Advise and consent

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Doubleday, 1959 - Fiction - 760 pages
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Robert Leffingwell is the president's candidate for Secretary of State. Prior to his approval, he must first go through a Senate investigation to determine if he's qualified. Leading the Senate committee is idealistic Senator Brig Anderson, who soon finds himself unprepared for the political dirt that's revealed, including Leffingwell's past affiliations with a Communist organization. When Leffingwell testifies about his political leanings, he proves his innocence. Later, however, Anderson learns that he lied under oath and even asks the president to withdraw Leffingwell for consideration, especially after the young senator begins receiving blackmail threats about an affair he had with another man when he was in the army. In a challenge to censorial taboos Preminger emphasised the homosexual angle of the story, even including a scene in a gay bar that doesn't occur in the novel.

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Allen Drury was, for some years, the US Senate correspondent for United Press International. This gave him a deep background of inside knowledge about the Senate, the Washington press corps, and the ... Read full review

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One of the best books I've read, period, and the political maneuvering, insight and deceit is still just as relevant and active today as it was 55 years ago. A must ready for anyone with even a slight interest in how Congress works behind the scenes. Read full review

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