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Books are a traditional resource for history research and personal enjoyment.

Almost all research is cumulative. This means that any particular project is built on a foundation of prior research. Secondary sources, such as books, can enable you to learn from and build upon the research of others. Secondary sources can offer generalization, analysis, synthesis, interpretation, or evaluation of primary sources.

Most history books are secondary sources, such as biographies and history textbooks. A few books offer collections of primary source documents.

If your school or local public library does not carry one or more of the following titles, you can usually obtain them through interlibrary loan. Ask your librarian for assistance.

Primary Sources

Johnson, Walter, ed. The Papers of Adlai E. Stevenson. 8 vols. Boston: Little, Brown,

General Biographies

Broadwater, Jeff. Adlai Stevenson and American Politics: The Odyssey of a Cold
War Liberal. New York: Twayne, 1994.

Davis, Kenneth S. The Politics of Honor: A Biography of Adlai E. Stevenson.
New York: Putnam, 1967.

Martin, John Bartlow. Adlai Stevenson and the World: The Life of Adlai E. Stevenson.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1977.

McKeever, Porter. Adlai Stevenson: His Life and Legacy. New York: Morrow, 1989.

Whitman, Alden (with The New York Times). Adlai E. Stevenson: Politician, Diplomat,
Friend. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.

Stevenson's Legacy

Liebling, Alvin, ed. Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy. New York: Palgrave
Macmillan, 2007.

Muller, Herbert J. Adlai Stevenson: A Study in Values. New York: Harper & Row, 1967.

Stevenson and the Stevenson Family

Baker, Jean H. The Stevensons: A Biography of an American Family. New York:
W.W. Norton, 1996.

Ives, Elizabeth Stevenson (with Hildegarde Dolson). My Brother Adlai. New York:
Morrow, 1956.

Recollections of Family and Friends

Doyle, Edward P. As We Knew Adlai. New York: Harper & Row, 1966.

As Illinois Governor

Busch, Noel F. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois. New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, 1952.

Harris, Patricia Milligan. Adlai, The Springfield Years. Nashville: Aurora Publishers, 1975.

Martin, John Bartlow. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois: The Life of Adlai E. Stevenson. Garden
City, New York: Doubleday, 1976.

As UN Ambassador

Walton, Richard J. The Remnants of Power; the Tragic Last Years of Adlai Stevenson.
New York:Coward-McCann, 1968.

Biographies for Junior High Students

Hayman, LeRoy. American Ambassador to the World: Adlai Stevenson. New York:
Abelard-Schuman, 1966.

Levine, I.E. Spokesman for the Free World: Adlai E. Stevenson. New York, J. Messner,

Severn, Bill. Adlai Stevenson: Citizen of the World. New York: David McKay Co., 1966.

Ward, Martha Eads. Adlai Stevenson, Young Ambassador. New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1967.

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