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Allen Drury


(Allen Stuart Drury)
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Allen Drury was a 25-year old army veteran looking for work. A position as the United States Senate correspondent for United Press International provided Drury not only with employment, but with an insider's knowledge of the United States Senate. 

Drury lived in Tiburon, California from 1964 until his 1998 death of cardiac arrest. Drury had completed his 20th novel, ''Public Men'' set at Stanford, just two weeks before his death. He died on 2 September 1998 at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco, California, on his eightieth birthday. Drury was never married.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Non fiction
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Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1960) : Advise and Consent