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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

3 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Candice Millard

In a gripping account, Millard focuses on an episode in Teddy Roosevelt's search for adventure that nearly came to a disastrous end. A year after Roosevelt lost a third-party bid for the White House in 1912, he decided to chase away his blues by … see full wiki

Author: Candice Millard
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Outdoors & Nature, History
Publisher: Doubleday
3 reviews about The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's...
review by . October 10, 2008
Fastpaced account of the South American River journey that hastened TRs early death a few years later. What started out as a sight-seeing trip turned into a journey of exploration of the River of Doubt--then the official name of a river nearly a thousand miles long that had never been mapped. Ex-President Teddy was invited to make the journey casually by Brazilian politicians, and when he accepted, the team of leaders and Brazilian Telegraph workers ended up on a journey that involved deaths, capsized …
review by . February 13, 2006
This extremely well-written book goes into great detail about Teddy Roosevelt's South American trip after the 1912 election, and his travel down an unknown river. In the recent "When Trumpets Call" this journey had been mentioned in a chapter, but this entire book is basically devoted to that trip, and it goes into great, and interesting, detail about it. This was a dangerous and potentially fatal excursion, and it almost cost TR his life. The trip also showed his unbounded courage in the face of …
review by . December 23, 2005
Candice Millard tells the riveting true story of an obscure event in the sprawling life of Theodore Roosevelt. Had this story been a work of fiction, it would have seemed less believable than a made-for-television melodrama. But fiction it is not; it is fact, more thrilling than fiction.    Millard's meticulous attention to detail, coupled with her page-turning writing style offers the reader a story hard to put down. Add to that the fame of the leading character, the father-son …
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