FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Belle and Bob La Follette: Partners in Politics
The Wisconsin Historical Society announces the release of "Belle and Bob La Follette: Partners in Politics" (ISBN: 978-0-87020-407-4; $12.95) by Bob Kann. This book is part of the Badger Biographies series for young readers, a unique collection of stories about real Wisconsinites.
The most famous couple in Wisconsin politics, "Fighting Bob" La Follette and his wife, Belle Case La Follette, come to life in the pages of the newest addition to the Badger Biographies series. In an accessible format that includes historic images, a glossary of terms, and sidebars explaining political concepts, students learn about the Progressive movement and reform in the early 20th century through the experiences of this pioneering couple.
The father of Progressive politics, Bob La Follette was famous for digging in his heels when it came to reforming government corruption. He also gained a reputation for fiery speeches on the campaign trail and on the Senate floor. Belle La Follette was political in her own right. The first woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin Law School, she was an advocate for world peace and an agitator for the women's vote. She was also Bob's most trusted political advisor. Together, the couple raised a family and fought for the changes they believed would make the world a better place.
Bob Kahn is a well-known storyteller, juggler and magician in addition to an author and professor of education. He also teaches classes and holds workshops for educators, social service agencies, and businesses on humor, motivation, creativity and storytelling. He is also the author of one of the most popular Badger Biographies titles, "A Recipe for Success: Lizzie Kander and Her Cookbook."
Media: For review copies of the book, or author or book photos, please contact Melanie Roth, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 816 State St., Madison, Wis. 53706; (608) 264-6465; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wisconsin Historical Society Press, publishing since 1855, is the state's oldest publisher.