Fighting Son: A Biography of Philip F. La Follette
Fighting Son: A Biography of Philip F. La Follette by Jonathan Kasparek
English | July 31, 2006 | ISBN: 0870203533 | EPUB | 352 pages | 9.2 MB
Former Wisconsin governor Philip F. La Follette forged a political path characterized by his progressive, innovative vision. Growing up in the shadow of revered senator "Fighting Bob" La Follette made for a politically charged childhood and laid the groundwork for Phils emergence as a powerful figure in Wisconsin politics. A gregarious and fiery politician, Phils efforts led to the passage of the countrys first unemployment compensation act, aid programs for workers and farmers, and the reorganization of state government.
This approachable, comprehensive book traces La Follettes journey through public office as well as his life after the waning of the Progressive era. Phil La Follettes is a history of continuing progressivism, of innovative solutions to social problems, and of loyalty to a political ethos that goes far beyond love of country. Kaspareks treatment of this Fighting Son is a monument not only to La Follette but to progressive politics in Wisconsin.