THE LOSERS: Let There Be No Tears

It had been a quiet evening. Gathered in the presidential suite of Chicago's Sheraton-Blackstone Hotel, the Stevenson party of 20—family members and close friends—ate a leisurely buffet dinner, then settled back to watch the returns on television. Even when Cam paign Manager James A. Finnegan came in at 10:40 p.m. to confirm what had already become obvious, there was no change in the calm, genteel atmosphere. Shortly after midnight, Adlai Stevenson picked up a carefully drafted statement, and for the second time in four years made his way to the microphones to concede to...

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