Entering politics as a young reformer in the shadow of his legendary father, "Young Bob" La Follette made his own mark as a key architect of Roosevelt's New Deal and champion of labour rights and civil liberties. This biography exploits his voluminous personal papers in an exploration of his life.
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 730 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
Edition: 2nd edition
"An indefatigable and a keen student of the period in which his protagonist lived and died, the author has brought both compassion and criticism to his exacting assignment. As one who was an intimate friend, adviser, and companion of 'Young Bob, ' I find the author's criticisms of the man and his policies cogent, creative, and constructive. Maney has painted 'Young Bob' warts and all, which is precisely the way he would have wanted it done." - Morris H. Rubin, "The Progressive"