Advise and Consent

Advise and Consent

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by Allen Drury, Dan Lazar
     
 

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ADVISE AND CONSENT is a study of political animals in their natural habitat and is universally recognized as THE Washington novel. It begins with Senate confirmation hearings for a liberal Secretary of State and concludes two weeks later, after debate and controversy have exploded this issue into a major crisis.

"I can recall no other novel

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Part Two Of Two Parts

ADVISE AND CONSENT is a study of political animals in their natural habitat and is universally recognized as THE Washington novel. It begins with Senate confirmation hearings for a liberal Secretary of State and concludes two weeks later, after debate and controversy have exploded this issue into a major crisis.

"I can recall no other novel in which there is so well presented a president's dilemma when his awful responsibility for the nation's interest conflicts with a personal code of good morals." (The New York Times)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736601399
Publisher:
Books on Tape, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1978
Edition description:
Unabridged, 11 Cassettes

Meet the Author

Allen Drury (1918–1998) was an American novelist and journalist. He was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in California where he received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1939. Drury wrote the bestselling Advise and Consent, a political novel that won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Allan Robertsonis an audiobook narrator whose readings include Teslaby W. Bernard Carlson, The Aftershock Investorby David Wiedemer, and The End of the Story by Clark Ashton Smith.

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Advise and Consent 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have returned to this book many times over the years and it is still one of the finest political novels ever written. Granted, the subject matter may be a little dated now. The current scandals are so much nastier and intimate that the troubled Senator in this book may seem more foolish than tormented but that is NOW. In the time this book was written, I expect his dark secret would have been every bit as dangerous as he thought and he is forced to deal with blackmail and the confirmation of a candidate. But this is just a first step on a wonderful journey. In this book we learn the characters in the Senate and come to love or hate their honor or lack thereof. This series continues with these same characters but focusing (in turn) on the United Nations, a political convention, an assassination and an election. The series ends in a truly unique way - with two books and two possible endings. I've read a million books in my lifetime, this series is the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago