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  Hoover Institution - Policy Review - Allen Drury and the Washington Novel
For three or four years, Drury was the necessary reference to anyone needing a picture of what mattered in American politics, and for at least a generation beyond that, Advise and Consent remained the only novel that easily came to mind when one needed a fictional authority to describe what Washington was.
Drury understood that good, or better, men are formed on the anvil of moral ambiguity — rather than in the certitudes (selfish or ideological) of demagogy.
Drury’s treatment of the racial issue had nothing of the depth of Faulkner or Ellison, that is true; but he understood the issue, in political terms, in policy terms, and even — though he did not have the art to render it as they did — in psychological terms.
www.hoover.org /publications/policyreview/3495021.html   (3134 words)

  Allen Stuart Drury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Allen Stuart Drury (September 2, 1918 - September 2, 1998) was a U.S. novelist.
Given the period it covered, it is natural that Drury’s diary devoted considerable attention to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his contentious relations with the Senate.
With the subsequent publication of Drury’s diary, readers could look for clues about the identity of the fictional Senators Drury depicted in his novel (which was made as a film in 1962).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Allen_Drury   (428 words)

 Family of Robert Allen, Jr
Robert Allen from Drury Allen deed for 250 acres, part of a land grant to Drury Allen dated Williamsburg, 5 June 1747, on Cowthers Creek and Gushing Creek, being the easternmost part of the patent aforesaid and includes the plantation where the said Robert Allen now dwells.
Robert Allen of Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, VA, to Lyddall Bacon of Lunenburg County, VA, 200 acres adjoining Peter Fontaine in Lunenburg County, being part of a grant to Robert Allen on December 10, 1755.
Said Drury Allen is to run no rest of the boy's life nor the sons of the boy any way.
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 Pulitzer Prize author Allen Drury dies at 80
Allen Drury, the news correspondent who turned his insider knowledge of the nation's capital into the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Advise and Consent, died Wednesday, on his 80th birthday.
Drury, who went on to write 17 other novels and five nonfiction books, died of heart failure in a hospital near his home in Tiburon, Calif., his publisher Scribner announced.
Although critics and politicians universally praised Drury's encyclopedic knowledge and ability to explain Washington politics and maneuvering, liberals sometimes flailed him for belaboring his own conservative views of the Cold War and communist threats.
www.chron.com /cgi-bin/auth/story.mpl/content/chronicle/nation/98/09/03/drury.2-0.html   (539 words)

 The Fictional Senate of Allen Drury's Advise and Consent
Drury had been a political reporter before turning to fiction, and many of the events and characters in the book were drawn from real-life originals, but it is not a roman a clef with one-to-one references to be decoded.
Drury gives no roster for his fictional Senate, but in the course of the book's text, 90 of the 100 senators are named, and a roster may be compiled from that, which follows with each name given in the fullest available form.
Many of the book's incidents are drawn directly from life, but Drury was careful to make his characters composites, drawn from more than one source or in significant ways differing from their sources, and the contexts of events are usually very different.
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 Allen Drury - Wikipedia
Allen Stuart Drury (2 Septemba, 1918 – 2 Septemba, 1998) alikuwa mwandishi wa habari kutoka nchi ya Marekani.
Mwaka wa 1959 alikuwa mshindi wa Tuzo ya Pulitzer kwa ajili ya riwaya yake ya kwanza “Shauri ukakubali” (kwa Kiingereza: Advise and Consent).
Makala hiyo kuhusu "Allen Drury" bado ni mbegu.
sw.wikipedia.org /wiki/Allen_Drury   (80 words)

 Policy Review, December 1999 & January 2000-- Allen Drury and the Washington Novel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Drury understood perhaps as well as anyone in his time that executive power was corrupting, in the manner Lord Acton said it was.
Drury understood that good, or better, men are formed on the anvil of moral ambiguity — rather than in the certitudes (selfish or ideological) of demagogy.
Drury’s treatment of the racial issue had nothing of the depth of Faulkner or Ellison, that is true; but he understood the issue, in political terms, in policy terms, and even — though he did not have the art to render it as they did — in psychological terms.
www.policyreview.org /oct99/kaplan.html   (3145 words)

 Drury University - Back to School
These students were summoned to prepare, both mentally and paperworkally, for that fateful first day when they find their books aren’t handed out, they have to share a shower with six (sometimes more if you’re a guy) people and the names of classes include both letters and numbers.
Allen feels the incoming freshmen class is unique in many ways from previous first-timers, something she isn’t always inclined to say.
At summer registration, Allen and her Alpha and Orientation Leaders a experienced few of those bumps, as expected, and overall felt satisfied about the day.
www.drury.edu /multinl/story.cfm?ID=10861&NLID=243   (605 words)

 U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Advise and Consent
A stunning string of events leads to the conclusion of the book, leaving the country with a new president and a new secretary of state on the eve of an important meeting with the Soviets.
Drury considered his fictional senators and others as composites, and wove them through successive books.
Drury, consult the Capitol Hill in Fiction bibliography.
www.senate.gov /reference/reference_item/advise_and_consent.htm   (798 words)

 Amazon.ca: Come Nineveh, Come Tyre: the Presidency of Edward M. Jason: Books: Allen Drury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But Drury's fable just didn't do it for me. His perspective on both the Soviets and their willing accomplices (the media and ambitious, amoral politicians) alternates between arch sarcasm and overt antipathy, without the slightest nuance.
Drury takes as a given that leftists will uniquely rely on repressive measures to ensure that their agenda stays on top, while conservatives will always have a sincere grassroots to uphold their principles.
Drury, after all those dialog packed pages, doesn't realize that for all his hyperbole, his plot, charachters, dialog and especially his politics are more interchangeable than he is.
www.amazon.ca /Come-Nineveh-Tyre-Presidency-Edward/dp/0385043929   (1551 words)

 Stanford Magazine: January/February 1999: The Insider
Allen Drury exposed the folkways of Cold War Washington in Advise and Consent.
Drury took readers on an extraordinary tour of the capital's hitherto-unexplored folkways: there were duplicitous senators, fey ambassadors, wily hostesses and, at the center of the drama, a dovish nominee for secretary of state with an alleged history of Communist associations.
Drury's take on the city's social currents is salty -- and on the mark: "Of course, that was the thing about Washington, really; you didn't have to be born to anything, you could just buy your way in.
www.stanfordalumni.org /news/magazine/1999/janfeb/articles/insider.html   (1583 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: Politics
In an era awash with political thrillers and White House conspiracy films, it is difficult to convey the impact on the nation 39 years ago of a 616-page novel built around a Senate confirmation battle over a nominee for secretary of state.
But "Advise and Consent," whose author, Allen Drury, died Wednesday on his 80th birthday, marked a cultural watershed in Americans' perception of their government and the political process that propels it.
Drury's was only the third major work of fiction in the nation's history to be set in Washington; the previous two -- Mark Twain's "The Gilded Age" and Henry Adams's "Democracy" -- had been written 80 years before, in the previous century.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/politics/campaigns/junkie/links/drury2.htm   (789 words)

 Allen Drury to discuss his fiction on Nov. 30   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
STANFORD -- Pulitzer Prize-winning author Allen Drury, a 1939 graduate of Stanford, will discuss his career and his use of Stanford as a backdrop in some of his fiction at 4 p.m.
Drury worked in journalism for 20 years, including stints at the New York Times and United Press International after earning his journalism degree at Stanford.
Drury's talk, which is free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the Stanford Historical Society and the Associates of the Stanford University Libraries.
www.stanford.edu /dept/news/pr/93/931115Arc3055.html   (197 words)

 NewStandard: 9/4/98
TIBURON, Calif. -- Allen Drury, a longtime Washington correspondent who drew on his own knowledge to weave tales of political intrigue including the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Advise and Consent," died of heart failure on his 80th birthday.
Drury was covering the U.S. Senate for The New York Times when the novel he had been working on for seven years was published in 1959.
Born in Houston, Drury was raised in Porterville and attended Stanford University.
www.s-t.com /daily/09-98/09-04-98/b03wn058.htm   (387 words)

 Blogcritics.org: Drury: Decision—Supreme Court Activism and the Power of Life and Death
Drury wrote of a Supreme Court under fire from both sides of the American political spectrum; a court which, although divided inside by the passions and beliefs of its associate justices, must present a united front to reach a decision.
Drury wrote from a conservative stance, and at the time he wrote this novel, was still willing to embody reasonable people in his more-liberal characters.
Allen Drury is weirdly compelling reading these days, and of his novels, perhaps only his Pulitzer-winning Advise and Consent is more meaningful to modern thought than Decision.
www.blogcritics.org /archives/2005/03/22/141418.php   (1442 words)

 BrothersJudd.com - Review of Allen Drury's Advise and Consent
But Drury, who covered the Senate for papers like The New York Times, clearly loved the whole Washington scene and his fascination with and affection for institutions, politicians and politics itself are apparent on every page.
Drury was a conservative himself and the book was apparently intended to both warn against a too lenient foreign policy approach to Communism and to demonstrate that Liberals were just as likely as anti-Communists to practice McCarthyism.
I agree with your judgement of Drury's even handedness in Advise & Consent, but in subsequent titles this goes out the window as he pillories (& lampoons) media commentators for their insistence on knowing what is best for everyone.
www.brothersjudd.com /index.cfm/fuseaction/reviews.detail/book_id/1067   (1258 words)

 Allen Drury books on Honededgebooks.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The story is set at Stanford University during the 1938-1939 academic year, and there are a plethora of formulaic characters and situations that portend all the issues of the latter two-thirds of the 20th century.
When introducing each new character, Drury "quotes" from the notes of the fraternity's budding novelist, notes that conveniently sum up the newcomer's nature, background and place in the grand scheme of things.
There are some saving graces--the protagonist is not quite perfect, with a nice touch of arrogance that slightly humanizes him; and many readers will be surprised by which of the two women in his life finally gets the ring--but, overall, the book is a dreary bore.
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 TomFolio.com: by Allen Drury
Drury, Allen Anna Hastings: Story of a Washington Newspaperwoman(person) Publisher: New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1977..
Drury's first book, an early famous "insider" political novel of the beltway which was a sensation in America, later made into a movie starring Charles Laughton (looking much as Tip O'Neill did in his later years).
Drury, Allen, Illustrated by: Frontis Photo, End Maps A Very Strange Society: A Journey to the Heart of South Africa Publisher: Trident Press New York 1967.
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 Amazon.com: Capable of Honor: Books: Allen Drury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Drury's blatant political conservatism has often caused his works to be sadly overlooked for their prescience and insights into American society given the prevailing bias of critics, but "Capable Of Honor", like the rest of the "Advise And Consent" is a masterpiece of political novels.
As the years passed, Drury evidently became more and more obsessively anti-Communist (nothing wrong there, I was then and am now anti-Communist also), to the point where anyone short of being a 1964 Barry Goldwater Bomb-'em-back-to-the-Stone-Ages type was pretty close to being a traitor to his country.
Drury doesn't tell us whether the rebels actually seize the Canal or not, but he tells us that American troops are killed and that our planes are shot down.
www.amazon.com /Capable-Honor-Allen-Drury/dp/1568491506   (1805 words)

 Amazon.com: Advise and Consent: Books: Allen Drury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Allen Drury, a former AP reporter wrote this novel in 1959 and it instantly became a bestseller and deserving winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Sadly, Allen Drury's stature as an author has always been downplayed by critics because alone among authors, he was a political conservative who often used his novels to make devastating indictments of the liberal news media and liberal politicians.
Allen Drury, the reporter/writer, reminds me of Mendelssohn who wrote his "Midsummer Nights Dream" before age 20 and never surpassed its perfection the rest of his life...
www.amazon.com /Advise-Consent-Allen-Drury/dp/1568490607   (1456 words)

 Between the Covers Rare Books | Item | Advise and Consent - DRURY, Allen
Very slight offsetting to the endpapers from the jacket flaps, two tiny spots on the foredge, else fine in a very near fine dustwrapper with several tiny tears, mostly on the rear panel.
A very nice copy of Drury's first novel, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and perhaps the quintessential 20th-Century political novel.
Basis for the 1962 Otto Preminger film with a great cast that included Franchot Tone, Lew Ayres, Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon, Charles Laughton, Peter Lawford, Gene Tierney, and Burgess Meredith.
www.betweenthecovers.com /btc/item/78700   (239 words)

Her people and her thesis come vividly alive: a warning to the West that only the deliberately obtuse and close-minded will be able to dismiss lightly.' - Allen Drury.
ALLEN DRURY (1918-1998), a veteran journalist who covered the U.S. Senate for "The New York Times", published 18 novels, including Advise and Consent, which won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and Decision (1983), a novel set in the Supreme Court, and five nonfiction books.
Drury wrote this endorsement while the novel was still in its manuscript stage.
www.galleryofhistory.com /archive/5_2005/authors/264469-ALLEN-DRURY.htm   (468 words)

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Allen inherited the land in 1793 and sold part of it in 1796.
Allen Wade and Polly Boxley were married by the Reverend Reuben Pickett in Halifax County on 13 March 1784 (1794?) against a bond dated 11 March, with William Boxley as surety.
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 Used Book Central Search / title: advise and consent
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 Allen Stuart Drury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 The DVD Journal | Reviews: Advise and Consent
These pleasures are mostly external to the primary goal of the film, which is to adapt Allen Drury's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1959 novel to the screen in as realistic a manner as possible.
Drury was a reporter-turned-pop novelist, and his perch as local observer gave his book the authenticity of a roman à clef.
Meanwhile, Preminger resembled numerous directors from the 1940s, such as George Stevens and William Wyler, who had made their name in small comedies or genre films, but in the 1950s transitioned to epic dramas usually adapted from bestsellers or earlier hit films.
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 Anna Hastings by Allen Drury
Included with this very special edition is an 8-page booklet entitled Notes from the Editors, which includes biographical data; comments by Drury's contemporaries, reviewers, and various luminaries; as well as a portrait of Drury by Allan Mardon.
Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his first novel, Advise and Consent (1959), and recipient of numerous other awards and accolades, veteran journalist and news correspondent, Allen Stuart Drury (1918-1998), is best known for his encyclopedic knowledge of and ability to explain Washington politics and maneuverings.
Born in Houston, Texas, Drury grew up in Porterville, California, and earned a degree in journalism from Stanford University.
www.whitebuckpublishing.com /treasure/hastings.htm   (350 words)

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