Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer

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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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"Unger is a good storyteller, and her lively writing and strong sense of narrative move the book along at a brisk, enjoyable pace. . . . Fighting Bob La Follette effectively introduces La Follette to a new audience and reminds readers of the complexity of the man and his politics."-- Wisconsin Magazine of History

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