There's more to the dignified moocher than his military uniform, ostrich cane, and Kossuth hat.
"Many of these tales of midnight joyrides may seem unbelievable, while others leave one wondering just where truth ends and an overactive imagination begins" - pg. 200.
"In a state with so much history to its credit, it's difficult to only a point to a few examples as the definitive moments in its past." - pg. 139
"He was a great believer in the gospel of might." - "Shogun: Tokugawa Ieyasu," pg. 297
"That language is a guide to the thoughts, concerns, and material culture of the real people who lived in a definite region between about 4500-2500 BCE" - pg. 89
In order to understand human struggles right now is to understand human struggles that date 1.5 million years.
One man against entire systems of control.
There are monsters throughout history, but who are the ones who keep breeding them in kennels?
I am looking forward to reading more from Walter Isaacson, since he knows how to write about innovators....
Since this is being posted amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, I would hope that this gives any reader hope.