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Adlai Stevenson

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  • Eleanor Roosevelt

     
    Photograph by Frank Q. Brown / Los Angeles Times July 10, 1960: Eleanor Roosevelt refuses to ride in a limousine to a reception, preferring to walk half a mile with reporters. The absence of former President Harry Truman underscored the Democrats’ break...
  • Adlai Stevenson’s Last Hurrah

     
    Photograph by Otto / Los Angeles Times July 9, 1960: Agnes Meyer chats with Adlai Stevenson at a cocktail party in Pasadena. It has always been difficult for me to consider Adlai Stevenson a serious candidate for president, and evidently American voters...
  • The Kennedys' Moment of Glory

     
    Photograph by Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times July 15, 1960: Preceded by photographers, John F. Kennedy leads his entourage into the Coliseum. I believe the fellow in the lower left is Stanley Tretick, who frequently photographed Kennedy. Los Angeles...
  • The Bell Curve: Looking back to 'fireside chats'

    In the new order of things, Pilot columnists take a hike every fourth week as our contribution to the paper's freelance budget demands. Unfortunately, the news that provides grist for the columnists doesn't always happen on that schedule. Like today....
  • Dixon Gayer dies at 92; Orange County's liberal voice in 1960s

    Dixon Gayer dies at 92; Orange County's liberal voice in 1960s
    Dixon Gayer thought the politics of 1960s Orange County cried out for a voice of moderation. So he invented one. Gayer was an admittedly liberal columnist writing in conservative Orange County when the ultraconservative John Birch Society was a political...
  • Books & Ideas: Stephen Ambrose's troubling Eisenhower record

    Books & Ideas: Stephen Ambrose's troubling Eisenhower record
    I worried, almost from the beginning of my research into the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, that something did not quite add up with Stephen Ambrose's famous biography of the former president. I say almost from the beginning because I had no inkling at...
  • Charles T. Manatt dies at 75; Democratic Party leader and diplomat

    Charles T. Manatt dies at 75; Democratic Party leader and diplomat
    Charles T. Manatt, who founded one of the biggest and most influential law firms in Los Angeles and then became a political power as chairman of the state and national Democratic parties, died Friday night. He was 75. Manatt died at Kindred Hospital in...
  • Book review: 'Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis — Suez and the Brink of War' by David A. Nichols

    Book review: 'Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis — Suez and the Brink of War' by David A. Nichols
    Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis — Suez and the Brink of War. David A. Nichols Simon & Schuster: 346 pp., $28 As the Middle East has trembled in recent weeks, the Obama administration has struggled for a coherent and forceful...
  • Former Lake County attorney Rolon Reed was a character who fought against rampant growth

    If intellect, energy and force of will in the 1990s could have turned Lake County from its race toward the out-of-control growth of the next decade, then Rolon Reed would have been legendary. Heaven knows he tried. The retired judge from New York with a...
  • He said I was a member of the 'decrepit' generation

    Last week I attended a lecture, 'Growing Old Gracefully." This was the first in a series of four lectures on the subject. One of the things I learned was that sages of old considered those over 70 are part of the "decrepit" generation.Being 83 I...
  • He said I was a member of the 'decrepit' generation

    Last week I attended a lecture, 'Growing Old Gracefully." This was the first in a series of four lectures on the subject. One of the things I learned was that sages of old considered those over 70 are part of the "decrepit" generation. Being 83 I...