Marshall Mend has come a long and heroic way in his life. A high school dropout who became a success in the meat and seafood business, who followed the advice of some of the great motivational speakers to even greater success, who moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho so he could live someplace friendlier than Los Angeles, he has risen to the stature of the lionhearted. To hear him tell how he discovered the threat of North Idaho’s Aryan Nation and his part in their eventual defeat is an incomparable lesson in what one person can do. To hear what he did is a lesson in diligence. And, to hear him tell it in his own voice, well, if it is Marshall telling the story, even the most perilous challenge has its ”how can you laugh at a time like this” moments, which makes anything he says easy to hear.