Citizen Roosevelt: Jacob Riis, was a Danish Naturalized citizen. Riis had written a book in 1890 titled “How the Other Half Lives," which was in Riis's words “an indictment of the things that were wrong, pitifully and dreadfully wrong, with the tenement homes of our wage-workers”. One day Mr. Riis came to his office to find a penciled note on a card ,from TR, it said; "I have read your book, and I have come to help." TR was either a police commissioner or a state legislator when he left this note. Just prior to TR's death he says of Riis as “next to his father the best man he had ever known”, saying of his book that “it had been to him both an enlightenment and an inspiration for which he could never be too grateful”. Riis gives a, up close, and personal account of his friend in Citizen Roosevelt. This is a very important book because it tells the exact methods TR used with advantage to triumph over those that tried to stand in the way of government reform. Riis gives insight into TR from a perspective that can be matched by no one.