- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press (31 May 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0299106446
- ISBN-13: 978-0299106447
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.3 x 19 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,833,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The biggest plus, it was short (211 pages) and to the point. Not filled with mindless babble about every little personal detail of the man's life, like you see some biographers write.
The book also shows, in Thelen's opinion, how La Follette was really out to be get re-elected, in the earliest years of his political life, rather than become the insurgent leader of the people. According to Thelen that came later, not from the onset.
The biggest minuses were that it focused way to much on the progressive insurgence movement. While this was a major part of La Follette's life it was not everything! Some of Thelen's views are also very controvesal and subject for much debate.
If your looking for a quick overview of progressivism, insurgency, and Robert La Follette then this is the book for you. If you are looking for details you will be disappointed.
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