Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics by Michael Wolraich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Unreasonable Men covers the rise of progressive politics at the turn of the century from the end of Teddy Roosevelt's tenure as President, during Taft's tenure and through the election of Woodrow Wilson. Roosevelt often butted heads with the likes of "Fighting Bob" La Follotte who led the progressive movement. This was an era of a decisive split among Republicans that certainly echo's today's political environment. So much can be compared to the 2016 election season.
Wolraich does a wonderful job of bringing the reader into the times and understanding the political climate of the Taft era when the unreasonable man tries to adapt the world to himself rather than adapt to the world. Definitely worth the read for anyone interested in politics today.
I received this book gratis from the History Book Club and our friends at St.Martin's Press
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