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A Higher Loyalty - James Comey

A Higher Loyalty

Author James Comey

  • Published: 2018-04-17
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Stars
4.5
From 82 Customers Review
Price: $15.99

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.

Top Customer Reviews

  • A Higher Loyalty

    5
    From R.W.H.lulu
    I just read this book. I had expectations. I found out just what kind of person, the Author is, and is not. He is a person of principles, and of good character. His career in law enforcement proves who he is. He stands for law and Justice for all. The world needs more good principled persons like this Author. James Comey refused to be President Trump’s loyal puppet, and, he refused to turn a blind eye to Trump’s actions. In doing so, Trump fired him for refusing to play politics with Law and Justice. James Comey stood his ground on principles, eyes on eyes with an unprincipled President Trump. Bravo, and Keep you head high, Jim‼️
  • Disquieting memoirs of a diva

    2
    From rlc-at-vlinder
    The book provides a disquieting view into the runnings of the American justice system which, while most of the players appear to be professionals most of the time, is run in its upper echelons by divas and political hacks. Comey himself comes off as a particularly insecure diva, second-guessing himself for every important decision he makes and thinking himself in the spotlight all the time, even when evidence to the contrary is presented (e.g. when FBI employees don't recognize him). The book gives examples of a wide variety of ethical and competent leaders and shows, again and again, how Comey falls short of his own standards by fumbling, second-guessing himself and over-estimating his own importance, first as a prosecutor, and later as Director of the FBI. This failure to live up to those standards culminates in his misusing his position and mishandling the Clinton E-mail file. While his mishandling of the Clinton E-mail file may have cost Clinton the 2016 elections, his avowed errors during the Bush administration are no less grievous: the scene he depicts at Ashcroft's bedside in their legal fight over torture, which makes for the most interesting read in the book, nevertheless shows him allowing a (slightly watered-down) torture program to continue. Add to that the way he confused DOJ employees by sending them to the hospital, neither knowing where not why they should go there; the asking the then-Director of the FBI to tell the special agents present to protect him from the secret service; the hapless confrontation with the President's chief of staff afterwards; and the lack of any tangible results from the whole thing; the only person to come out positively from the entire episode is Ashcroft. Bush and Obama are both presented more positively than I expected. The depiction of Trump (orange hue, small hands, etc.) is childish at best. The long introduction on the Cosa Nostra that links back to Trump at the end is possibly libelous (though may turn out to be true). The positive parts of the book, a fair description of what ethical leadership should be, make up less than a quarter of the book. The parts about the Cosa Nostra are a nice read. The rest is Comey being a diva.
  • Excellent read...

    5
    From HamFamily-2018
    Thank you Director Comey!
  • Great Book

    5
    From gagetown
    A wonderful man. I believe every word he said.
  • Great Book

    5
    From Property Owner
    So glad you Wrote this book James. I am Canadian and have been hooked on CNN since Trump announced he was running for presidency. What he is doing to your country is a shame. He is a complete buffoon. You are an amazing man and a credit to your country
  • Excellent and compelling.

    5
    From Wasteland Ranger
    Mr. Comey’s book provides a riveting glimpse into the life of a man who is trying to do his best in a series of difficult situations. Thank you Mr.Comey for sharing your story, it was comforting to see the world still has men of decency and integrity. I hope you are remembered in history for standing up for what is right.
  • Honesty at its peak

    5
    From Par585
    I have read the book and will read it again and again. Also telling my kids to read it and would be telling my grandkids (who are ages 4-7) to read it when they grow up. This is the gold standard that they should live their life by. Comey’s book is in true sense do uplift and elevate our core values. This book is a bible and I am extremely thankful to the author for writing it.
  • Awesome book. A must read

    5
    From 2Besure
    Loved it. Very interesting. Well written and leaves the reader with a great respect for Comey.
  • Higher Loyalty

    5
    From AAA KEY
    An excellent read. Very well written and intelligent. I deeply respect and appreciate Comey’s integrity, sincerity and true leadership qualities. Comey leads by example with high moral values which are abysmally lacking in the Trump administration and more specifically with Donald Trump himself.
  • Excellent

    5
    From Jim L'Ecuyer
    Brings a sense of sanity to the chaos of the White House.