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By Bernard A. Weisberger

ISBN-10: 0299141306

ISBN-13: 9780299141301

ISBN-10: 0299141349

ISBN-13: 9780299141349

The l. a. Follettes of Wisconsin—Robert, Belle, and their young ones, Bob Jr., Phil, Fola, and Mary—are vividly delivered to existence during this collective biography of an American political kinfolk. As governor of Wisconsin (1901–06) and U.S. Senator (1906–25), "Fighting Bob" battled relentlessly for his innovative imaginative and prescient of democracy—an idealistic mix of knowledgeable citizenry and enlightened egalitarianism.

            against this, the non-public guy suffered from excessive, remoted sessions of melancholy and relied seriously on his relatives for survival. jointly, "Old Bob" and his loved spouse, Belle Case l. a. Follette—a legal professional, journalist, and innovative chief in her personal right—raised their youngsters within the particularly uncompromising los angeles Follette culture of hard social and political ills. Fola turned a campaigner for women's suffrage, Phil used to be governor of Wisconsin, and "Young Bob" turned a U.S. senator.

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