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
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Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence Reviews

  • Mugizi Rwebangira
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    The truth about Bengazi and other mysteries revealed. An excellent account from an insider. ...

    The first half of the book sets up how James Clapper started his life long career in intelligence. The second half kept me awake thinking about what I just read. Be warned that once you start reading, you can?t unknow the things in these pages. Reguardless of your political views, th...

    James Clapper is a lifelong public servant who has sacrificed his life for the safety and security of America. He is a lifelong public servant that has always been non-political and first was enticed with the intelligence business following his father who was an intelligence analyst fo...

    It has been 1939 days since James Clapper lied to Congress and the American people. What a piece of propaganda, this time from "democrat's" side: "Russia is existential threat". Oh my Caesar, what a game in this circus trying to get attention. What really matters: 1) No one g...

    This book is quite simply the best memoir I have read in at least a decade. Jim Clapper collaborated with Trey Brown to put the book together. The book covers Clapper?s military service from his commissioning in 1963 to his retirement in 1995. It picks up again when Clapper returns t...

    This is an excellent book and a fun and fast read at least for me it was fun. I?m often a fan of history and not usually as appreciative of contemporary history readings. Nevertheless, in this case I enjoyed Jim Clappers memorable memoir in which he takes the reader through his 55 ye...

    I generally enjoyed it. Clapper comes as across as very circumspect, very professional, someone who is not used to seeking the spotlight, but who feels like he has to speak out. We get some idea of his 55 year career in intelligence, and the wide variety of issues he dealt with. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Tadas Talaikis
    Jul 03, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    The truth about Bengazi and other mysteries revealed. An excellent account from an insider. ...

    The first half of the book sets up how James Clapper started his life long career in intelligence. The second half kept me awake thinking about what I just read. Be warned that once you start reading, you can?t unknow the things in these pages. Reguardless of your political views, th...

    James Clapper is a lifelong public servant who has sacrificed his life for the safety and security of America. He is a lifelong public servant that has always been non-political and first was enticed with the intelligence business following his father who was an intelligence analyst fo...

    It has been 1939 days since James Clapper lied to Congress and the American people. What a piece of propaganda, this time from "democrat's" side: "Russia is existential threat". Oh my Caesar, what a game in this circus trying to get attention. What really matters: 1) No one g...

  • 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

  • Barry Bozeman
    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    The truth about Bengazi and other mysteries revealed. An excellent account from an insider. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Joseph
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    The truth about Bengazi and other mysteries revealed. An excellent account from an insider. ...

    The first half of the book sets up how James Clapper started his life long career in intelligence. The second half kept me awake thinking about what I just read. Be warned that once you start reading, you can?t unknow the things in these pages. Reguardless of your political views, th...

    James Clapper is a lifelong public servant who has sacrificed his life for the safety and security of America. He is a lifelong public servant that has always been non-political and first was enticed with the intelligence business following his father who was an intelligence analyst fo...

    It has been 1939 days since James Clapper lied to Congress and the American people. What a piece of propaganda, this time from "democrat's" side: "Russia is existential threat". Oh my Caesar, what a game in this circus trying to get attention. What really matters: 1) No one g...

    This book is quite simply the best memoir I have read in at least a decade. Jim Clapper collaborated with Trey Brown to put the book together. The book covers Clapper?s military service from his commissioning in 1963 to his retirement in 1995. It picks up again when Clapper returns t...

  • J.
    Jun 03, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    The truth about Bengazi and other mysteries revealed. An excellent account from an insider. ...

    The first half of the book sets up how James Clapper started his life long career in intelligence. The second half kept me awake thinking about what I just read. Be warned that once you start reading, you can?t unknow the things in these pages. Reguardless of your political views, th...

    James Clapper is a lifelong public servant who has sacrificed his life for the safety and security of America. He is a lifelong public servant that has always been non-political and first was enticed with the intelligence business following his father who was an intelligence analyst fo...

    It has been 1939 days since James Clapper lied to Congress and the American people. What a piece of propaganda, this time from "democrat's" side: "Russia is existential threat". Oh my Caesar, what a game in this circus trying to get attention. What really matters: 1) No one g...

    This book is quite simply the best memoir I have read in at least a decade. Jim Clapper collaborated with Trey Brown to put the book together. The book covers Clapper?s military service from his commissioning in 1963 to his retirement in 1995. It picks up again when Clapper returns t...

    This is an excellent book and a fun and fast read at least for me it was fun. I?m often a fan of history and not usually as appreciative of contemporary history readings. Nevertheless, in this case I enjoyed Jim Clappers memorable memoir in which he takes the reader through his 55 ye...

  • Susan
    Jun 19, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    The truth about Bengazi and other mysteries revealed. An excellent account from an insider. ...

    The first half of the book sets up how James Clapper started his life long career in intelligence. The second half kept me awake thinking about what I just read. Be warned that once you start reading, you can?t unknow the things in these pages. Reguardless of your political views, th...

    James Clapper is a lifelong public servant who has sacrificed his life for the safety and security of America. He is a lifelong public servant that has always been non-political and first was enticed with the intelligence business following his father who was an intelligence analyst fo...

    It has been 1939 days since James Clapper lied to Congress and the American people. What a piece of propaganda, this time from "democrat's" side: "Russia is existential threat". Oh my Caesar, what a game in this circus trying to get attention. What really matters: 1) No one g...

    This book is quite simply the best memoir I have read in at least a decade. Jim Clapper collaborated with Trey Brown to put the book together. The book covers Clapper?s military service from his commissioning in 1963 to his retirement in 1995. It picks up again when Clapper returns t...

    This is an excellent book and a fun and fast read at least for me it was fun. I?m often a fan of history and not usually as appreciative of contemporary history readings. Nevertheless, in this case I enjoyed Jim Clappers memorable memoir in which he takes the reader through his 55 ye...

    I generally enjoyed it. Clapper comes as across as very circumspect, very professional, someone who is not used to seeking the spotlight, but who feels like he has to speak out. We get some idea of his 55 year career in intelligence, and the wide variety of issues he dealt with. ...

    Clapper has lived a very interesting life, most of it serving our country in the field of intelligence. I learned a lot about the intelligence services which is way more than the CIA, NSA, and FBI; and I enjoyed his perspective. The book is not about the Trump administration until the ...

    Very interesting account of a national leader in the intelligence community. He ended his career as the Director of National Intelligence for President Obama. He also served under President Busch. He meet with Trump in the Trump Tower before the inauguration regarding the Russian inter...

    It was an easy read that gave some front line insight into the history of intelligence in some of the major points in history. The book is written in a forced objective manner that you can expect from someone with the background of Director Clapper, but you can read a little bit that t...

    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper takes us on a trip through his extensive career in government. He provides a thorough discussion on the state of intelligence gathering for the past 50 plus years with honest assessments as to what we do right, what major errors ha...

  • Priscilla
    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    The truth about Bengazi and other mysteries revealed. An excellent account from an insider. ...

    The first half of the book sets up how James Clapper started his life long career in intelligence. The second half kept me awake thinking about what I just read. Be warned that once you start reading, you can?t unknow the things in these pages. Reguardless of your political views, th...

    James Clapper is a lifelong public servant who has sacrificed his life for the safety and security of America. He is a lifelong public servant that has always been non-political and first was enticed with the intelligence business following his father who was an intelligence analyst fo...

    It has been 1939 days since James Clapper lied to Congress and the American people. What a piece of propaganda, this time from "democrat's" side: "Russia is existential threat". Oh my Caesar, what a game in this circus trying to get attention. What really matters: 1) No one g...

    This book is quite simply the best memoir I have read in at least a decade. Jim Clapper collaborated with Trey Brown to put the book together. The book covers Clapper?s military service from his commissioning in 1963 to his retirement in 1995. It picks up again when Clapper returns t...

    This is an excellent book and a fun and fast read at least for me it was fun. I?m often a fan of history and not usually as appreciative of contemporary history readings. Nevertheless, in this case I enjoyed Jim Clappers memorable memoir in which he takes the reader through his 55 ye...

    I generally enjoyed it. Clapper comes as across as very circumspect, very professional, someone who is not used to seeking the spotlight, but who feels like he has to speak out. We get some idea of his 55 year career in intelligence, and the wide variety of issues he dealt with. ...

    Clapper has lived a very interesting life, most of it serving our country in the field of intelligence. I learned a lot about the intelligence services which is way more than the CIA, NSA, and FBI; and I enjoyed his perspective. The book is not about the Trump administration until the ...

  • Sassan
    Jun 27, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    The truth about Bengazi and other mysteries revealed. An excellent account from an insider. ...

    The first half of the book sets up how James Clapper started his life long career in intelligence. The second half kept me awake thinking about what I just read. Be warned that once you start reading, you can?t unknow the things in these pages. Reguardless of your political views, th...

    James Clapper is a lifelong public servant who has sacrificed his life for the safety and security of America. He is a lifelong public servant that has always been non-political and first was enticed with the intelligence business following his father who was an intelligence analyst fo...

  • 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Heather Klein
    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    The truth about Bengazi and other mysteries revealed. An excellent account from an insider. ...

    The first half of the book sets up how James Clapper started his life long career in intelligence. The second half kept me awake thinking about what I just read. Be warned that once you start reading, you can?t unknow the things in these pages. Reguardless of your political views, th...

    James Clapper is a lifelong public servant who has sacrificed his life for the safety and security of America. He is a lifelong public servant that has always been non-political and first was enticed with the intelligence business following his father who was an intelligence analyst fo...

    It has been 1939 days since James Clapper lied to Congress and the American people. What a piece of propaganda, this time from "democrat's" side: "Russia is existential threat". Oh my Caesar, what a game in this circus trying to get attention. What really matters: 1) No one g...

    This book is quite simply the best memoir I have read in at least a decade. Jim Clapper collaborated with Trey Brown to put the book together. The book covers Clapper?s military service from his commissioning in 1963 to his retirement in 1995. It picks up again when Clapper returns t...

    This is an excellent book and a fun and fast read at least for me it was fun. I?m often a fan of history and not usually as appreciative of contemporary history readings. Nevertheless, in this case I enjoyed Jim Clappers memorable memoir in which he takes the reader through his 55 ye...

    I generally enjoyed it. Clapper comes as across as very circumspect, very professional, someone who is not used to seeking the spotlight, but who feels like he has to speak out. We get some idea of his 55 year career in intelligence, and the wide variety of issues he dealt with. ...

    Clapper has lived a very interesting life, most of it serving our country in the field of intelligence. I learned a lot about the intelligence services which is way more than the CIA, NSA, and FBI; and I enjoyed his perspective. The book is not about the Trump administration until the ...

    Very interesting account of a national leader in the intelligence community. He ended his career as the Director of National Intelligence for President Obama. He also served under President Busch. He meet with Trump in the Trump Tower before the inauguration regarding the Russian inter...

    It was an easy read that gave some front line insight into the history of intelligence in some of the major points in history. The book is written in a forced objective manner that you can expect from someone with the background of Director Clapper, but you can read a little bit that t...

  • Bill Curtin
    Jun 13, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    The truth about Bengazi and other mysteries revealed. An excellent account from an insider. ...

    The first half of the book sets up how James Clapper started his life long career in intelligence. The second half kept me awake thinking about what I just read. Be warned that once you start reading, you can?t unknow the things in these pages. Reguardless of your political views, th...

    James Clapper is a lifelong public servant who has sacrificed his life for the safety and security of America. He is a lifelong public servant that has always been non-political and first was enticed with the intelligence business following his father who was an intelligence analyst fo...

    It has been 1939 days since James Clapper lied to Congress and the American people. What a piece of propaganda, this time from "democrat's" side: "Russia is existential threat". Oh my Caesar, what a game in this circus trying to get attention. What really matters: 1) No one g...

    This book is quite simply the best memoir I have read in at least a decade. Jim Clapper collaborated with Trey Brown to put the book together. The book covers Clapper?s military service from his commissioning in 1963 to his retirement in 1995. It picks up again when Clapper returns t...

    This is an excellent book and a fun and fast read at least for me it was fun. I?m often a fan of history and not usually as appreciative of contemporary history readings. Nevertheless, in this case I enjoyed Jim Clappers memorable memoir in which he takes the reader through his 55 ye...

    I generally enjoyed it. Clapper comes as across as very circumspect, very professional, someone who is not used to seeking the spotlight, but who feels like he has to speak out. We get some idea of his 55 year career in intelligence, and the wide variety of issues he dealt with. ...

    Clapper has lived a very interesting life, most of it serving our country in the field of intelligence. I learned a lot about the intelligence services which is way more than the CIA, NSA, and FBI; and I enjoyed his perspective. The book is not about the Trump administration until the ...

    Very interesting account of a national leader in the intelligence community. He ended his career as the Director of National Intelligence for President Obama. He also served under President Busch. He meet with Trump in the Trump Tower before the inauguration regarding the Russian inter...

  • 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Kate T
    Jun 13, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    The truth about Bengazi and other mysteries revealed. An excellent account from an insider. ...

    The first half of the book sets up how James Clapper started his life long career in intelligence. The second half kept me awake thinking about what I just read. Be warned that once you start reading, you can?t unknow the things in these pages. Reguardless of your political views, th...

  • 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...