To the men and women that stay up with you on those late, assiduous nights, coaxing you into an awe. They'll sleep with you after you flip through the pages of their stories. They'll never disappoint you or make you feel awkward. And let's face it, you've already stalked their lives.
Louis Desaix was probably one the fittest french generals, ever. His manor (which is now a museum) is just a few kilometers away from my house. Can you imagine how proud I am to say that this handsome man was almost from the same town as me?