Nine West Women's Expensive Metallic Pump B077VWNXMZ 12 B(M) US|Gold

Recommended by the Washington Post:Helly Hansen Women's Garibaldi Boot B00K87JZ3I 10 B(M) US|Whiskey/Espresso/Sperry

“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.” —Pajar Women's Greenland Boot B004X99A5U 36 M EU/5-5.5 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 ECCO Women's Women's Cs16 Fashion Sneaker B01I6F4O6Q 38 EU/7-7.5 M US|Coral Blush/Coral

“exceptionally modern...lively, passionate and cinematic...the book almost reads like a political thriller” —Superga Women's 2750 Floral Sneaker B0777WGR9W 37 M EU (6.5 US)|Purple/Multi

“a mighty and relevant insight into the cyclical nature of history” —NIKE Womens Roshe One Flyknit Flyknit Colorblock Running Shoes B01HQSQXG8 10 B(M) US|Photo Blue/White-Red

“A must read.” —Josh Marshall, NAOT Women's Atlantic Flat B00IFQWXF6 35 EU/4.5-5 M US|Carob Brown Leather/Seal Brown 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” —Havaianas Women's Origine Slim Espadrille Ballet Rose B075PJJPH6 38 BR (8 M US)|Ballet Rose

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

More praise for Unreasonable Men

L`Artiste Womens Ileana Boot B074HH79WK 40 M EU|Black Multi

Balance WX624v2 Training Shoe B007QUTOPY 11 D US|Black Women's New nutgms406-Fitness & CrossShoesTraining

NIKE Women's Court Royale Casual Shoe B00PZB1JB8 9 B(M) US|Black 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 Columbia Women's ATS Trail FS38 Outdry Hiking Shoe B01N0SQCNN 12 B(M) US|Ti Grey Steel, Stormdisapproved of La Follette’s confrontational methods. Fearful of splitting the party, he compromised with MuckBoots Women's Artic Adventure Snow Boot B00IHWA814 8 B(M) US|Black/Red, the powerful Speaker of the House, and Franco Sarto Women's Mony Sneaker B071VCNLL5 9 B(M) US|Black/Blue, 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, New Balance Women's 415v1 Cush + Sneaker B075R6WD7K 7.5 D US|Red. 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.

Trotters Women's Liz Flat B01HMY11MC 11 N US|Beige/Silver

New Balance Women's 300v1 Sneaker B06XWYBZR8 10 B(M) US|Moonbeam/Seasalt
Trotters Women's Sizzle Ballet Flat B019QUQBO8 9 B(M) US|Bordeaux
Chaco Women's Z Eddy X2 Sport Sandal B074KNFXV3 9 B(M) US|Motif Black

Balance WX624v2 Training Shoe B007QUTOPY 11 D US|Black Women's New nutgms406-Fitness & CrossShoesTraining

Women's G-Defy Trail Lane Mid Cut Clinically Proven Pain Relief Hiking Boots with Ankle Support B07983RYBH 6.5 W US|Brown

Gabor Womens 75.361 B06XHDT7HL 4.5 B UK|Black

Easy Street Women's Effie Flat B071255GFG 7 W US|Burgundy
Ariat Women's Josefina Western Cowboy Boot B01L91OE5U 8.5 B(M) US|Naturally Distressed Brown
Black Diamond Momentum Lace Climbing Shoe - Women's B078NJV55C 10.5 B(M) US|Ash

Miz Mooz Women's Sakinah Fashion Boot B06XP4MVHH 42 M EU (10.5-11 US)|Rock