Advise and Consent

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Advise and Consent
Allen Drury

Advise and Consent is a 1959 novel by Allen Drury that explores the confirmation of controversial Secretary of State nominee. The novel spent 102 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller list and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960. It was adapted into a successful film directed by Otto Preminger starring Henry Fonda.

The novel's title comes from Article II of the U.S. Constitution which provides that the President of the United States "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States . . . ."

David Isaacson