The River of Doubt - by Candice Millard (Paperback)
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About the BookAt 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.
Book SynopsisNATIONAL BESTSELLER - At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait--the bestselling author of River of the Gods brings us the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. "A rich, dramatic tale that ranges from the personal to the literally earth-shaking." --The New York Times
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. Look for Candice Millard's latest book, River of the Gods.
"A rich, dramatic tale that ranges from the personal to the literally earth-shaking." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"[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." --The Washington Post
"No 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." --Entertainment Weekly
About the AuthorCANDICE MILLARD is a former writer and editor at National Geographic magazine and New York Times bestselling author. She lives in Kansas City.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.01 Inches (H) x 5.27 Inches (W) x .96 Inches (D)
Weight: .77 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 432
Sub-Genre: Expeditions & Discoveries
Author: Candice Millard
Street Date: October 10, 2006
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-2769
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.96 inches length x 5.27 inches width x 8.01 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.77 pounds
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