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Advise and Consent
     

Advise and Consent

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by Allen Drury
 

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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

Overview

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:
9780380010073
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/1977

Meet the Author

Allen Drury is a master of political fiction, #1 New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner, best known for the landmark novel ADVISE AND CONSENT. A 1939 graduate of Stanford University, Allen Drury wrote for and became editor of two local California newspapers. While visiting Washington, DC, in 1943 he was hired by the United Press (UPI) and covered the Senate during the latter half of World War II. After the war he wrote for other prominent publications before joining the New York Times' Washington Bureau, where he worked through most of the 1950s. After the success of ADVISE AND CONSENT, he left journalism to write full time. He published twenty novels and five works of non-fiction, many of them best sellers. WordFire Press will be reissuing the majority of his works.

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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