Advise and Consent

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Doubleday, 1959 - Fiction - 616 pages
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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's public servants are revealed.

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Drury puts together an interesting universe based on his experiences as a Senate reporter. Even people casually familiar with the politics of the era will recognize some of the inspirations: Roosevelt ... Read full review

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The politics are often tedious, and the final 100 pages are hampered by melodrama, but the whole bloated novel is redeemed by the riveting Brigham Anderson section, which punched me in the gut as hard as just about anything ever has. 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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