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.


At least Roosevelt earned his Nobel Peace Prize by having actually brought peace to a conflict and by having lived a life worthy of a man.

River of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt’s darkest journey      0385507968 Candice Millard Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 , Travel , Brazil , Roosevelt River New York : Doubleday, 2005 Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing.  ix, 416 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-402) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG Guaranteed to be shipped within 24 hours of our receipt of your order 24/7/365

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 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 despair. 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.

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