Ryan Holiday sums it well: “Goddamn, TR was a good man.”
Roosevelt was a man of intelligence and action. He became known as a man who was willing to do unpopular things. He lived in the arena and wrote about it.
He was a politician, a writer, and a cowboy. He read a lot. He did fitness. What’s not to like and emulate? Read this book: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks) by Edmund Morris