- Title: Preserve & Protect
- Author: Allen Drury
- ISBN: 9780385010306
- Page: 444
- Format: Hardcover
Drury describes the chaos that overtakes America and the world with the suspicious death of the President just after his renomination His death leaves the incumbent party without a candidate or a clear cut way of selecting one Against a backdrop of national and international chaos, Drury examines the motives and ambitions of a now famous gallery of political characters.Drury describes the chaos that overtakes America and the world with the suspicious death of the President just after his renomination His death leaves the incumbent party without a candidate or a clear cut way of selecting one Against a backdrop of national and international chaos, Drury examines the motives and ambitions of a now famous gallery of political characters As the novel moves to its dramatic climax, the question of what candidate will be nominated by what groups keeps the future of America and the world hanging in the balance.
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What informs us on the choice of book that we read? Personally, it depends with what is going on around me. For instance, my decision to read 'Preserve and Protect' was greatly influenced by Donald Trumps decision to bomb one of Syria's millitary base after a chemical attack on its own citizens. I wanted to understand the psychology of America. Of course, they justified their actions by citing some of the ingredients required before assuming a responsibility to protect. Mr. Trump belived he had [...]
Read this in high school, a time when I read everything. I began to lose interest at this point in the series mainly because I was finally developing a sense of literary discrimination. I realized that loyalty to the author of a book I'd liked (Advise and Consent) did not require me to read everything else he wrote. This was a revelation to me! The characters I had found so fascinating in the first book seemed to have degenerated into stereotypes (and some of my favorites had actually died!) and [...]
Drury continues his alternate history of late Twentieth century America begun with Advise and Consent. The book ends in something of a cheat: an explosion which threatens the husbands and wives of a "unity" Presidential ticket. Only Drury doesn't tell the ready who survives. For the answer you must read not one, but two novels Come Nineveh, Come Tyre: The Presidency of Edward M. Jason and The Promise Of Joy, which extrapolates a potential outcome from either of the men surviving plus the wive of [...]
I actually read this whole series (starts with Advise & Consent) many years ago but due to recent political events, decided to re-read part of the series. I think the subtitle of this book should be "World Peace, but at what cost?". This is basically the store of two candidates in the same party who both want to be President. One candidate has aligned himself with the forces of violence, which he thinks he can control and which he will not repudiate. This ultimately leads to a crisis which t [...]
part of Advise & Consent series
Part of the "Advise and Consent" series.
great melodrama. a real soap opera. really nailed the corrupt press we see today, thought. w o Roth the read just for the prescient view of what has come to pass.
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