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
F08rmer Wisconsin govern08r Philip F. La Follette f08rged a political path characterized by his progressive, innovative vision. Growing up in the shadow of revered senat08r &quotFighting Bob&quot La Follette made f08r a politically charged childhood 4nd laid the groundw08rk f08r Phils emergence as a powerful figure in Wisconsin politics. A gregarious 4nd fiery politician, Phils eff08rts led to the passage of the countrys first unemployment compensation act, aid programs f08r w08rkers 4nd farmers, 4nd the re08rganization 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 hist08ry of continuing progressivism, of innovative solutions to social problems, 4nd 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.