership / James Comey.

Comey, James B., Jr., 1960- author. (Author).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250192455
  • ISBN: 1250192455
  • Physical Description: xii, 290 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: The life -- This thing of ours -- The Bully -- Meaning -- The easy lie -- On the tracks -- Confirmation bias -- In Hoover's shadow -- The Washington listen -- Roadkill -- Speak or conceal -- Trump Tower -- Tests of loyalty -- The Cloud -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: 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.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 June #1
    *Starred Review* For all the preconceptions readers will bring to this hot-button book, it is, first, an origin story of one of just seven men to lead the FBI for more than 3 years over the bureau's 83-year history. (Comey's predecessor, Robert Mueller, had the second-longest tenure, at 12 years, after J. Edgar Hoover's 37.) Bullied as a "new kid" in elementary school, and scarred by an armed robbery in his family's home as a teen, Comey would launch his career battling wrongdoers as diverse as the New York Mob, Martha Stewart (insider trading), and future U.S. attorney general Alberto Gonzales (warrantless domestic wiretapping), leading ultimately to the FBI directorship in 2013. Comey clearly lays out the high ethical and moral protocols demanded of those who work at the FBI, but his story is also that of an Everyman trying to keep his head above the swirl of misdeeds committed by those in power who should have done better, from Hillary Clinton's reckless use of an email server to former U.S. attorney general Loretta Lynch's ill-advised meeting with Bill Clinton on that tarmac in Phoenix, Anthony Weiner's sexual predilections, and Donald Trump's unceasing efforts to breach the wall separating the Justice Department from White House influence. Comey's responses to those and other events weren't flawless or even always courageous, as the author candidly, almost painfully admits, but they make this compelling, soul-searching account a reminder of just how difficult yet consequential it is, in these or any other times, to do the right thing. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Comey, James B., Jr., 1960-
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation > Officials and employees > Biography.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
United States > Politics and government > 2009-2017.
United States > Politics and government > 2001-2009.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / National.
HISTORY / United States / 21st Century.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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