The Stevensons: A Biography of an American Family
W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - 592 pages
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 private, set on a broad canvas, the Stevenson story becomes an American saga.
Baker's biography "affords [Stevenson's] life a depth, historical and personal, that few other writers have acknowledged" (Kirkus Reviews).
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THE STEVENSONS: A Biography of an American FamilyUser Review - Kirkus
A wide-ranging biography of perennial also-ran Adlai Stevenson which demonstrates that character is destiny. Stevenson has been the subject of several recent books, but Baker (History/ Goucher Coll ... Read full review
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Baker (history, Goucher Coll.) skillfully combines traditional, individual-based biography with social history to tell the story of the Stevensons, the first family of moderate American liberalism ... Read full review
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