Advise and Consent

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Advise and Consent Summary

The number-one New York Times best seller and Pulitzer Prize winner

Allen Drury's Advise and Consent is one of the high points of 20th century literature. It is a seminal work of political fiction, as relevant today as when it was first published. A sweeping tale of corruption and ambition cuts across the landscape of Washington, DC, with the breadth and realism only an astute observer and insider can convey.

Allen Drury has penetrated the world's stormiest political battleground and the smoke-filled committee rooms of the United States Senate to reveal the bitter conflicts set in motion when the president calls upon the senate to confirm his controversial choice for secretary of state. This novel is a true epic, showing in fascinating detail the minds and motives of the statesmen, the opportunists, the idealists.

From a Senate old-timer's wily maneuvers, a vicious demagogue's blistering smear campaign, and the ugly personal jealousies that turn a highly qualified candidate into a public spectacle to the tragic martyrdom of a presidential aspirant who refuses to sacrifice his principles for his career, never has there been a more revealing picture of Washington's intricate political, diplomatic, and social worlds. Advise and Consent is a timeless story with clear echoes of today's headlines.

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  • Book 1

    • Advise and Consent

    • By: Allen Drury
    • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
    • Length: 33 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Allen Drury has penetrated the world's stormiest political battleground and the smoke-filled committee rooms of the United States Senate to reveal the bitter conflicts set in motion when the president calls upon the Senate to confirm his controversial choice for secretary of state. This novel is a true epic, showing in fascinating detail the minds and motives of the statesmen, the opportunists, the idealists. Advise and Consent is a timeless story with clear echoes of today's headlines.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
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    • By Amy on 18-08-17

    Regular price: £28.99

  • Book 2

    • A Shade of Difference

    • Advise and Consent, Volume 2
    • By: Allen Drury
    • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
    • Length: 35 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    International tensions rise as ambassadors and politicians scheme, using the independence of a small African nation as the focal point for hidden agendas. A cascade of events begun in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations could lead to the weakening of the United States, the loss of the Panama Canal, and a possible civil war. Allen Drury paints a vivid and laser-accurate portrait of Washington and international politics.

    Regular price: £28.99

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    • Come Nineveh, Come Tyre: The Presidency of Edward M. Jason

    • By: Allen Drury
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