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1 Drury, Allen "A Very Strange Society" - A Journey to the Heart of South Africa
New York Trident Press 1967 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Brooks, Walter (cover)

Green boards with gold lettering, 465 pp. Corners slightly bumped, a little scuffing. Jacket shows slight edge wear with a small tear at base of spine. An attractive copy.

"For two months, after a year of research and study, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Allen Drury traveled through the Republic of South Africa - without preconceptions, without pre-packaged solutions, with neither automatic condemnation nor automatic approval of what he saw. Here you will find neither the pat slogans and easy clichés of the Republic's enemies nor the defensive self-serving arguments of her friends. Here you will find South Africa as South Africa is, speaking directly to you in the words of all her peoples, White, Black, Indian and Coloured. You will find a prosperous, surging, vigorously booming nation filled with well-meaning, desperately worried citizens of all races who hope against hope that time and mutual effort will permit them to achieve a peaceable, truly constructive answer for one of the toughest problems history ever handed any country."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
Price: 7.75 USD

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2 Drury, Allen Capable of Honor
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company 1966 First Edition Cloth Very Good- in Fair dust jacket 
Illustrated by Huebner, Richard [cover]

Black cloth boards with rubbed gold lettering. Spine slanted, corners slightly bumped, PO name inside. DJ price-clipped, shallow chips at spine and flap ends, edgewear, scuff mark on back. Text is clean and unmarked.

"Mr. Drury carries forward the characters of his Pulitzer-Prize winning Advise and Consent, and its sequel, A Shade of Difference. He adds to his fascinating gallery a major portrait of Walter Dobius, a famous Washington columnist whose views and prejudices have great influence on his colleagues of the communications media, [describing] the way that men like Walter Dobius gain international fame and use it in attempts to sway both the domestic and foreign policies of the United States. In Capable of Honor, two simultaneous international crises, one involving the African nation of Gorotoland, the other Panama, come together in a powerful drama of foreign struggles and domestic intrigues, combining to affect national political conventions and candidates." Other characters include President Harley M. Hudson, Orrin Know, Lafe Smith, Cullee Hamilton, Senate Majority Leader Robert D. Munson, Robert A. Leffingwell, and California Governor Edward Jason.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Price: 9.75 USD

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3 Drury, Allen The Promise of Joy
New York Avon 1976 Mass Market Paperback Very Good+ 

Front cover creased at hinge, corners bumped.

Drury wrote two novels ending his Advise and Consent series. The first, 'Come Ninevah, Come Tyre' showed one future vision of America. 'The Promise of Joy' shows another, more hopeful vision.
While the situations are ever-changing, Drury explores choices and attitudes that are always relevent.
"As the forces of anarchy rage at home and the Russians and Chinese clash overseas, President-elect Orrin Knox faces the most awesome challenge of any President in history: to overcome his enemies at home, and to reverse the tide of destruction sweeping Asia -- before atomic war engulfs the entire planet! Can Orrin Knox act in time? Or is 'the promise of joy' -- worldwide peace -- an unreachable goal?"; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Price: 2.95 USD

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4 Drury, Allen Toward What Bright Glory? (a University Series novel)
New York William Morrow & Company 1990 0688077137 / 9780688077136 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kosarin, Linda & Bacon, Paul [cover]

Spine slightly slanted. A bright, tight attractive copy.

"Beginning in a fraternity house on the eve of Munich in September 1938, and ending with the start of World War II in September 1939, this is the first of a series that will bring that generation up to the present turbulent day. In it you will meet 'Willie' Wilson, student body president, his friends, their girls, their teachers. On the broad canvas of a generation moving inexorably toward world-consuming war, they mature and move toward their destinies, confronting along the way racism, heroism, ideology, ambition, their own sexuality - and the infinite, agonizing choices of just growing up."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Price: 7.50 USD

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