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Robert  M.  La Follette, Sr.
[1855-1925]

official 1922 portrait of Robert M. 'Fighting Bob' La Follette [1855-1925] by photographer John A. Glander          short profile

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works about Bob La Follette

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         campaign pin 'La Follette For President'


"The solution to the problems of democracy is more democracy."

"Every nation has its war party. It is not the party of democracy. It is the party of autocracy. It seeks to dominate absolutely."

"Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly."

"Free men of every generation must combat renewed efforts of organized force and greed to destroy liberty."

"Democracy is a Life, and requires daily struggle."

"The will of the people shall be the law of the land."

signature of Sen. Robert M. La Follette


          B I O
          t e x t
          h e r e
Congressman, 1885-91; Governor of Wisconsin, 1901-06; U.S. Senator, 1906-25
founder of "The Nation Magazine" (as "La Follette's Weekly Magazine") in 1909
included in Peter Dreier's 2013 book about 100 Greatest Americans of the Twentieth Century

Robert M. La Follette entry at Wikipedia
Robert M. La Follette partial credits at Internet Movie Database

'Fighting Bob' Festival [Sept 2014 = #13] in Baraboo, Wisconsin



Works  by  Robert M. La Follette
search for books by/about 'Robert M. La Follette' {returns 100+ titles} at Amazon

            

ten-volume "The Making of America"
title page of 'The Making of America' Volume 3  frontis page of 'The Making of America' Volume 9 Editors Edition  
[John D. Morris & Co. 1905,
The Making of America Co. 1906]
Edited by Robert Marion La Follette,
William M. Handy & Charles Higgins

book entry at Wikipedia {empty}

Volume 1: The People and Their Social Life
http://www.amazon.com/Making-America-Robert-M-Follette/dp/B002MH3YO8/
available as free online etext at Internet Archive

Volume 2: Statesmanship and Diplomacy
http://www.amazon.com/making-America-Robert-M-Follette/dp/B002YT8R00/
available as free online etext at Internet Archive

Volume 3: Industry and Finance
http://www.amazon.com/making-America-Robert-M-Follette/dp/B0037CFG8Y/
available as free online etext at Internet Archive
available as free online etext #2 at Internet Archive

Volume 4: Trade and Commerce
http://www.amazon.com/Making-America-Robert-M-Follette/dp/B002IA0R4E/

Volume 5: Agriculture

Volume 6: Mining and Metallurgy
http://www.amazon.com/making-America-Robert-M-Follette/dp/B003YL3LGW/
available as free online etext at Internet Archive

Volume 7: Science and Invention
http://www.amazon.com/Making-America-Robert-M-Follette/dp/B002KW3RTC/
available as free online etext at Internet Archive

Volume 8: Labor
http://www.amazon.com/making-America-Robert-M-Follette/dp/B002YIHDYM/
available as free online etext at Internet Archive

Volume 9: Army and Navy
http://www.amazon.com/Making-America-Robert-M-Follette/dp/B002KT3PQ0/
available as free online etext at Internet Archive
available as free online etext #2 at Internet Archive

Volume 10: Public Welfare
http://www.amazon.com/Making-America-Robert-M-Follette/dp/B002KT3RY0/
available as free online etext at Internet Archive

            

autobiography by Robert M. La Follette  "La Follette's Autobiography: A Personal Narrative of Political Experiences" [1911 & 1913]
by Robert M. La Follette, Foreword by Allan Nevins or Matthew Rothschild

Kindle Centennial Edition from Univ Wisconsin Press [12/2013] for $10.44
Univ Wisconsin Press 8¾x5½ pb [11/60] for $19.76
Nabu Press 9½x7¼ facsimile edition pb [2/2014] for $48.83 {sic}
Univ Wisconsin Press hardcover [1963] out of print/scarce

available as free online etext at Internet Archive

Political Philosophy of Robert M. La Follette book edited by Ellen Torelle & Albert O. Barton  "The Political Philosophy of Robert M. La Follette: As Revealed In His Speeches and Writings"
[self-publd 1920] Edited by Ellen Torelle & Albert O. Barton

HardPress Publng 9x6 pb [1/2012] for $25.25
Kessinger Publng 9x6 pb [9/2010] for $26.60
Kessinger Publng 9x6 hardcover [9/2010] for $37.40

available as free online etext at Internet Archive


"Where La Follette Stands On Fifty Living Issues" 24-page campaign pamphlet [1924]
from the La Follette for President Committee, Compiled by Basil Maxwell Manly

S p e e c h e s

Robert La Follette's famous "The Danger Threatening Representative Government" speech [delivered in 1897]

Robert La Follette's famous "Free Speech In Wartime" speech [delivered to Congress on 6 October 1917]



Movies, Plays, Other Media

"Presidential Possibilities" documentary short [1912] /tt1690512/

Robert La Follette Campaign Speech on "Progressivism" sound short [1924] /tt0491126/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5plfw9dV24 [2:14]

silent newsreel footage of Robert La Follette's Campaign in 1924
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6JzTFwJXV4 [1:33]

there is a "Robert M. La Follette" entry at A&E Biography, but no program/DVD found {2014}



Works About Robert M. La Follette

La Follette's winning of Wisconsin book by Albert O. Barton  "La Follette's Winning of Wisconsin (1894-1904)" [1922]
by Albert Olaus Barton, Introduction by Hon. Louis D. Brandeis

Kindle Edition from HardPress Publng [7/2014] for $6.36
Kessinger Publng 9x6 pb [9/2010] for $28.04
Kessinger Publng 9x6 hardcover [9/2010] for $38.84
available as free online etext at Internet Archive

"Robert M. La Follette, June 14, 1855 - June 18, 1925, Volumes I and II" [1953]
by Belle Case La Follette & Fola La Follette
http://www.amazon.com/Robert-M-Follette-June-1855/dp/B000O55TFW/

Robert M. La Follette & The Insurgent Spirit biography by by David P. Thelen  "Robert M. La Follette and The Insurgent Spirit" biography [1976]
by David P. Thelen

Univ Wisconsin Press 8x5 pb [8/86] for $15.70
Little, Brown & Co. 7½x5 pb [5/76] out of print/many used
Little, Brown & Co. hardcover [2/76] out of print/used
La Follettes of Wisconsin book by Bernard A. Weisberger  "The La Follettes of Wisconsin: Love and Politics In Progressive America" [1994]
by Bernard A. Weisberger

Kindle Edition from Univ Wisconsin Press [12/2013] for $10.69
Univ Wisconsin Press 9x5¾ pb [12/2013] for $22.22
Univ Wisconsin Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [2/94] out of print/used
Fighting Bob La Follette Righteous Reformer biography by Nancy C. Unger  "Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer" [2000]
by Nancy C. Unger

Wisconsin Historical Society Press 2nd edition 9x6¼ pb [8/2008] for $19.08
Kindle Edition from Univ NC Press [2000 edition] for $16.99
Univ NC Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [8/2000] out of print/used
Belle and Bob La Follette / Partners in Politics book by Bob Kann  "Belle and Bob La Follette: Partners In Politics" [ages 7-12; 2008]
by Bob Kann

Kindle Edition from Wisconsin Historical Society Press [2/2014] for $7.99
Wisconsin Historical Society Press 8¾x7 pb [8/2008] for $10.47
Education of an Anti-Imperialist book by Richard Drake  "The Education of An Anti-Imperialist: Robert La Follette and U.S. Expansion"
[2013] by Richard Drake

Kindle Edition from Univ Wisconsin Press [12/2013] for $16.49
Univ Wisconsin Press 9x6 pb [12/2013] for $27.96
Against the Grain / Six Men Who Shaped America book by Robert Underhill  "Against The Grain: Six Men Who Shaped America" [2014]
by Robert Underhill

Six biographies, averaging 30 pages each: labor leader Eugene Debs, oddball Ignatius Donnelly,
Sen. Robert M. La Follette, Sen. George W. Norris, Theodore Roosevelt, and
U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace

Algora Publng 9x6 pb [2/2014] for $21.00
Algora Publng 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2/2014] for $20.16
Others: "Fighting Bob" La Follette and the Progressive Movement: Third-Party Politics in the 1920s [Jan 11, 2008] by Darcy Richardson http://www.amazon.com/Others-Fighting-Follette-Progressive-Third-Party/dp/0595481264/



Image  Gallery

Robert M. La Follette on TIME Magazine cover 3 Dec 1923
Robert M. La Follette, Sr. on the cover of
TIME Magazine
3 December 1923
Robert M. La Follette, Sr. at the radio microphone, circa 1924
Robert M. La Follette, Sr. at the radio microphone, circa 1924 (sepia)
Robert M. La Follette, Sr. in 1924, seated in chair
Robert M. La Follette, Sr. in 1924, seated in chair
8"x10" photograph
from Amazon
for $12.99 + $4.62 s/h
Robert M. La Follette, Jr. on TIME Magazine cover 12 Dec 1927
Robert M. La Follette, Jr. on the cover of
TIME Magazine
12 December 1927
Robert M. La Follette, Jr. on TIME Magazine cover 19 November 1934
Robert M. La Follette, Jr. on the cover of
TIME Magazine
19 November 1934



Family  &  Friends
Robert Marion La Follette was born in Primrose, Wisconsin in 1925; he was a 3-term Congressman, then Governor of Wisconsin
(1901-06), then U.S. Senator from Wisconsin (1906-25); he died in 1925 at age 70 in Washington, DC.

wife Belle Case La Follette [1859-1931] - married 1881, widowed 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_Case_La_Follette

{first child} daughter Flora Dodge 'Fola' La Follette Middleton [1882-1970]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fola_La_Follette
http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=40794 [1908 & 1911]
son-in-law playwright George Middleton [1880-1967] - married 1911
"These Things Are Mine: The Autobiography of A Journeyman Playwright" [The MacMillian Company, 1947]

{4th child} daughter Mary La Follette [1899-??]


TIME Magazine cover article on Robert M. La Follette, Jr. in 19 November issue    {2nd child) son Robert M. 'Young Bob' La Follette, Jr. [1895-suicide 1953]
Born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1895; private secretary to his father 1919-1925; appointed to his father's vacant Senate seat in 1925, re-elected as Republican 1928, re-elected as Progressive 1934 & 1940; narrow loss in the 1946 Republican primary to a campaign of lies by Joseph McCarthy; died of a self-inflicted gunshot in February 1953.
entry at Wikipedia
wife Rachel Wilson Young La Follette [1893-1961]
son Bronson Cutting La Follette [b. 1936]
son Joseph Oden La Follette []

"Labor, Defense, and Democracy" [1941] by Robert M. La Follette Jr., Elinor M. Herrick,
James B. Carey, Marx Lewis, Walter White & N.A. Zonarich
Workers Defense League 32-page pamphlet [1941] out of print/scarce

title page for Decline of The Progressive Party in Wisconsin book by Roger T. Johnson  "Robert M. La Follette, Jr. and The Decline of The Progressive Party In Wisconsin" [1964] by Roger T. Johnson
Archon Books 9x6½ hardcover [1970] out of print/used
State Historical Society of Wisconsin hardcover [1964] out of print/used
Young Bob La Follette biography by Patrick J. Maney  "Young Bob: A Biography of Robert M. La Follette, Jr., 1895-1953" [1978]
by Patrick J. Maney

Wisconsin Historical Society Press 9x6 pb [11/2002] for $20.66
Wisconsin Historical Society Press 9x6 hardcover [11/2002] for $34.31
Univ Missouri Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/78] out of print/many used


{3rd child} second son Philip Fox La Follette [1897-1965]
served as Governor of Wisconsin twice: as a Republican (1931-32) and as a Progressive (1935-38)
daughter-in-law Isabel Bacon La Follette [1898-1973] - married in 1923
grandson Robert [c. 1927-??]
granddaughter Judith [c. 1929-??]
granddaughter Sherry [1936-??]
Fighting Son: A Biography of Philip F. La Follette [] by Jonathan Kasparek



L i n k s
Robert M. La Follette entry at Wikipedia
search for 'Robert M. La Follette' in books {returns 100+ titles} at Amazon
Robert M. La Follette partial credits at Internet Movie Database

'Fighting Bob' Festival [Sept 2014 = #13] in Baraboo, Wisconsin
Robert M. La Follette entry at Wisconsin Historical Society [est. 1846] website
Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs [est. 1967, renamed 1983] at University of Wisconsin - Madison



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