Real life stories of adventure



“I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
– Theodore Roosevelt, Des Moines, Iowa, November 4, 1910

This site is a place to explore, learn about, and honor men who led extraordinary lives, and hopefully, be inspired by their examples.

The purpose is not to provide comprehensive histories, but rather view history and the lives of great men as a source of inspiration and example. However, there will be no embellishment or fabrication -all quotes, events, and dates are cited to ensure accuracy.