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Advise and Consent: A Novel of Washington Politics
Advise and Consent A Novel of Washington Politics Author:Allen Drury Allen Drury has penetrated the world's stormiest political battleground - the smoke-filled committee rooms of the United States Senate - to reveal the bitter conflicts set in motion when the President called upon the Senate to confirm his controversial choice for Secretary of State. Here he has probed in fascinating detail, the minds and motive... more »s of the statesmen, the opportunists, the old-fashioned idealists of present-day Washington - their public and private "faces," their driving ambitions, their vanities, their hopes, their fears, set against the ominous background of steadily mounting crisis with Russia.
A Senate old-timer's wily maneuvers, a vicious demagogue's blistering smear campaign, the ugly personal jealousies which turned a highly qualified candidate into a public spectacle, the tragic martyrdom of a presidential aspirant who refused to sacrifice his principles for his career - never has there been a more revealing picture of Washington's intricate political, diplomatic, and social worlds.« less