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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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  • Suzanne

    First and foremost: this review will not have political opinions.

    I actually don’t comment on politics or religion (even when asked to do so) because I find both subjects tend to just start arguments, and as a non-confrontational person, it is not my forte. Plus I don’t get involved in debates or deep conversations about things I know very little about, which politics falls right into. But I was drawn into reading this book in order to read about some of the high profile cases Comey was involved
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  • Bill  Kerwin



    There are two things every reader should know about James Comey and his book. First, whatever your politics, whatever you may think of his decisions, Comey is a fine writer who has written an excellent book about leaders and leadership, a superb story teller with a knack for bringing his object lessons to life. Second, however much MSNBC you watch, however much of The Times and The Post you have read in the last year, you will still find stories here—good stories—that you have not heard before.

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    I had been assigned to an investigation that touched a prominent New York figure who dressed in shiny tracksuits and sported a Nobel-sized medallion around his neck. The state of New York was investigating Al Sharpton for alleged embezzlement from his charity, and I was assigned to see if there was a federal angle to the case…. My heart thumped with excitement as [Guliani] gave me a pep talk standing in the doorway. He was counting on me. He turned to leave, then stopped. “Oh, and I want the fucking medal.”
    2. 1995. Jim’s wife Patrice copes with the death of her infant son—from streptococcus infection transmitted through the mother—by lobbying for a change in the law.
    Patrice wrote publicly about our son and traveled the country supporting efforts to change the standard of care. She poured effort into speaking to the Virginia legislature, and succeeded in getting statutory language passed enbracing universal testing and treatment for Group B strep. She didn’t do anything alone, but her voice, along with the voices of many other good people, changed our country. All mothers are tested now, and their babies live. Something good followed the unimaginable bad. Other mothers will never know what might have been, which is as it should be.
    3. 2004. Comey, as acting attorney general, has offered his opinion that “Stellar Wind”—a government program of warrantless wiretapping—is illegal, but Vice President Dick Cheney won’t be deterred by claims of illegality:
    After the analysts rolled up their charts and left the room, the vice president took over…. [He] looked at me gravely and said that, as I could plainly see, the program was very important. In fact, he said, “Thousands of people are going to die because of what you are doing.”….The purpose of the meeting was to squeeze me, although nobody said that. To have the vice president of the United States accuse me of recklessly producing another 9/11—even seeming to suggest that I was doing it intentionally—was stunning.
    4. 2017. Donald Trump, during his tete-a-tete dinner with Comey, speaks of the White House menu cards:
    On my plate, I had found a large cream-colored card describing the entire four course menu in cursive script. Salad, shirmp scampi, chicken parmesan with pasta, and vanilla ice cream. The president began by admiring his own menu card, which he held up.

    “They write these things out one at a time, by hand,” he marveled, referring to the White House staff.

    “A calligrapher," I replied, nodding.

    He looked quizzical. “They write them by hand,” he repeated.
    There are plenty more stories where these four came from: some are amusing, some inspiring, some infuriating, but they all tell us something about leadership. And the last hundred pages give an absorbing account—inevitably biased, but not intentionally so—of some of the crucial decisions surrounding the last election.

    What is my impression of this man as a leader? Although of high moral integrity, he is also a man of lofty self-regard, someone who believed he could best protect America by safeguarding his own reputation and the reputation of the government institution he represented. In normal times, this might have made for a profile in courage, but, awash in our extraordinarily politicized climate, enmeshed in the black swan event of the Trump/Clinton election, our hero made one flawed calculation—namely, that Clinton would win. This mistake colored and contaminated the crucial decisions and non-decisions—about Hillary and her emails, Trump and his Russians—that his subtle (perhaps too subtle) intellect made in the summer and fall of 2016.

    Funny, but reading over the previous paragraph, I find that this is exactly what I think of President Obama too. ...more

  • Diane S ☔

    I knew little about James Comey, the ex-FBI director, before he was brought to my attention and I'm sure many of yours, after being fired by Trump. Not so much fired as ambushed, since Trump didn't even have the decency to let him know he had been fired . Comey saw it on the TV while giving a speech to s group of people he was trying to recruit for his service. He found out the same time we the public did. Unconsciousable!

    This book describes Comeys life, his many years in the public eye, service
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  • Bettie☯





    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

       


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    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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  • Truman32

    Everybody remembers Abraham Lincoln’s famous axiom: The enemy of my enemy is my friend. It was one of the best things the 16th president of these United States ever said (along with: give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him to fish and you feed him for life; or you miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take).

    And I feel James Comey, with his book A Higher Loyalty is counting on everyone to not only remember The Great Emancipator’s words about enemies, but to take them to heart. Now
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  • Malia

    As anticipated, this is a difficult book to review. In fact, I was in two minds about even reading it, though I am not unhappy that I did. On the one hand, I do feel I know Comey better and that he is, in many ways, a good, stand-up sort of guy (which he reiterates in every conceivable way throughout the book, mind you). He has had his struggles and personal tragedies, and I do think he gives himself a far more human face with this book, when before I knew so little about this man beyond his que ...more

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  • Furrawn

    Inspiring. Can I just say that with all the many expectations I brought to the reading of this book, being inspired was not one of them. Yet, here I am. Inspired.

    I vehemently disliked James Comey over the Hillary Clinton email debacle. Now I realize that I was unfair. I didn’t know the truth. I didn’t know all the facts. I try so hard to always look at things from other viewpoints. I failed. I thought myself righteous in my outrage. Truly, James Comey chose the only honorable path. It was a terr
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