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Jacob A. Riis (1849–1914). Theodore Roosevelt, the Citizen. 1904.

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have to do that to get anywhere.” And the Board made the order.
  Next he demanded the resignation of the chief, and forbade the annual parade for which preparations were being made. “We will parade when we need not be ashamed to show ourselves.” And then he grappled with the saloons.
  Here, before we go into that fight, let me turn aside a moment to speak of myself; then perhaps with good luck we shall have less of me hereafter. Though how that can be I don’t really know; for now I had Roosevelt at last in my own domain. For two years we were to be together all the day, and quite often most of the night, in the environment in which I had spent twenty years of my life. And these two were the happiest by far of them all. Then was life really worth living, and I have a pretty robust enjoyment of it at all times. Else where I have told how we became acquainted; how he came to my office one day when I was out and left his card with the simple words written in pencil upon it: “I have read your book, and I have come to help.” That was the beginning. The book was “How the Other