Advise and Consent by Allen Drury audiobook

Advise and Consent: The Landmark Masterpiece of Political Fiction

By Allen Drury
Read by Allan Robertson

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Pulitzer Prize winner 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 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, 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 won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times bestseller. It is a timeless story with clear echoes of today’s headlines.

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Winner of the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A New York Times Bestseller

Pulitzer Prize winner 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 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, 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 won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times bestseller. It is a timeless story with clear echoes of today’s headlines.

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Author Bio: Allen Drury

Author Bio: Allen Drury

Allen Drury (1918–1998) was an American novelist and journalist. He was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in California where he received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1939. Drury wrote the bestselling Advise and Consent, a political novel that won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 33.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English