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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

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ISBN10: 0767913736
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Lorraine, August 13, 2013 (view all comments by Lorraine)
The Amazon rain forest was a punishing environment for non-natives who dared to explore the region in the 19th and early 20th centuries. What makes Candice Millard’s book, “The River of Doubt”, even more fascinating is that the voyage she chronicles included Theodore Roosevelt on his last great adventure after losing his bid for a third U.S. presidential term in 1912. The book is both informative and gripping as the exploration party travels up a previously uncharted river the jungles of Brazil.
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cres, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by cres)
Really enjoyed this! One of those books that lead me to do more reading on the subject.
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tread, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by tread)
Stories that are true, but read like fiction are among my favorite. This is a truly good story, told well.
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Mad Runner 1, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Mad Runner 1)
Teddy Roosevelt has always been a fascinating person to me. From his early health challenges to the determined youth that struggled to overcome those challenges and into his dispare at the loss of his first wife, he has embodied a lost attribute that makes a larger than life persona human. This book takes on what would seem a selfish last grand hurrah to many contemporaries and shows us the humanity and willingness to give that one of our best presidents held dear to him.
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klstremel, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by klstremel)
Loved every page. Very well written and an intriguing blend of historical fiction with facts.
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ISBN:
9780767913737
Subtitle:
Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
Author:
Millard, Candice
Publisher:
Anchor
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061010
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.01x5.27x.96 in. .77 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Well researched and skillfully written, this commanding account of achievement and calamity retraces Roosevelt's perilous expedition of the uncharted Amazon. A dazzling gem of history, Millard's impeccable narrative brims with imagery and tension.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Well researched and skillfully written, this commanding account of achievement and calamity retraces Roosevelt's perilous expedition of the uncharted Amazon. A dazzling gem of history, Millard's impeccable narrative brims with imagery and tension.

"Review" by , "A rich, dramatic tale that ranges from the personal to the literally earth-shaking."
"Review" by , "[A] fine account...There are far too many books in which a travel writer follows in the footsteps of his or her hero — and there are far too few books like this, in which an author who has spent time and energy ferreting out material from archival sources weaves it into a gripping tale."
"Review" by , "[N]o frills, high-adventure writing...Millard's sober account is as claustrophobic as a walk through the densest jungle, and as full of vigor as Roosevelt himself."
"Review" by , "Millard turns this incredible story into one that easily matches an Indiana Jones screen adventure. Essential."
"Review" by , "[A] riveting, bravura performance....[Millard] re-creates Roosevelt's adventure in spellbinding fashion....Both a white-knuckle survival saga and an informative scientific journal, River of Doubt is an irresistible read."
"Review" by , "This is a bully good adventure tale about a great man."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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