Reader recommendation: Colonel Roosevelt Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. By Jim Reddoch, Portland, Tex. December 16, 2010 About video ads View Caption of Edmund Morris's whole trilogy on Theodore Roosevelt – including the most recent book Colonel Roosevelt – is great. Roosevelt lived one of the great American lives and was one of the few people to whom the cliché "force of nature" actually applied. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?