On 14 October 1912, Teddy Roosevelt was campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when a paranoid-schizophrenic shot him in the chest. More or less unfazed, Roosevelt got into his car, made sure he wasn't coughing up blood, and drove on to his next speaking engagement, as planned. He spoke for over an hour in front of nearly ten thousand people about the need to curb the power of industry and protect the common man. The blood from the bullet wound soaked through his shirt and jacket, but he didn't miss a beat. Yes, he admitted, he'd just been shot. "[But] it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose!"blank" rel="nofollow">values confronted an America rocked by technological innovations and demographic upheavals. We can't describe that vision so much as trace it, from its origins in T.R.'s childhood through his attempted assassination in Milwaukee and on to his death in 1919. The ordeal in Milwaukee may have only lasted a few hours, but it embodies a narrative that spanned T.R.'s entire life.