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Adlai's Almanac: The Wit and Wisdom of Stevenson of Illinois
Adlai's Almanac The Wit and Wisdom of Stevenson of Illinois Author:Bessie R. James and Mary Waterstreet This book is for people who, like us, knew next to nothing about Stevenson of Illinois until the presidential campaign on 1952 and wanted to know more. It is for people like Eve Walters of Titusville, N.J., whose letter "To the Editor" was printed in the New York Herald Tribune on September 28. — "I love Stevenson," she wrote. "I love his quips a... more »nd puns.' Never before have I listened to or read every word by a candidate, but now it is a joy to do so, for here is a man brilliant, courageous, honest and able, who sidesteps no issues, who faces facts squarely, who pretends no holy crusade, but whose devastating satire hits the mark every time like a stinging arrow. How very fortunate indeed for the country that such a man is in public life."
We do not know Eve Walters, but we think she would have enjoyed traveling with us to Springfield to look back over the record and learn about Stevenseon's public career. It is not a long career, though a very bust one covering a surprising variety of service. The Almanac does not pretend to follow its every detail. But, for interested folk, it presents a good sampling of Adlai E. Stevenson's wit and wisdom. He has plenty of both.« less