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 Sec. of State, and as that startling news reverbrates throughout Washington a powerful politician commits suicide, a Cong. 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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User Review  - Sean O'Hara - Goodreads

Before The West Wing and House of Cards there was Advise and Consent. Written by a senior Capitol Hill correspondent, the book was the bestselling novel of 1960, won a Pulitzer prize, and got turned ... 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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