Staff and visitors alike were dazed by his energy, exuberance, and ruthless outmanoeuvring. "He is a wonderful man," said one caller. "When I went to see him, he got up, shook hands with me, and said, `So glad to see you. Delighted. Good day, sir, good day.' Then he ushered me to the door. I wonder what I wanted to see him about."
Friday, November 15, 2013
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris, New York: Ballantine 1979.