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Advise and Consent

a 1959 novel by Allen Drury

first edition of Advise and Consent

Advise and Consent is a fictional account of the nomination of Robert Leffingwell, a prominent Liberal and former member of the Communist Party, to the position of Secretary of State during the height of the Cold War. The nomination touches off a storm of controversy and intrigue that makes up the bulk of the novel's plot.The novel spent 102 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960, and was adapted into a successful 1962 film starring Henry Fonda.

Free publicity was generated by a discussion of Allen Drury's Advise and Consent between presidential-candidates-to-be Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice-President Richard M. Nixon at a Chicago, Illinois, airport in the spring of 1960.
Kennedy and Nixon discuss Advise and Consent

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John F. Kennedy
Richard M. Nixon

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