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What’s been lost in the brouhaha over James Comey’s book is the most basic element: This is a good read.

James Comey, who moved to Allendale when he was in fifth grade, has served in various government jobs, most recently as FBI director.

“A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership”

By James Comey

(Flatiron Books, 290 pp, $29.99)

What’s been lost in the brouhaha over James Comey’s book is the most basic element: This is a good read.

Rarely do books publish to this kind of fanfare. Comey’s book goes on sale Tuesday.

Sure, Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” did, but don’t mistake the two. That was a heavily reported book, revealing inner machinations of the White House.

This is not.

Comey’s text is a personal, though not particularly intimate, account of a man examining the tenets he holds dear: loyalty and leadership. Comey saw prime examples in a corporate lawyer and a grocery store manager. He served in high-level positions for three administrations and respected two of those presidents — you may be able to guess which he wasn’t so fond of.

When discussing his taking of leave of President Barack Obama, Comey acknowledges that although he had not voted for him, “I had developed a great respect for him as a leader and a person, and it was only at that moment that I felt the full weight of his imminent departure and what it would mean.

“Unable to help myself, I added, ‘I dread the next four years, but in some ways I feel more pressure to stay now.”

Comey comes across as a pretty straight arrow and you can almost feel his embarrassment as he discusses the more lurid details.

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