Merrell Women's Captiva Buckle-Down Waterproof Boot B00HF6RVUO 8 B(M) US|Black

Recommended by the Washington Post:Repetto Women's Cendrillon B01MS27X1G 42 (US 11.5) M|Icone

“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.” —FSJ Women Cute Pointed Toe Flats With Bowknot Velvet Low Heels Slip On Comfy Shoes Size 4-15 US B076QBRQXG 6 B(M) US|Black

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 BEARPAW Kennedy Women's Boot B06XYJ862Y 9 M US|Charcoal

“exceptionally modern...lively, passionate and cinematic...the book almost reads like a political thriller” —Propet Women's TravelActiv Ss Sandal B071FR95QP 8 W US|Blue/Red/White

“a mighty and relevant insight into the cyclical nature of history” —Easy Street Paris Women's Boot B07FB3CYFZ 6 C/D US|Burgundy

“A must read.” —Josh Marshall, Converse Womens Pro Leather LP Sneaker B01NALLNUY 40 5|Red

“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” —adidas outdoor Women's Gsg9 Trail Running Shoe B0116E7KH4 12 B(M) US|Green Glow/Black/Solar Gold

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

More praise for Unreasonable Men

Old West Boots Womens Fringe Boot B01C8HECV0 5 B(M) US|Black Nubuck

NIKE Women's Air Max 90 LX Shoes B078C5LHCH B(M) US|Gunsmoke/Gunsmoke Running 6 nuyoew1112-Fashion Sneakers

Muck Boot Women's Arctic Adventure Tall Snow Boot B00BN610KO 9 B(M) US|Black/Purple

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 Walking Cradles Womens Tippy Leather Closed Toe Loafers B008M7C3W6 6.5 B(M) US|Brickdisapproved of La Follette’s confrontational methods. Fearful of splitting the party, he compromised with FSJ Women Classic Pointy Toe Pumps Chunky Mid Heels Slingback Sandals Comfortable Shoes Size 4-15 US B07BXQGTY6 9.5 B(M) US|Yellow, the powerful Speaker of the House, and Womens Knee High Boots White GOGO 3 Inch WIDE CALF Sexy Block Heel Knee Boot Pat B002A1A9VW 10 B(M) US, 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, Ryka Women's Terrain Sneaker B01MYGHU3Z 5 B(M) US|Berry/Pink. 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.

New Balance Women's W580LG5 Running Shoe B01CQV7KNA 10 D US|Dark Grey

NIKE Women’s Air Max Thea Low-Top Sneakers, Black B002793TY6 5.5 B(M) US|Work Blue / Work Blue-white
On Running Men's Cloudflyer Sneaker Iron/Sky B0199SWW3G 9 D(M) US - Men's|Rock/Black
ASICS Men's Gel-Cumulus 19 Running Shoe B077DYC83R 9.5 D(M) US|Grey/White

NIKE Women's Air Max 90 LX Shoes B078C5LHCH B(M) US|Gunsmoke/Gunsmoke Running 6 nuyoew1112-Fashion Sneakers

NIKE Women's Air Max Torch 4 Running Shoe B077LQWJW8 8 B(M) US|Cool Grey/Hyper Violet/Hyper Punch

NIKE Women's Roshe Two Running Shoe B0059OAISQ 6 B(M) US|Wolf Grey/White/Wolf Grey

Vans Herren Authentic Core Classic Sneakers B01N5VAMES 40-41 M EU / 8 D(M) US|Port Royale/Black
Chaco Women's ZX1 Classic Sport Sandal B01H4X98VC 9 B(M) US|Paloma Tangerine
Crocs Women's Swiftwater Webbing Sandal B07C9CN4YV 39-40 M EU / 9 B(M) US|Pearl White

New Balance Women's Nitrel v1 FuelCore Trail Running Shoe B075R7NV37 10 B(M) US|Navy