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By Bernard A. Weisberger

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

            against this, the personal guy suffered from extreme, remoted sessions of melancholy and relied seriously on his kinfolk for survival. jointly, "Old Bob" and his liked spouse, Belle Case los angeles Follette—a legal professional, journalist, and revolutionary chief in her personal right—raised their kids within the fantastically uncompromising l. a. Follette culture of tough 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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