Fighting Bob la Follette The Righteous Reformer
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Description: 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
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
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|