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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. In particular, the author explores his relationship with his wife, feminist Belle Case La Follette.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Unger, Nancy C.
Fighting Bob La Follette.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99057829
(OCoLC)42861557
Named Person: Robert M La Follette; Robert M La Follette; Robert M La Follette
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy C Unger
ISBN: 0807861022 9780807861028
OCLC Number: 52840214
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 393 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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Unger is a good storyteller, and her lively writing and strong sense of narrative move the book along at a brisk, enjoyable pace."Wisconsin Magazine of History"

 
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