No doubt 2018 will be a big year for books written by former Obama administration folks. First up is former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr.’s memoir-slash-political manifesto, “Pursuing Justice.”
According to a recent news release, Holder’s book will tell “the intertwined stories of a man and a nation grappling with the idea and application of justice during a dramatic moment in our history.” Published by Random House and co-written with Pulitzer Prize-winner Douglas Blackmon, “Pursuing Justice” will also track Holder’s “classic narrative of a great American life – the tale of an immigrant’s son who took a central role in a historic presidential administration.” Holder’s father, Eric Holder Sr., was born in Barbados.
Holder, who left his post as the nation’s 82nd U.S. attorney general in 2015, recently made headlines when he publicly criticized FBI Director James B. Comey, who sent a letter to Congress on Friday about revisiting an inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails.
“I served with Jim Comey and I know him well. This is a very difficult piece for me to write. He is a man of integrity and honor. I respect him. But good men make mistakes,” Holder wrote in The Washington Post. “In this instance, he has committed a serious error with potentially severe implications.”
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