At a glance:
- Author: John Bartlow Martin
- First Published: 1976
- Type of Work: Biography
- Time of Work: 1900-1952
- Setting: The United States, principally Illinois and Washington, D.C.
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: 1950's, United States or Americans, Politics, Twentieth century, 1940's, 1910's, 1920's, 1930's, Washington, D.C., Elections, Politicians, Government, Governors, Illinois, Diplomacy or diplomats, Heads of state, Democratic Party
- Locales: United States, Washington, D.C., Illinois, North America
Adlai E. Stevenson was an extraordinary human being and must be counted among the great public figures of recent history. His impact on American politics was strong and beneficial, despite the fact that he was twice defeated as the Democratic Party’s candidate in the 1952 and the 1956 elections for the Presidency. His lasting greatness may be attributed to his having been such an impressive force for reason, grace, and dignity in public affairs.
John Bartlow Martin’s exhaustive biography covers Stevenson’s life from his birth through 1952, the year of his first...
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