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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

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TR's most exciting, dangerous and treacherous journey ever

Adventures so hair raising, tough and scary that the story was considered to be embellished or a just plain lie for years

A gripping and suspense filled read

Hard to put down

Author - Candice Millard

Imported from USA

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, Candido 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.Binding - Paper.Pages - 432.Publisher - Anchor.Year -
2006.ISBN - 9780767913737..