In his gripping memoir, former New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly opens up for the first time about his life fighting crime and the sinister plots foiled by his anti-terrorist teams after 9/11.
PRAISE FOR RAY KELLY’S MEMOIR, VIGILANCE
“As NYC’s police commissioner after 9/11, Ray Kelly was on the front lines of two of the most important issues of our time: confronting terrorism and dealing with the issues of race and policing. In this personal and thoughtful book, he weaves together his own life story with the tough decisions he had to make. It’s a critically important book for anyone who cares about the justice and security issues we face today.”
"Vigilance offers an intimate view into the life and career of one of America’s finest leaders and how he transformed the NYPD after 9/11 into the world’s most effective counter-terrorism police force, which continues to protect New York City today."
“The word 'vigilance' perfectly describes the life and career of Ray Kelly. He writes about how the NYPD reversed course on crime and terror and set the nation's largest, most vulnerable city on a safer and more prosperous path. The book comes at a time when that progress is being eroded, due more to politics than judgment. Vigilance is instructive to law enforcement everywhere, as well as for people who want to lead effective, cohesive teams to achieve better results.”
“At a time when we needed heroes as much as we ever had, Ray Kelly was a hero of his city and his country. Vigilance is his story, finally told in his own words, about everything he did as police commissioner to keep New York City safe in a dangerous world. More than that, it is the story of a great American life.”
“To this day, I call Ray Kelly ‘Colonel’ for I was a PFC in the USMC. I have never actually referred to him as ‘Commissioner.’ Ray has more than earned my deep respect for his example of leadership in one of the toughest jobs in America. This book provides us a meticulously constructed portrait of a leader and a city in the face of unprecedented challenge. It is a compelling must-read for anyone that cares about New York City and the nation. What Ray Kelly has given us with this book is a perspective of enduring value for everyone who resides in or is charged with running any large American city.”
September 10, 2015: Philadelphia, PA
Talk and Signing, Free Library of Philadelphia, 7:30 pm
September 16, 2015: New York, NY
Talk and Signing, Union Square Barnes & Noble, 7:00 pm
September 17, 2015: Staten Island, NY
Talk and Signing, Staten Island Barnes & Noble, 7:00 pm
September 24, 2015: Dallas, TX
Talk and Signing, World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, 7:00pm
September 28, 2015: Yorba Linda, CA
Talk and Signing, Nixon Presidential Library, 7:00 pm
September 30, 2015: San Francisco, CA
Talk and Signing, San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 7:00 pm
October 6, 2015: Toronto, Canada
Conversation with Bob Ramsay and Signing, Ramsay Talks, 7:30 am
October 7, 2015: New York, NY
Talk and Signing, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, time TK
October 8, 2015: New York, NY
Talk and Signing, The 92nd St Y, 8:15 pm
October 14, 2015: Chicago, IL
Speaking Engagement with CIW Tech, Chicago Ideas Week, 12:00 pm
October 16, 2015: The Villages, FL
Talk and Signing, The Villages Barnes & Noble, 7:00 pm
October 29, 2015: Cambridge, MA
Conversation with David Gergen, Harvard/Kennedy School, time TK
November 21, 2015: Miami, FL
Talk and Signing, Miami Book Fair, time TK
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