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A Higher Loyalty : Truth, Lies, and Leadership

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In his forthcoming 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 160 x 242 x 33mm | 532g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529000823
  • 9781529000825
  • 952

Table of contents

Section - i: Author's Note
Introduction - ii: Introduction


Chapter - 1: The Life
Chapter - 2: This Thing of Ours
Chapter - 3: The Bully
Chapter - 4: Meaning
Chapter - 5: The Easy Lie
Chapter - 6: On the Tracks
Chapter - 7: Confirmation Bias
Chapter - 8: In Hoover's Shadow
Chapter - 9: The Washington Listen
Chapter - 10: Roadkill
Chapter - 11: Speak or Conceal
Chapter - 12: Trump Tower
Chapter - 13: Tests of Loyalty
Chapter - 14: The Cloud


Section - iii: Epilogue
Acknowledgements - iv: Acknowledgments
Index - v: Index
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The Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2018 * Publishers Weekly * The Year Ahead in Culture * Time * 11 Leadership Books to Read in 2018 * The Washington Post * The 15 Juiciest Political Books to Come in 2018 * Entertainment Weekly * 20 Books We Can't Wait to Read * Entertainment Weekly * 10 Big Books to Kick Off 2018 * USA Today * An urgent clarion call. -- Edward Luce * The Financial Times * Trump offends all that Comey claims to hold dear about power in America and the values and institutions which merit his loyalty. Trump has shot back, but Comey has landed a stinger. * The Evening Standard * Comey has quite a story to tell - and that's even before we get to the Clinton and Trump chapters that have made this book an instant bestseller...The Trump win and what followed provides the material for the book's most riveting chapters. Comey has a keen eye and his observations of Trump and his enablers are sharp...In today's world, truth has become a precious commodity and those ready to risk their careers to defend it are few and far between. -- Jonathan Freedland * The Guardian * [Comey] deftly, sometimes comically, captures the president as the inattentive, emotionally stunted, self-focused, absent-from-any-civic-sense, absurd fellow almost anyone in contact with him knows him to be... it is a story of probity, honour and virtue... Comey is an Avenger. -- Michael Wolff * The Sunday Times * A well-written memoir, which combines a powerful argument for principled leadership with some acid comment on Trump's mendacious ego driven alternative * The Economist *
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About James Comey

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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