by David P. Thelen
contributions by Oscar Handlin
University of Wisconsin Press, 1986
Paper: 978-0-299-10644-7
Library of Congress Classification E664.L16T52 1985
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.910924

Robert M. La Follette and the Insurgent Spirit is a closely argued, lively, and readable biography of the central figure in the American Progressive movement. Wisconsin's “Fighting Bob” La Follette embodied the heart of Progressive sentiment and principle. He was a powerful force in shaping national political events between the eras of Populism and the New Deal