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Interesting concept: Drury has two endings--each a full-length novel--conclusion to his Advise and Consent series. The other, Come Nineveh, Come Tyre: The Presidency of Edward M. Jason, takes exactly the same set up, at the end of Preserve And Protect; A Novel--a bomb explosion at the rally for a unity presidential ticket--and runs out the possibility that the hard, conservative candidate survives. Judging by the title and the tone of Drury's writing, you don't have to read the book to know how ...more
After some of his more energetic and engaging works (Advice and Consent), this one fails. It's stuffed with what seems like every left-over factoid he recalls from his professional life. Good editing might actually have pulled several gripping boooks out of this bulk.
In late '43, Allen Drury was a 25-year old army veteran looking for work. A position as the US Senate correspondent for United Press International provided him not only with employment, but with insider knowledge of the Senate. In addition to fulfilling his duties as a reporter, he kept a journal of his views of the Senate & individual senators. In addition to the Senate personalities, his jou ...moreMore about Allen Drury...
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