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The Stevensons: A Biography of an American Family
Jean H. Baker tells the compelling story of four generations of an American family and its most celebrated member, the high-minded, eloquent, and perennial also-ran icon of liberal politics, Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (1900-1965). The Stevensons is also a book about the relationship of a family to its times: With Baker's characteristically deft blend of the public and privat ...more
Paperback, 592 pages
Published June 17th 1997 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published 1996)
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Told: the history of a political family committed to public service and public office—The Stevensons.
Told; the story of the family's most notable son—Adlai E Stevenson II.
Revealed Along the Way: the shift of a nation's political system from party electioneering to power marketing campaigns and from long-range, principled governance to special-interest power plays.
I do not agree with every point made, but a point of view is presented…