By Allen Drury
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 at the present time 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 demonstrate the sour conflicts set in movement while the President calls upon the Senate to verify his arguable selection for Secretary of kingdom. This novel is a real epic displaying 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 gruesome 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 rules for his career—never has there been a extra revealing photograph of Washington’s complicated political, diplomatic, and social worlds. suggest and Consent is a undying tale with transparent echoes of today’s headlines.
Includes Allen Drury’s never-before-published unique preface to recommend 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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