Books: Buffie on Adlai

MY BROTHER ADLAI (308 pp.)— Elizabeth Stevenson Ives and Hildegarde Dolson—Morrow ($4).

Although he lost an election, Adlai Stevenson is a fortunate man, and not the least of the good graces attending his life is his sister Elizabeth. In her account of his youth, he seems a little like Frank Merriwell. Adlai could swim across large lakes (two miles in the creditable time of 1 hr. 16 min. 21 sec.), climb a Swiss mountain quicker than almost anyone (so the guide said), and play the mandolin. In her diary his sister recorded: "Today the...

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