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A SENATE JOURNAL, 1943-1945 by Allen Drury. 503 pages. McGraw-Hill. $7.95.

Among his fellow Senate correspondents, the United Press's Allen Drury was not considered much shakes. He had a preoccupied air about him, spent much of his time in the periodicals lounge just off the Senate gallery, always seemed anxious to get away as early as possible in the afternoons.

What he did then, no one knew. But now they do: Drury went back to his bachelor apartment and typed out the voluminous entries for A Senate Jour nal, 1943-1945. Published as his third...

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