Advise and Consent

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Doubleday, 1959 - Fiction - 616 pages
72 Reviews
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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Review: Advise and Consent (Advise and Consent #1)

User Review  - Nancy Burns - Goodreads

Fat novel about a fight in the US Senate about the confirmation of the President's nominee for Sec. of State. It sounds boring...but was on the NYT bestseller list for 102 weeks! Pulitzer Prize winner ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jim Puskas - Goodreads

To fairly evaluate this book, one must bear in mind that it was written in 1959. Although that was hardly a time of naiive idealism, being the middle of the Cold War, our North American view of the ... 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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