A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

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 recent history.

Title:A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250192455
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About James Comey

James Brien Comey Jr. (born December 14, 1960) is an American lawyer who served as the seventh Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from September 4, 2013 until his dismissal on May 9, 2017. Comey was a registered Republican for most of his life, but has recently described himself as unaffiliated.


    A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership Reviews

  • 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...

  • Stephanie *Very Stable Genius*

    Oh.... this is going to make a certain *president further soil himself. Heh heh.More popcorn please!*fake, illegitimate, criminal president...

  • 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 pres...

  • Nicki

    Goodreads is crap. How can folks review or rate a book that hasn't even been released yet? Since we are rating a book we haven't read yet, I'll give it 5 stars just because it may cause trump to have ...

  • 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 excellen...

  • 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...

  • Manny

    I have written to the publisher to ask whether they would like to send me a review copy of this book. If they do, I'll read it, but I'm not keen on giving money to the guy who probably made Trump pres...

  • Lola

    And here I thought I couldn't hate Donald Trump 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 ev...

  • William2

    Superb. One may not agree with all of Comey’s decisions, but this book shows the rigor of his thinking and it’s hard to assail. The astonishing thing is that much of his life, in addition to the l...