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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

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 recen...

Title : A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
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ISBN : 9781250192455
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 290 pages
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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership Reviews

  • Matt

    Someone [name redacted for reaѕons of privacy] posted a couple of statements on Twitter the other day about the author of this here book. Since the book will be published three days from now, I assume, said individual received a pre-release or something that enabled him to express what seems like a sound appraisal. I think this is precisely what we need right now: Nuanced, well-formed, and factual assessments by intelligent and far-sighted individuals. I only hope James Comey responds in a simil ...more

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    Description: In this 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 p

       


    Cosa nostra - mafia

    Amicus noster - friend of ours

    Amicus noster non es - you are not our friend


    The US en masse committed a horrible lazy crime and the country has been reeling ever since. What?, you ask. The taking for granted that HRC would win so there was not a desperate scramble to go vote or prick the smug balloon. Some people are paying personally for that assumption: enter Comey with a heart of an avid boy scout, and a notebook for jotting down descriptions enviable of rookie coppers on the beat, ready to tackle either HRC's emails or tread on the toes of a huge ongoing investigation into the dotard. The justification of picking the emails is that it could be solved quickly and allow President HR Clinton to start her office without a cloud over her head. Fantastic decision in principle, yet no-one knew the scope of enemy interference on the election at that time, and it is probable that she would have lost in any case due to that foul modus operandi.

    HRC supporters will never forgive, they tend to be as media-bubbled as Trump's base, but I for one support Comey's fallible sainthood, his earnest belief in morals and ethics, and his fully fleshed out descriptions, which border on the poetic at times.

    But Comey's catholic tasting narration cannot compete with the populism of Avenatti's public - they still want a three-ringed circus where they can ooh and aah and shake a fist at the baddies. There is serious dumbing down and willing lack of education on show. Now I love Avenatti's efforts to make a cult of personality of Stormy Daniels (hope there will be a book/graphic soon), however, Stormy's case cannot, and should not, be equated with FBI procedure.

    NB Michael Wolff's tome was compiled because the projected title MW gave to DJT misconstrued content, this still makes me chuckle, and nothing in there has been proven as cut and dried willful falsehood.



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  • Carmen

    I see many so-called conservative commentators, including some faith leaders, focusing on favorable policy initiatives or court appointments to justify their acceptance of this damage, while deemphasizing the impact of this president on basic norms and ethics. That strikes me as both hypocritical and morally wrong.

    Okay. *sips coffee*

    This book is not a Trump-bashing book. Or maybe it is the most Trump-bashing book... depending on how you read it.

    Michael Wolff's book is a salacious, gossipy, tell-
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  • Margitte

    First off, five stars for this excellently written book. It was one of those memoirs that I started reading and did not stop until the very last word.

    Dishonest leaders have the same ability to shape a culture, by showing their people dishonesty, corruption, and deception. A commitment to integrity and a higher loyalty to truth are what separate the ethical leader from those who just happen to occupy leadership roles. We cannot ignore the difference.

    I spent a lot of time thinking about the titl
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  • Will Byrnes

    All bullies are largely the same. They threaten the weak to feed some insecurity that rages inside them. I know. I’ve seen it up close.
    James Comey is a lawyer, and in A Higher Loyalty he has presented a case to the jury of American public opinion. He lays out the steps of his interactions with Swamp Thing, from introduction to long-distance buh-bye. This is what happened, here, here, and there, on this, this, and that dates. This is what was said. This is what I understood those words to mean ...more

  • Laura

    Five wonderful stars. I knew after watching Comey's congressional testimony that if he ever wrote a book, I would be interested in reading it. However, I was unprepared for what turned out to be an inspirational page turner.

    I was lucky enough to obtain the book and cd book from the library on Saturday because I had got on the hold list for this some time ago. I wasn't sure the timing for this would be right, so I thought I would do a quick flick-through and in all likelihood table it for a more
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  • Darwin8u

    I'll review later. I can't help liking Comey, but I also liked (the person) Neville Chamberlain. Both men allowed virtue to become a vice, however, and ended up as slightly absurd Greek characters in the tragedies of their day.

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    I'm honestly shocked that some of you haven't figured out my political affiliation by this point since I try to be pretty open about it, but yes, I am a liberal (I mean, I live in SF, for god's sake, LOL). And yes, I like to read left-leaning/political books. Seems like this should be pretty common sense and I don't think I'm particularly inflammatory, but literally every time I pick up a book about politics or feminism, a bunch of people i
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