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Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer
by Nancy C Unger
Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2008
Paper: 978-0-87020-426-5
Library of Congress Classification E664.L16U4 2008
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.8092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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 "Fighting Bob" La Follette. As a U.S. representative, governor of Wisconsin, and U.S. Senator, La Follette's political legacies have been long lasting; among them are the election of senators by constituents, creation of the Department of Labor and the Federal Trade Commission, women's suffrage, and workers' compensation.

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 Reformer is a testament to the progressive tradition in Wisconsin and its premier leader.


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