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"[A] sweeping narrative, beautifully written and scrupulously evenhanded, [that] does full justice to Stevenson and his people. . . . Ambitious, elegiac, and provocative."--Richard Norton Smith, Chicago Tribune, front page review
Baker's biography "affords [Stevenson's] life a depth, historical and personal, that few other writers have acknowledged" (Kirkus Reviews).
“A vivid portrait. . . . It is a great American story.” — Baltimore Sun
“A valuable study of one of the most frustratingly elusive figures of mid-century American politics, rich in political anecdote but rigorously analytical.” — Michael Kenney, Boston Globe
“Scrupulous and perceptive.” — Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World