Title: Anna Hastings: The Story of a Washington ...
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York
Publication Date: 1977
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed By Author
Edition: First Edition.
300 pages. A novel by the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Advise and Consent. First edition (first printing). Near fine in a dust jacket with a bit of creasing to the head and foot of spine, else near fine. Inscribed by the author: 'To Rod, With all the best -- Al Drury.' Provenance: Acquired from the estate of the singer, songwriter, and poet Rod McKuen, who sold millions of books and albums in the 1960s and 1970s. Bookseller Inventory # 129196
Synopsis: The riveting tale of one woman?s journey and her rise to power, Anna Hastings gives readers an inside glimpse into the workings of journalism in Washington. Drury takes his own experience in the field to reflect on the state of journalism in the 1970s. In contrast to his other series?, notably Advise and Consent, he humanizes the very field he often calls into question. Anna Hastings is a magnificent novel of Washington journalism, shown through the eyes of vivid, fascinating, and humanly likable characters. From Allen Drury, the master of spellbinding political fiction, author of Advise and Consent. ?Anna Hastings is both a fresh face and a fresh start in Drury fiction? ? John Barkham, The Victoria Advocate 1977
About the Author: Allen Drury is a master of political fiction, #1 New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner, best known for the landmark novel ADVISE AND CONSENT. A 1939 graduate of Stanford University, Allen Drury wrote for and became editor of two local California newspapers. While visiting Washington, DC, in 1943 he was hired by the United Press (UPI) and covered the Senate during the latter half of World War II. After the war he wrote for other prominent publications before joining the New York Times' Washington Bureau, where he worked through most of the 1950s. After the success of ADVISE AND CONSENT, he left journalism to write full time. He published twenty novels and five works of non-fiction, many of them best sellers. WordFire Press will be reissuing the majority of his works.
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