The sensational Sunday Times #1 Bestseller about taking on the mafia, the Clintons and Trump. 'An urgent clarion call.' The Financial Times In his massive Number One bestselling memoir, 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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14 May 2019
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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
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. 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). On September 4, 2013, James B. Comey was sworn in as the seventh Director of the FBI.
Reviews for A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
An urgent clarion call. * 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 * 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 -- Jonathan Freedland * 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 * 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 *