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The Stevensons : a biography of an American family

Author: Jean H Baker
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this major work of American biography and history, Jean Baker tells the compelling story of four generations of Stevensons, from the earliest Scotch Irish settlers to the present, framed by the life and career of the icon of liberal politics, Adlai E. Stevenson II. In an early appeal for party support, Adlai Stevenson once confessed to "a bad case of hereditary politics." He revealed more than he knew. From the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Adlai E Stevenson; Stephenson family.; Stephenson family.; Adlai E Stevenson; Stevenson.; Stevenson, Familie Politiker USA; Adlai E Stevenson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean H Baker
ISBN: 0393038742 9780393038743
OCLC Number: 32132114
Description: xii, 577 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jean H. Baker.
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This work provides a biography of the Stevenson family, which included Democratic politician, Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965) and his namesake grandfather (1835-1914) who served as Vice President under  Read more...

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