Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

The former Director of National Intelligence speaks out When he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth United States Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama's senior intelligence advisor for six and a half years, a period that included such critical events as the discovery of Osama bin Laden, the leaks of Edward Snowden, the Benghazi at The former Director of National Intelligence speaks out When he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth United ...

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Title:Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence
Author:James R. Clapper
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Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence Reviews

  • Jenn
    Jun 07, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

    This memoir from former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is a mixed bag but quite revealing mainly as to the actual function (or lack thereof) of the person occupying the DNI chair. At a time when blanket cynicism is ruling people's view of intelligence work, mainly...

    This is a well written and timely memoir of the former director of the Office of National Intelligence under Obama and a veteran of over 50 years of service. It is a detailed accounting of his work at various agencies, his service to multiple Presidents, his testimony to Congress at di...

    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper describes his book as a catalog of 50 years of American national intelligence, and it is encyclopedic; his memory?or his note-taking?is prodigious, so this book will undoubtedly be useful to future historians of post-Cold War A...

    This is the book Comey could have written, no this is the book that Comey should have written. James Clapper in over 400 dense, dry, taciturn pages explains more about how the intelligence community works and how it fails than I think I have ever seen from any other source. At the same...

    I haven't read the book yet, but I have read many of the most important excerpts from the book. I vividly remember thinking when the WikiLeaks releases began the same day that the Access Hollywood video was released, that something nefarious was going on. Over the following weeks with ...

    Mr. Clapper dedicated his life to military and public service. This is a story of his life, but more importantly, a recollection of the intelligence community and everything for which it stands. He served our country with integrity and truth. This book explained so much about what ...

  • Bettie☯
    May 23, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

  • Tony
    Jun 02, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

  • Misfit
    Jul 28, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

  • Cathy
    May 29, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

  • Dana Stabenow
    Aug 28, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

  • Mahlon
    Jun 06, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

  • Trish
    Jun 11, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

  • Liz
    Aug 12, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

    This memoir from former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is a mixed bag but quite revealing mainly as to the actual function (or lack thereof) of the person occupying the DNI chair. At a time when blanket cynicism is ruling people's view of intelligence work, mainly...

    This is a well written and timely memoir of the former director of the Office of National Intelligence under Obama and a veteran of over 50 years of service. It is a detailed accounting of his work at various agencies, his service to multiple Presidents, his testimony to Congress at di...

    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper describes his book as a catalog of 50 years of American national intelligence, and it is encyclopedic; his memory?or his note-taking?is prodigious, so this book will undoubtedly be useful to future historians of post-Cold War A...

  • Chris Brimmer
    Jul 29, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

    This memoir from former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is a mixed bag but quite revealing mainly as to the actual function (or lack thereof) of the person occupying the DNI chair. At a time when blanket cynicism is ruling people's view of intelligence work, mainly...

    This is a well written and timely memoir of the former director of the Office of National Intelligence under Obama and a veteran of over 50 years of service. It is a detailed accounting of his work at various agencies, his service to multiple Presidents, his testimony to Congress at di...

    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper describes his book as a catalog of 50 years of American national intelligence, and it is encyclopedic; his memory?or his note-taking?is prodigious, so this book will undoubtedly be useful to future historians of post-Cold War A...

    This is the book Comey could have written, no this is the book that Comey should have written. James Clapper in over 400 dense, dry, taciturn pages explains more about how the intelligence community works and how it fails than I think I have ever seen from any other source. At the same...

  • Matt Heavner
    Jun 14, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

    This memoir from former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is a mixed bag but quite revealing mainly as to the actual function (or lack thereof) of the person occupying the DNI chair. At a time when blanket cynicism is ruling people's view of intelligence work, mainly...

    This is a well written and timely memoir of the former director of the Office of National Intelligence under Obama and a veteran of over 50 years of service. It is a detailed accounting of his work at various agencies, his service to multiple Presidents, his testimony to Congress at di...

    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper describes his book as a catalog of 50 years of American national intelligence, and it is encyclopedic; his memory?or his note-taking?is prodigious, so this book will undoubtedly be useful to future historians of post-Cold War A...

    This is the book Comey could have written, no this is the book that Comey should have written. James Clapper in over 400 dense, dry, taciturn pages explains more about how the intelligence community works and how it fails than I think I have ever seen from any other source. At the same...

    I haven't read the book yet, but I have read many of the most important excerpts from the book. I vividly remember thinking when the WikiLeaks releases began the same day that the Access Hollywood video was released, that something nefarious was going on. Over the following weeks with ...

    Mr. Clapper dedicated his life to military and public service. This is a story of his life, but more importantly, a recollection of the intelligence community and everything for which it stands. He served our country with integrity and truth. This book explained so much about what ...

    There are many people to whom I?d like to recommend this book (and some I?d like to smack with it, any way of getting the message across.) This is an incredibly insightful and candid behind-the-scenes look at a career spent in service to the US in a field where failures are public ...

    Facts Matter and this book is full of fhem This is the most important postTrump book that has appeared to date (5/30/18). First it contains recent interesting history of U.S. intelligence going back to the early 90 s and earlier. And it brings that history into the present in a way ...

    This was a really interesting review of the Jim Clapper's career and a very illuminating read about how our intelligence agencies work. I especially appreciate the later chapters about the Russian interference, which underscores what I learned from watching the movie Active Measures. I...

    Good, thought provoking and possibly illuminating. While this is at least in part an explanation / expiation from someone whose job it is to speak truth to power and speak not at all in the public sphere the book provides a clear picture of what Jim Clapper would like us to see and wha...

    If you have any doubts that the Russians meddled in the 2016 presidential election and our Democracy, AND if you doubt that the Russians were instrumental in ELECTING DONALD TRUMP president, READ THIS BOOK!! This happened and this is why Trump is undermining the justice department, the...

    A must-read for anyone who cares about the future of our democracy. I highly recommend reading the whole book because it elucidates what the IC does and why. But if you are short on time or attention span, you must read the last two chapters on the election, Russian interference, and t...

    Amazing career - I?ve always liked and respected Clapper, this book only made it more so. Important perspective on where we are now. ...

  • Joan
    Aug 14, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

  • Myles
    Sep 23, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

  • Laura
    Aug 10, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

    This memoir from former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is a mixed bag but quite revealing mainly as to the actual function (or lack thereof) of the person occupying the DNI chair. At a time when blanket cynicism is ruling people's view of intelligence work, mainly...

    This is a well written and timely memoir of the former director of the Office of National Intelligence under Obama and a veteran of over 50 years of service. It is a detailed accounting of his work at various agencies, his service to multiple Presidents, his testimony to Congress at di...

    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper describes his book as a catalog of 50 years of American national intelligence, and it is encyclopedic; his memory?or his note-taking?is prodigious, so this book will undoubtedly be useful to future historians of post-Cold War A...

    This is the book Comey could have written, no this is the book that Comey should have written. James Clapper in over 400 dense, dry, taciturn pages explains more about how the intelligence community works and how it fails than I think I have ever seen from any other source. At the same...

    I haven't read the book yet, but I have read many of the most important excerpts from the book. I vividly remember thinking when the WikiLeaks releases began the same day that the Access Hollywood video was released, that something nefarious was going on. Over the following weeks with ...

    Mr. Clapper dedicated his life to military and public service. This is a story of his life, but more importantly, a recollection of the intelligence community and everything for which it stands. He served our country with integrity and truth. This book explained so much about what ...

    There are many people to whom I?d like to recommend this book (and some I?d like to smack with it, any way of getting the message across.) This is an incredibly insightful and candid behind-the-scenes look at a career spent in service to the US in a field where failures are public ...

    Facts Matter and this book is full of fhem This is the most important postTrump book that has appeared to date (5/30/18). First it contains recent interesting history of U.S. intelligence going back to the early 90 s and earlier. And it brings that history into the present in a way ...

    This was a really interesting review of the Jim Clapper's career and a very illuminating read about how our intelligence agencies work. I especially appreciate the later chapters about the Russian interference, which underscores what I learned from watching the movie Active Measures. I...

    Good, thought provoking and possibly illuminating. While this is at least in part an explanation / expiation from someone whose job it is to speak truth to power and speak not at all in the public sphere the book provides a clear picture of what Jim Clapper would like us to see and wha...

    If you have any doubts that the Russians meddled in the 2016 presidential election and our Democracy, AND if you doubt that the Russians were instrumental in ELECTING DONALD TRUMP president, READ THIS BOOK!! This happened and this is why Trump is undermining the justice department, the...

    A must-read for anyone who cares about the future of our democracy. I highly recommend reading the whole book because it elucidates what the IC does and why. But if you are short on time or attention span, you must read the last two chapters on the election, Russian interference, and t...

    Amazing career - I?ve always liked and respected Clapper, this book only made it more so. Important perspective on where we are now. ...

    James Clapper?s memoir puts together a calm, objective timeline of the events leading up to the 2016 election. Remembering those days, being glued to the 24 hour news! Wow. Seeing the events written and quoted so clearly helps me see the whole picture. And that is just one chapter- ?...

  • Corinne
    May 26, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

  • Book
    Jun 28, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

  • Mary Thompson
    Jul 01, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

    This memoir from former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is a mixed bag but quite revealing mainly as to the actual function (or lack thereof) of the person occupying the DNI chair. At a time when blanket cynicism is ruling people's view of intelligence work, mainly...

    This is a well written and timely memoir of the former director of the Office of National Intelligence under Obama and a veteran of over 50 years of service. It is a detailed accounting of his work at various agencies, his service to multiple Presidents, his testimony to Congress at di...

    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper describes his book as a catalog of 50 years of American national intelligence, and it is encyclopedic; his memory?or his note-taking?is prodigious, so this book will undoubtedly be useful to future historians of post-Cold War A...

    This is the book Comey could have written, no this is the book that Comey should have written. James Clapper in over 400 dense, dry, taciturn pages explains more about how the intelligence community works and how it fails than I think I have ever seen from any other source. At the same...

    I haven't read the book yet, but I have read many of the most important excerpts from the book. I vividly remember thinking when the WikiLeaks releases began the same day that the Access Hollywood video was released, that something nefarious was going on. Over the following weeks with ...

    Mr. Clapper dedicated his life to military and public service. This is a story of his life, but more importantly, a recollection of the intelligence community and everything for which it stands. He served our country with integrity and truth. This book explained so much about what ...

    There are many people to whom I?d like to recommend this book (and some I?d like to smack with it, any way of getting the message across.) This is an incredibly insightful and candid behind-the-scenes look at a career spent in service to the US in a field where failures are public ...

    Facts Matter and this book is full of fhem This is the most important postTrump book that has appeared to date (5/30/18). First it contains recent interesting history of U.S. intelligence going back to the early 90 s and earlier. And it brings that history into the present in a way ...

    This was a really interesting review of the Jim Clapper's career and a very illuminating read about how our intelligence agencies work. I especially appreciate the later chapters about the Russian interference, which underscores what I learned from watching the movie Active Measures. I...

    Good, thought provoking and possibly illuminating. While this is at least in part an explanation / expiation from someone whose job it is to speak truth to power and speak not at all in the public sphere the book provides a clear picture of what Jim Clapper would like us to see and wha...

    If you have any doubts that the Russians meddled in the 2016 presidential election and our Democracy, AND if you doubt that the Russians were instrumental in ELECTING DONALD TRUMP president, READ THIS BOOK!! This happened and this is why Trump is undermining the justice department, the...

    A must-read for anyone who cares about the future of our democracy. I highly recommend reading the whole book because it elucidates what the IC does and why. But if you are short on time or attention span, you must read the last two chapters on the election, Russian interference, and t...

  • Aaron Million
    Jul 28, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

  • Dan Graser
    Jun 04, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

    This memoir from former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is a mixed bag but quite revealing mainly as to the actual function (or lack thereof) of the person occupying the DNI chair. At a time when blanket cynicism is ruling people's view of intelligence work, mainly...

  • Dylan Tomorrow
    May 26, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

  • Elizabeth Stolar
    Sep 10, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

    This memoir from former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is a mixed bag but quite revealing mainly as to the actual function (or lack thereof) of the person occupying the DNI chair. At a time when blanket cynicism is ruling people's view of intelligence work, mainly...

    This is a well written and timely memoir of the former director of the Office of National Intelligence under Obama and a veteran of over 50 years of service. It is a detailed accounting of his work at various agencies, his service to multiple Presidents, his testimony to Congress at di...

    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper describes his book as a catalog of 50 years of American national intelligence, and it is encyclopedic; his memory?or his note-taking?is prodigious, so this book will undoubtedly be useful to future historians of post-Cold War A...

    This is the book Comey could have written, no this is the book that Comey should have written. James Clapper in over 400 dense, dry, taciturn pages explains more about how the intelligence community works and how it fails than I think I have ever seen from any other source. At the same...

    I haven't read the book yet, but I have read many of the most important excerpts from the book. I vividly remember thinking when the WikiLeaks releases began the same day that the Access Hollywood video was released, that something nefarious was going on. Over the following weeks with ...

    Mr. Clapper dedicated his life to military and public service. This is a story of his life, but more importantly, a recollection of the intelligence community and everything for which it stands. He served our country with integrity and truth. This book explained so much about what ...

    There are many people to whom I?d like to recommend this book (and some I?d like to smack with it, any way of getting the message across.) This is an incredibly insightful and candid behind-the-scenes look at a career spent in service to the US in a field where failures are public ...

    Facts Matter and this book is full of fhem This is the most important postTrump book that has appeared to date (5/30/18). First it contains recent interesting history of U.S. intelligence going back to the early 90 s and earlier. And it brings that history into the present in a way ...

    This was a really interesting review of the Jim Clapper's career and a very illuminating read about how our intelligence agencies work. I especially appreciate the later chapters about the Russian interference, which underscores what I learned from watching the movie Active Measures. I...

  • Rachel Brune
    Jun 16, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

    This memoir from former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is a mixed bag but quite revealing mainly as to the actual function (or lack thereof) of the person occupying the DNI chair. At a time when blanket cynicism is ruling people's view of intelligence work, mainly...

    This is a well written and timely memoir of the former director of the Office of National Intelligence under Obama and a veteran of over 50 years of service. It is a detailed accounting of his work at various agencies, his service to multiple Presidents, his testimony to Congress at di...

    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper describes his book as a catalog of 50 years of American national intelligence, and it is encyclopedic; his memory?or his note-taking?is prodigious, so this book will undoubtedly be useful to future historians of post-Cold War A...

    This is the book Comey could have written, no this is the book that Comey should have written. James Clapper in over 400 dense, dry, taciturn pages explains more about how the intelligence community works and how it fails than I think I have ever seen from any other source. At the same...

    I haven't read the book yet, but I have read many of the most important excerpts from the book. I vividly remember thinking when the WikiLeaks releases began the same day that the Access Hollywood video was released, that something nefarious was going on. Over the following weeks with ...

    Mr. Clapper dedicated his life to military and public service. This is a story of his life, but more importantly, a recollection of the intelligence community and everything for which it stands. He served our country with integrity and truth. This book explained so much about what ...

    There are many people to whom I?d like to recommend this book (and some I?d like to smack with it, any way of getting the message across.) This is an incredibly insightful and candid behind-the-scenes look at a career spent in service to the US in a field where failures are public ...

  • Jean
    Jul 22, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

  • Carl Nelson
    May 30, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

    This memoir from former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is a mixed bag but quite revealing mainly as to the actual function (or lack thereof) of the person occupying the DNI chair. At a time when blanket cynicism is ruling people's view of intelligence work, mainly...

    This is a well written and timely memoir of the former director of the Office of National Intelligence under Obama and a veteran of over 50 years of service. It is a detailed accounting of his work at various agencies, his service to multiple Presidents, his testimony to Congress at di...

    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper describes his book as a catalog of 50 years of American national intelligence, and it is encyclopedic; his memory?or his note-taking?is prodigious, so this book will undoubtedly be useful to future historians of post-Cold War A...

    This is the book Comey could have written, no this is the book that Comey should have written. James Clapper in over 400 dense, dry, taciturn pages explains more about how the intelligence community works and how it fails than I think I have ever seen from any other source. At the same...

    I haven't read the book yet, but I have read many of the most important excerpts from the book. I vividly remember thinking when the WikiLeaks releases began the same day that the Access Hollywood video was released, that something nefarious was going on. Over the following weeks with ...

    Mr. Clapper dedicated his life to military and public service. This is a story of his life, but more importantly, a recollection of the intelligence community and everything for which it stands. He served our country with integrity and truth. This book explained so much about what ...

    There are many people to whom I?d like to recommend this book (and some I?d like to smack with it, any way of getting the message across.) This is an incredibly insightful and candid behind-the-scenes look at a career spent in service to the US in a field where failures are public ...

    Facts Matter and this book is full of fhem This is the most important postTrump book that has appeared to date (5/30/18). First it contains recent interesting history of U.S. intelligence going back to the early 90 s and earlier. And it brings that history into the present in a way ...

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Jun 29, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

  • Robert
    Jun 12, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

    This memoir from former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is a mixed bag but quite revealing mainly as to the actual function (or lack thereof) of the person occupying the DNI chair. At a time when blanket cynicism is ruling people's view of intelligence work, mainly...

    This is a well written and timely memoir of the former director of the Office of National Intelligence under Obama and a veteran of over 50 years of service. It is a detailed accounting of his work at various agencies, his service to multiple Presidents, his testimony to Congress at di...

    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper describes his book as a catalog of 50 years of American national intelligence, and it is encyclopedic; his memory?or his note-taking?is prodigious, so this book will undoubtedly be useful to future historians of post-Cold War A...

    This is the book Comey could have written, no this is the book that Comey should have written. James Clapper in over 400 dense, dry, taciturn pages explains more about how the intelligence community works and how it fails than I think I have ever seen from any other source. At the same...

    I haven't read the book yet, but I have read many of the most important excerpts from the book. I vividly remember thinking when the WikiLeaks releases began the same day that the Access Hollywood video was released, that something nefarious was going on. Over the following weeks with ...

    Mr. Clapper dedicated his life to military and public service. This is a story of his life, but more importantly, a recollection of the intelligence community and everything for which it stands. He served our country with integrity and truth. This book explained so much about what ...

    There are many people to whom I?d like to recommend this book (and some I?d like to smack with it, any way of getting the message across.) This is an incredibly insightful and candid behind-the-scenes look at a career spent in service to the US in a field where failures are public ...

    Facts Matter and this book is full of fhem This is the most important postTrump book that has appeared to date (5/30/18). First it contains recent interesting history of U.S. intelligence going back to the early 90 s and earlier. And it brings that history into the present in a way ...

    This was a really interesting review of the Jim Clapper's career and a very illuminating read about how our intelligence agencies work. I especially appreciate the later chapters about the Russian interference, which underscores what I learned from watching the movie Active Measures. I...

    Good, thought provoking and possibly illuminating. While this is at least in part an explanation / expiation from someone whose job it is to speak truth to power and speak not at all in the public sphere the book provides a clear picture of what Jim Clapper would like us to see and wha...

  • Robert Yaffee
    May 25, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

  • Stephen Hughes
    May 23, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

    This memoir from former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is a mixed bag but quite revealing mainly as to the actual function (or lack thereof) of the person occupying the DNI chair. At a time when blanket cynicism is ruling people's view of intelligence work, mainly...

    This is a well written and timely memoir of the former director of the Office of National Intelligence under Obama and a veteran of over 50 years of service. It is a detailed accounting of his work at various agencies, his service to multiple Presidents, his testimony to Congress at di...

    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper describes his book as a catalog of 50 years of American national intelligence, and it is encyclopedic; his memory?or his note-taking?is prodigious, so this book will undoubtedly be useful to future historians of post-Cold War A...

    This is the book Comey could have written, no this is the book that Comey should have written. James Clapper in over 400 dense, dry, taciturn pages explains more about how the intelligence community works and how it fails than I think I have ever seen from any other source. At the same...

    I haven't read the book yet, but I have read many of the most important excerpts from the book. I vividly remember thinking when the WikiLeaks releases began the same day that the Access Hollywood video was released, that something nefarious was going on. Over the following weeks with ...

    Mr. Clapper dedicated his life to military and public service. This is a story of his life, but more importantly, a recollection of the intelligence community and everything for which it stands. He served our country with integrity and truth. This book explained so much about what ...

    There are many people to whom I?d like to recommend this book (and some I?d like to smack with it, any way of getting the message across.) This is an incredibly insightful and candid behind-the-scenes look at a career spent in service to the US in a field where failures are public ...

    Facts Matter and this book is full of fhem This is the most important postTrump book that has appeared to date (5/30/18). First it contains recent interesting history of U.S. intelligence going back to the early 90 s and earlier. And it brings that history into the present in a way ...

    This was a really interesting review of the Jim Clapper's career and a very illuminating read about how our intelligence agencies work. I especially appreciate the later chapters about the Russian interference, which underscores what I learned from watching the movie Active Measures. I...

    Good, thought provoking and possibly illuminating. While this is at least in part an explanation / expiation from someone whose job it is to speak truth to power and speak not at all in the public sphere the book provides a clear picture of what Jim Clapper would like us to see and wha...

    If you have any doubts that the Russians meddled in the 2016 presidential election and our Democracy, AND if you doubt that the Russians were instrumental in ELECTING DONALD TRUMP president, READ THIS BOOK!! This happened and this is why Trump is undermining the justice department, the...

  • Christina Knight
    May 25, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

    This memoir from former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is a mixed bag but quite revealing mainly as to the actual function (or lack thereof) of the person occupying the DNI chair. At a time when blanket cynicism is ruling people's view of intelligence work, mainly...

    This is a well written and timely memoir of the former director of the Office of National Intelligence under Obama and a veteran of over 50 years of service. It is a detailed accounting of his work at various agencies, his service to multiple Presidents, his testimony to Congress at di...

    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper describes his book as a catalog of 50 years of American national intelligence, and it is encyclopedic; his memory?or his note-taking?is prodigious, so this book will undoubtedly be useful to future historians of post-Cold War A...

    This is the book Comey could have written, no this is the book that Comey should have written. James Clapper in over 400 dense, dry, taciturn pages explains more about how the intelligence community works and how it fails than I think I have ever seen from any other source. At the same...

    I haven't read the book yet, but I have read many of the most important excerpts from the book. I vividly remember thinking when the WikiLeaks releases began the same day that the Access Hollywood video was released, that something nefarious was going on. Over the following weeks with ...

  • Marks54
    Jun 12, 2018

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper is a book I had heard a lot about and wanted to read but really I was worried it was going to be dry and boring, boy was I wrong. He looks so calm and ... sorry, but drab, I know that exciting story is he goin...

    James Clapper has had a very long career in intelligence collection and he goes through it all for us here. He?s had practically every job out there in leadership in this field, capping his career as Director of National Intelligence. The DNI serves as head of the now seventeen U.S. ...

    FACTS AND FEARS. (2018). James R. Clapper. ****. This is one of those books that is a must-read for most all American citizens. It is a well-written expose of the life and activities of our former Director of National Intelligence. In it, he not only reviews the significant historical...

    This is the memoir of James Robert Clapper (1941- ). Clapper is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force. He was Director of National Intelligence (2010-2016), Director of Defense Intelligence (1992-1995), Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001...

    James Clapper on Russia: 'They swung the election to a Trump win'. Rachel Maddow shares a passage from former DNI James Clapper's new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he describes the effect of the massive Russian propaganda campaign in support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election...

    My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I held then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA's extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I hea...

    A book that everyone, no matter what party should read The beginning of this book is a Birdseye view of something few of us see. Two generations giving their life, and in a sense the lives of their families to the service of our country. Service to protect us. General Clapper wrote ...

    Sorry, but as much as I think of the man and the appearances he's been making on TV, this is just too tedious at the start to convince me to keep on going - plus it's due back at the library. Update 7/29. I did jump ahead to the parts about 2016 election, etc. It was easily 2/3 of t...

    While it's really an overview of James Clapper's career, Facts and Fears also serves as a history of the IC because James Clapper was there for almost every significant event of the last 50+ years. A very important book to read especially now. ...

    Beware readers, this is not a review, just an angry rant. I don't often 1-star-rate books I haven't read based on who wrote them, but James Clapper lied under oath to Congress about unconstitutional mass surveillance of everyone in the US by the NSA. What he writes about Russian...

    While I doubt Mr. Clapper and I share the same philosophy on who to vote for (except perhaps the last presidential election), I do completely respect his service to our country. This book is one more piece of service. He is genuinely alarmed at the unprecedented way the Russians are in...

    This book is historically a very important book. Clapper contributes to our knowledge of the factors turning the Presidential Election in 2016. He is the first to come to the conclusion that Putin's influence on that election was probably the decisive factor. Although Hillary Cl...

    It?s really substantive without being dry or overwhelming with details. They balanced conveying his history with keeping things moving. Not that it?s fast-paced but it didn?t get bogged down and I never got impatient. It held my attention and I was quite eager to pick it up every...

    Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown ?Facts and Fears? is a compelling memoir of the intelligence community. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James R. Clapper shares his vast experiences as a public servant in...

    President Barack Obama referred to the job of Director of National Intelligence as the second most thankless job in Washington. After reading James Clapper's memoir, it would be hard to argue that point. Clapper recounts his life from birth up to the present day, but certainly the bulk...

    With all the words I?ve expended on American politics lately, you?d think I wouldn?t have many left for Jim Clapper?s engrossing memoir of his life in US intelligence. That would be too bad because there?s much food for thought in this book. Clapper, the Director of Nation...

    This memoir from former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is a mixed bag but quite revealing mainly as to the actual function (or lack thereof) of the person occupying the DNI chair. At a time when blanket cynicism is ruling people's view of intelligence work, mainly...

    This is a well written and timely memoir of the former director of the Office of National Intelligence under Obama and a veteran of over 50 years of service. It is a detailed accounting of his work at various agencies, his service to multiple Presidents, his testimony to Congress at di...