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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

by Candice Millard

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Mom and Dad recommended this book, which in its adventure and perseverance rivals "Endurance." A great read, well written. ( )
  pdepena | Jul 25, 2014 |
The River of Doubt is the story of Theodore Roosevelt's trip to the Amazon basin in which he goes down a river never descened before his group did it. In the process Roosevelt became ill and nearly died, murder occurred in the group and all of them were eventually rescued. Reads as a thriller, as in "what is going to wrong next?" thriller. Truly a tale and trip in keeping with Roosevelt's character of manliness. I give it 3 1/2 stars ( )
  oldman | Jul 10, 2014 |
I enjoyed this book so much, it was a real delight! I am recommending it to everyone I know. ( )
  KristinaGiovanni | Apr 4, 2014 |
This book is an excellent source about the little known voyage of Roosevelt in the Amazon. ( )
  teeney | Mar 14, 2014 |
This book is an excellent source about the little known voyage of Roosevelt in the Amazon. ( )
  teeney | Mar 14, 2014 |
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The line outside Madison Square Garden started to form at 5:30 p.m., just as an orange autumn sun was setting in New York City on Halloween Eve, 1912.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0767913736, Paperback)

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

The River of Doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron.

After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever.

Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived.

From the soaring beauty of the Amazon rain forest to the darkest night of Theodore Roosevelt’s life, here is Candice Millard’s dazzling debut.

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Chronicles the 1914 expedition of Theodore Roosevelt into the unexplored heart of the Amazon basin to explore and map the region surrounding a tributary called the River of Doubt, detailing the perilous conditions they faced.

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