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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey - Candice Millard
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780767913737 (0767913736)
ASIN: 767913736
Publisher: Anchor Books
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Seriously, Read a Book!
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4.0 The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
Theodore Roosevelt, adrenaline/adventure junkie extraordinary, upon losing the 1912 presidential election, "resorted to the only therapy he knew: physical hardship and danger." Enter the Amazon and the heretofore uncharted "River of Doubt." As someone who has spent a good chunk of time journeying ou...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
This book is a blend of subjects: a portrait of one of the most colorful of American presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, and the expedition he led into the Brazilian rain forest that literally put a major tributary of the Amazon on the map. And it succeeds very well at both. It reminded me quite a bit o...
JeffreyKeeten
JeffreyKeeten rated it
”In Xanadu did Kubla KhanA stately pleasure-dome decree:Where Alph, the sacred river, ranThrough caverns measureless to manDown to a sunless sea."Samuel Taylor ColeridgeRoosevelt wrote articles for Scribners while he was on this trip. Notice that he had to cover up his hands and face to keep the con...
Thewanderingjew
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4.0 The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
The River of Doubt, is the story of Theodore Roosevelt’s journey into South America, in order to map the river of the same name, in a previously uncharted region of the Amazon. The expedition seemed ill-fated from the beginning. Early on, it became apparent that the person chosen to head up the plan...
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5.0 The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
This book tells of a chapter of Theodore Roosevelt's life that was not widely known these days, at least before this book was published. After the failure of his Bull Moose party to carry him to a third term as president, T.R. went looking for adventure (probably in an effort to ward off depression...
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