Advise and Consent by Allen Drury

By Allen Drury

the number 1 ny instances bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner

Allen Drury’s recommend and Consent is without doubt one of the excessive issues of twentieth Century literature, a seminal paintings of political fiction—as proper this present day as whilst it was once first released. A sweeping story of corruption and ambition cuts around the panorama of Washington, DC, with the breadth and realism that merely an astute observer and insider can convey.

Allen Drury has penetrated the world’s stormiest political battleground—the smoke-filled committee rooms of the U.S. Senate—to show the sour conflicts set in movement whilst the President calls upon the Senate to verify his debatable selection for Secretary of kingdom. This novel is a real epic exhibiting in attention-grabbing element the minds and causes of the statesmen, the opportunists, the idealists.

From a Senate old-timer’s wily maneuvers, a vicious demagogue’s blistering smear crusade, the grotesque own jealousies that flip a hugely certified candidate right into a public spectacle, to the tragic martyrdom of a presidential aspirant who refuses to sacrifice his ideas for his career—never has there been a extra revealing photograph of Washington’s problematic political, diplomatic, and social worlds. recommend and Consent is a undying tale with transparent echoes of today’s headlines.

Includes Allen Drury’s never-before-published unique preface to suggest and Consent, his essay for the Hoover establishment at the writing of the e-book, in addition to poignant own memoirs from Drury’s heirs.

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