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Advise and consent

Allen Drury

Advise and consent

by Allen Drury

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Published by Pocket Books in New York, N. Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Allen Drury ; drawings by Arthur Shilstone
The Physical Object
Pagination760 p. ;
Number of Pages760
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14816518M

The great game of politics is played in Allen Drury's "Advise and Consent" for, the ultimate stakes of life and death. This is the best novel about Washington I have ever read. It is set in the future. But every page crackles or murmurs with over-tones and undertones of events in our own time. At the Advise and Consent: A Novel of Washington PoliticsAuthor: Allen Drury. The President of the United States nominates the controversial Robert A. Leffingwell to be Secretary of State, and as that startling news reverberates throughout Washington a powerful politician commits suicide, a Congressional Committee comes up with a surprise witness, there is a vote of censure by the Senate, and the cynicism and selfishness and altruism and loyalty and ambitions of America 3/5(8).

  One of the best descriptions of Washington, D.C., and its permanent political class comes in the second chapter of Advise and Consent, the novel by Allen Drury: “It is a city of temporaries, a city of just-arriveds and only-visitings, built on the shifting sands of politics, filled with people passing may stay fifty years, they may love, marry, settle down, build homes.   Advise and Consent is a timeless story with clear echoes of today’s headlines. Includes Allen Drury’s never-before-published original preface to Advise and Consent, his essay for the Hoover Insitution on the writing of the book, as well as poignant personal memoirs from Drury’s heirs.

Advise and Consent Ethical dilemmas in clinical investigation. Posted SHARE. TWEET. EMAIL. MORE. founded in , was the model for Sinclair Lewis' book "Arrowsmith.". Advise and Consent is a timeless story with clear echoes of today's headlines. Includes Allen Drury's never-before-published original preface to Advise and Consent, his essay for the Hoover Institution on the writing of the book, as well as poignant personal memoirs from Drury's heirs.


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Advise & Consent is the political novel and was the political novel of the year in winning a Pulitzer Price for is author Allen Drury. A confession: I read this book when I was 12 or 13 years old and, interesting enough, remembered enough Cited by: Book Circle Reads 25 Rating: 4* of five The Publisher Says: 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/5. The newsmen in “Advise and Consent” are already a disproportionately fatuous, left-leaning and scornful lot.

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/5(10). Advise and Consent is one of my favorite novels for two reasons. First, it offers the best fictional "inside Washington" account, probably ever. Secondly, each character is defined expertly and painstakingly; you will rarely find better characterization in a novel then in Advise and by: “Advise and Consent” is a political drama novel by Allen Drury.

It was first published in It recounts the confirmation process surrounding the President’s controversial nomination to Secretary of State, Robert A. Leffingwell. Senator Bob Munson, Majority Leader, unexpectedly learns of.

Advise & Consent is the political novel and was the political novel of the year in winning a Pulitzer Price for is author Allen Drury. A confession: I read this book when I was 12 or 13 years old and, interesting enough, remembered enough of it that the characters and situations remained in s: Advise and Consent was written in and won the Pulitzer in Thus is the setting for a congressional Advise and Consent of the President’s nominee for Secretary of State.

The first half of the book is primarily setup. Advise and Consent (Advise and Consent, #1), A Shade of Difference, Capable of Honor, Preserve & Protect, Come Nineveh, Come Tyre: The Presidency of Edw.

A book that will enthrall, fascinate, repel, puzzle and intrigue its readers. And many will read it that are ordinarily profoundly bored with its subject- what goes on behind the scenes in our nation's capital.

Informed it certainly is. One feels that its author has been in on all the conferences, the deals, the private and public conferences, the cocktail parties, the state functions that.

Advise and Consent is a timeless story with clear echoes of today’s headlines. Includes Allen Drury’s never-before-published original preface to Advise and Consent, his essay for the Hoover Institution on the writing of the book, as well as poignant personal memoirs from Drury’s heirs.5/5(2).

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Senate, and is considered by many as the best novel ever written about the workings of the U.S. government. I wouldn't go that far -- in many respects it's a dreadful book -- but it is highly readable, and great fun for political junkies. Advise and Consent is a timeless story with clear echoes of today?s headlines.

Includes Allen Drury?s never-before-published original preface to Advise and Consent, his essay for the Hoover Institution on the writing of the book, as well as poignant personal memoirs from Drury?s heirs."; *** Small pen on back cover; Minor shelf wear.

Advise and Consent Book Summary and Study Guide. and the Senate rebels. The issue of advise and consent comes to a head in a devastating way.

A novel that reminds one of the contemporary times we live in, where democracy has lost its meaning. Power rules the roost, not the majority's will and desires. An epic and classic tale of the. Advise and Consent Allen Drury, Doubleday pp. ISBN Summary Winner, Pulitizer Prize Advise and Consent is a study of political animals in their natural habitat and is universally recognized as THE Washington begins with Senate confirmation hearings for a liberal Secretary of State and concludes two weeks later, after debate and controversy have exploded.

Advise & Consent () Plot. Showing all 5 items Jump to: Summaries (4) Synopsis (1) Summaries. Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.

Fascinating and foreshadowing, ADVISE AND CONSENT tells the behind the scenes story of a Congressional attempt to advise and consent to the nomination by the President of a new Secretary of State. I am now reading the 2nd book in the series, A SHADE OF DIFFERENCE with plot centering around some of the same characters' involvement with the 5/5(1).

Directed by Otto Preminger. With Franchot Tone, Lew Ayres, Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon. Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well/10(K).

Advise and Consent by Allen Drury and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Book-related and General Links: OBIT: Allen Drury, Father Of the D.C. Drama (Ken Ringle, Washington Post) -OBIT: Washington correspondent dead at 80 (USA Today) -OBIT: Pulitzer Prize author Allen Drury dies at 80 'Advise and Consent' drew critical acclaim (MYRNA OLIVER, Los Angeles Times) -The Pulitzer Prize Thumbnails Project: - /5.

Allen Drury, the quintessential Washington novelist and author of ''Advise and Consent,'' died yesterday at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco. He was 80 and lived in Tiburon, Calif.The number-one New York Times best seller and Pulitzer Prize winner. Allen Drury's Advise and Consent is one of the high points of 20th century literature.

It is a seminal work of political fiction, as relevant today as when it was first published. A sweeping tale of corruption and ambition cuts across the landscape of Washington, DC, with the breadth and realism only an astute observer and.