A Thing of State: A Novel

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Scribner, 1995 - Fiction - 383 pages
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In their conduct of foreign policy, modern American presidents must never utter threats they can't - or won't - enforce, make promises they can't - or won't - keep, or renege on their commitments to their allies. This is the underlying premise of the powerful new political novel by Allen Drury. The battle for strategic advantage, for the world's headlines and broadcasts, and for domestic political advantage, as the President prepares to run for a second term, forms the basis of this informed, sophisticated, and fascinating novel of present-day politics in all its tricky variations from Washington to Greater Lolome City, with the United Nations a major stop along the way.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Drury (What Price Glory?, 1990, etc.) returns with a novel as didactic as a '60s Pravdaall about limp foreign policy and the wane of US status and influence at century's end. The kingdoms of Greater ... Read full review


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Drury was for 20 years a Washington correspondent covering principally the U.S. Senate for UPI, the Washington Star, and The New York Times.

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