Fighting Bob la Follette The Righteous Reformer

ISBN-10: 0870204262

ISBN-13: 9780870204265

Edition: 2008

Authors: Nancy C. Unger

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Now in paperback with a new preface, this comprehensive biography weaves the triumph and the tragedy of the public and private lives of the most famous of Wisconsin leaders, Robert ldquo;Fighting Bobrdquo; La Follette. Despite his successes, La Follettersquo;s personal life was marred by misfortune including the death of his father when La Follette was only eight months old and illnesses so severe that complete rest, often for months at a time, was the prescribed cure. Through the personal letters, diaries, and documents of the La Follette family, Unger uses the private life of La Follette as a means for understanding the public figure. Thoroughly researched and documented, Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformeris a testament to the progressive tradition in Wisconsin and its premier leader.
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List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date: 8/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Nancy C. Unger is assistant professor of history at Santa Clara University.

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Introduction: Dull Tools
Beginnings: Oh, My Idolized Father
Civil Wars: My Name Is La Follette
The University Years: Training for the Duties of Citizenship
Belle Case La Follette: Woman's Victory, Woman's Tragedy
La Follette and the Law: Everything Is Not Enough
Congressman La Follette: So Good a Fellow Even His Enemies Like Him
Citizen La Follette: Forced into the Fight
Governor La Follette and the Wisconsin Idea: Wisconsin Is a Happier and Better State to Live In
Senator La Follette: The Bogey-Man of the Senate
The Burdens of a Great Name: You Have Set an Almost Unattainable Goal for Us
No Longer the Lonely Man of the Senate: The Coming of a New Order of Things
Incident in Philadelphia: La Follette's Political Suicide
No Surrender: One Hardly Knows Whether to Pity La Follette or Admire His Bravery
World War I: A Little Group of Willful Men
Resurrection: Time and Events Are Bringing Things Your Way at Last
Final Battles: I Want to Die ... with My Boots On
Epilogue: A Challenge to Youth in America Down All the Future Years
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