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Fighting Bob La Follette : the righteous reformer

Author: Nancy C Unger
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on La Follette family letters, diaries, and other papers, this biography includes startling details of La Foltette's early childhood and the true story behind the "nervous breakdown" during his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 1912. Unger also covers La Follette's spirited opposition to American entry into World War I and his third-party bid for the presidency in 1924. She also explores  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Unger, Nancy C.
Fighting Bob La Follette.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606381832
Named Person: Robert M La Follette; Robert M La Follette; Robert M La Follette; Robert M La Follette
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy C Unger
ISBN: 080782545X 9780807825457
OCLC Number: 42861557
Description: xiii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Beginnings : oh, my idolized father --
2. Civil wars : my name is La Follette --
3. The university years : training for the duties of citizenship --
4. Belle Case La Follette : woman's victory, woman's tragedy --
5. La Follette and the law : everything is not enough --
6. Congressman La Follette : so good a fellow even his enemies like him --
7. Citizen La Follette : forced into the fight --
8. Governor La Follette and the Wisconsin idea : Wisconsin is a happier and better state to live in --
9. Senator La Follette : the bogey-man of the Senate --
10. The burdens of a great name : you have set an almost unattainable goal for us --
11. No longer the lonely man of the Senate : the coming of a new order of things --
12. Incident in Philadelphia : La Follette's political suicide --
13. No surrender : one hardly knows whether to pity La Follette or admire his bravery --
14. World War I : a little group of willful men --
15. Resurrection : time and events are bringing things your way at last --
16. Final battles : I want to die with my boots on.
Responsibility: Nancy C. Unger.
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Robert La Follette was one of the most important leaders of American progressivism. Based on family letters, diaries and other papers, this biography covers the personal events that shaped the man.  Read more...

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Nancy Unger has produced a convincing portrait of 'Fighting Bob' that does justice to both the man and his political movement. (Donald A. Ritchie, U.S. Senate Historical Office) Unger is a good Read more...

 
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