We're spending the weekend appreciating a hero's hero.
Which is why we're reading The Rise Of Theodore Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris.
One of many money graphs:
"These men, in turn, had found him to be the leader they craved in that lawless land, a superior being, who, paradoxically, did not make them feel inferior. They loved him so much they would follow him anywhere, to death if necessary - as some eventually did. They and their kind, multiplied seven millionfold across the country, became his natural constituency."Sound familiar?