I read the entire second book in this two book bio as well: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. Both were good. If I were only going to read one of them, however, I’d read Theodore Rex.
I’m trying to read at least one biography of each president. I’ve still got a lot of them to go. The one I’m having a problem with finding a balanced book is Franklin Roosevelt.
I’m waiting for Robert Caro to finish his fourth volume on Lyndon Johnson since I’ve read the other 3. They are a little repetitive. If you are only going to read one of those that are published so far then I recommend Master of the Senate.