Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Yankee from the West Hardcover – June, 1977

ISBN-13: 978-0374984052 ISBN-10: 0374984050

1 New from $6,946.01 6 Used from $45.64 1 Collectible from $199.99
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$6,946.01 $45.64
Paperback
"Please retry"
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
12 Days of Kindle Book Deals
Load your library with Amazon's editors' picks, $2.99 or less each today only. Learn more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 436 pages
  • Publisher: Octagon Books (June 1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374984050
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374984052
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,213,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Burton Kendall Wheeler was a liberal. But it is important to realize that in early 20th-century America, the label "liberal" did not have the meaning it does today. Rather, for many "liberalism" was still the idea that had once upon a time driven the American colonies to declare their independence: the belief in justice and liberty for the individual, and his protection both from big-business robber barons *and* from powerful government agencies with oppressive ideological agendas. Such was the liberal ideal Wheeler believed in. This is the story of his remarkable life, as told by himself.

Young Burton's origins were suitably humble for a fairy-tale: the youngest of ten children born to cobbler and small farmer Asa Leonard Wheeler. Working his way up, he obtained his law degree in 1905, and was set to move to Seattle when a lost poker game stranded him in Montana. It was thus by pure chance that it was in this state he began his long and eventful political career.

Wheeler first profiled himself as the champion of the little people against the powerful Anaconda Copper Mining Company. During World War I he served as Montana's District Attorney, in which role he kept a cool head in the worst throes of the great spy scare and prevented the sort of grievous civil rights abuses that swept much of the rest of the country. In 1922 he was elected to the Senate, where he would spend four terms. Throughout, Wheeler opposed and exposed abuse of power and the undue influence of the dollar in politics. The story of these years is told with feeling and gusto.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Tom Roberts on October 11, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Excellent historical picture of politics in early 20th century Montana and the US entering WW2. Also great insights into Butte, MT and struggles with the Anaconda Company's domination of the local and state economy. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in Butte/Montana history and politics.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again