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La Follette’s Autobiography: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Glorious
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  • Nancy Unger, Santa Clara University
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Publication Date
7-1-2011
Publisher
Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era/Cambridge University Press
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Abstract
La Follette's Autobiography: A Personal Narrative of Political Experiences is a remarkable primary document of the Progressive Era. Originally published in 1913, it remains in print today and has the dubious honor of being one of Richard Nixon's three favorite books. It illuminates the crucial role that La Follette's home state of Wisconsin played in molding La Follette as a man and as a politician, thereby influencing his national progressive agenda; but it also reveals much more.
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Copyright © 2011 Cambridge University Press. Reprinted with permission.

Final version can be found at https://doi.org/10.1017/S1537781411000107

Citation Information
Unger, N. (2011). La Follette’s Autobiography: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Glorious. Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 10(3), 354-61.