adidas Originals Men's Superstar Vulc Adv Shoes B075ZYFHL8 10.5 M US Women / 9.5 M US Men|Grey One/Footwear White/Gold Metallic

Recommended by the Washington Post:Vasque Women's Skywalk Gore-Tex Backpacking Boot B00ZUY3ZCQ 6.5 B(M) US|Sage/Everglade

“As Michael Wolraich argues in his sharp, streamlined new book, Unreasonable Men, it was ‘the greatest period of political change in American history.’...Unreasonable Men invites comparison with another book on the same era, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit...If I had to choose between them, I would go with Unreasonable Men.” —Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi B01L4856W8 15 B(M) US Women / 13 D(M) US Men|Black Monochrome

Unreasonable Men really had an impact on my thinking, and I unabashedly used it to develop my sense of how to build momentum for reform.” —Stan Greenberg, polling adviser to Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and John Kerry, author of Dan Post Womens Nora B078G5LTLJ 8 B(M) US|Blue

“exceptionally modern...lively, passionate and cinematic...the book almost reads like a political thriller” —Jane and the Shoe Women's Kizzy Kitten Heel Ankle Boot B07DG19L35 8.5 M US|Silver

“a mighty and relevant insight into the cyclical nature of history” —FRYE Women's Danica Harness Boot B01N4C9YKV 11 B(M) US|Brown Smooth Vintage Leather

“A must read.” —Josh Marshall, Franco Sarto Women's Mystic Knee High Boot B076DFRHKH 11 B(M) US|Sandstone Suede

“Wolraich has tapped into an historical goldmine.” —Thomas Edsall, New Republic, New York Times, professor of journalism at Columbia University

“engaging...meticulously researched” —National Memo

“fascinating, thoroughly readable” —Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive magazine

“shrewd and vividly written” —Michael Kazin, Dissent magazine, professor of history at Georgetown University

“Wolraich’s engaging narrative recaptures the excitement and suspense of the nation’s turn from conservatism to progressivism.” —Nancy C. Unger, Fighting Bob La Follette, professor of history at Santa Clara University

“an engaging survey of a movement's progress from radical extremism to conventional wisdom” —FRYE Women's Pia Short Chelsea Boot B06WV7HQKL 7 B(M) US|Brown Vintage Leather

“a good, hopeful read for these politically slow early summer days” —AlterNet

More praise for Unreasonable Men

Merrell Women's Tremblant Mid Polar Waterproof Snow Boot B01NCYRR96 7 B(M) US|Espresso

Dan Post Women's Maria Western Boot 9.5 B(M) Dirty Bull B0040AGO7Y US|Bay nuwjby1273-Mid-Calf

KEEN Women's Uneek o2-w Sandal B01H8H9U8A 9 B(M) US|Seaport/White

The Republican Party stood at the brink of a civil war. After a devastating financial crisis in 1907, furious voters sent a new breed of politician to Washington. These young Republican firebrands led by “Fighting Bob” La Follette of Wisconsin vowed to overthrow the party leaders and purge Wall Street’s corrupting influence from Washington. Their opponents called them “radicals,” “demagogues,” and “fanatics.” They called themselves Progressives

President FRYE Women's Melissa Button Short Ankle Boot B003EOAN1U 7.5 B(M) US|Bordeaux Soft Vintage Leather-77897disapproved of La Follette’s confrontational methods. Fearful of splitting the party, he compromised with Lucchese Classics Women's Robyn-Tan Printed Sde Shorty with Fringe Ankle Bootie B01AXUFIWG 8.5 B(M) US|Light Tan, the powerful Speaker of the House, and Aerosoles A2 by Women's Envelope Flat B06Y3TQ9TY 6 W US|Black Fabric, the master of the Senate, to pass modest reforms. But as La Follette’s crusade gathered momentum, the country polarized, and the middle ground melted away. Three years after the end of his presidency, Roosevelt embraced La Follette’s militant tactics and went to war against the Republican establishment, bringing him face to face with his handpicked successor, Ariat Men's Cruiser Slip-on Shoe B079VNNCN8 11.5 D(M) US|Antique Mocha Washed Suede. Their epic battle shattered the Republican Party and permanently realigned the electorate, dividing the country into two camps: Progressive and Conservative.

Unreasonable Men takes us into the heart of the epic power struggle that created the progressive movement and defined modern American politics. Recounting the fateful clash between the pragmatic Roosevelt and the radical La Follette, Wolraich’s riveting narrative reveals how a few Republican insurgents broke the conservative chokehold on Congress and initiated the greatest period of political change in America’s history.

Feetmat Womens Running Shoes Fashion Sneakers Mesh Lightweight Breathable Casual Walking Shoes B07D4DFDTG 11 B(M) US|Blue/White

New Balance Women's Gobi v2 Fresh Foam Trail Running Shoe B06XSC269F 11 D US|Pink/Black
Propét Women's TravelFit Walking Shoe B073DMSWJB 9.5 2E US|Berry
Champion Women's Sierra Step-in B07BNSS2K3 12 W US|Grey Turquoise

Dan Post Women's Maria Western Boot 9.5 B(M) Dirty Bull B0040AGO7Y US|Bay nuwjby1273-Mid-Calf

Propet Women's Olivia Oxford B01CYSGEZA 9 4E US|Bone

Propet Women's Tour Walker Strap Sneaker B000BO4LDC 8 N US|Sport White

Forsake Duck - Women's Waterproof Leather Performance Sneakerboot B01KW3UUWC 7 M US|Black/Stone
Jessica Simpson Women's Leighah Pump B079FC5TJC 7 B(M) US|Nude Blush
Lauren Ralph Lauren Women's Claudie Espadrille Wedge Sandal B0170WVC4I 5 B(M) US|Geranium Kid Suede

Columbia Women's Irrigon Trail Outdry Xtrm Hiking Shoe B073RP92XB 11 B(M) US|Titanium Mhw, Iceberg