|类型/形式：||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
Political fiction, the spirit of the age, and Allen Drury.
Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1987
|提及的人：||Allen Drury; Allen Drury; Allen Drury|
|材料类型：||政府刊物, 州政府或者省政府刊物, 互联网资源|
|ISBN:||0879723734 9780879723736 0879723742 9780879723743|
|描述：||250 pages ; 24 cm|
The President of the United States, says the Constitution, cannot act in many specified instances without the "advice and consent" of Congress. But "advice" is not a strong word. And taking or not taking advice is a fairly nebulous situation ... creating an instability, a fundamental ambiguity, at the very heart of power, between the Congress and the President. It is this instability, and this wide-openness, that allows the free play of the more intangible types of power that begin where the constitution breaks off: sex, personality, and character. Things which are left out of civics textbooks are what Allen Drury took as his subject in such novels as Advise and Consent, A Shade of Difference, and Capable of Honor.