Books: Helpless Giant

COME NINEVEH, COME TYRE

by ALLEN DRURY

481 pages. Doubleday. $8.95.

Long ago, in the sane dull Washington of 1958, Journalist Allen Drury wrote his first novel—the one for which he is remembered—Advise and Consent. That was a blowsy, likable, jump-all-over-you book, about a Senate battle against confirmation of a Secretary of State; about a band of stalwart lawmakers, including one Senator being blackmailed for homosexuality; about a society hostess, and so on. It made a great read. It won Drury the Pulitzer Prize, which he even perhaps deserved: he had had the energy...

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