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The River Of Doubt By Candice Millard

The River Of Doubt
by Candice Millard

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* Heroic attempt by US President Teddy Roosevelt to chart one of the largest and most dangerous tributaries of the Amazon - The River of Doubt.
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The River Of Doubt Summary

The River Of Doubt: Into the Unknown Amazon by Candice Millard

In 1912, shortly after losing his bid to spend a third term as American President to Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt with his son Kermit, a Brazilian guide and a band of camaradas set off deep into the Amazon jungle and a very uncertain fate. Although Roosevelt did eventually return from THE RIVER OF DOUBT, he and his companions faced treacherous cataracts as well as the dangerous indigenous population of the Amazon. He became severely ill on the journey, nearly dying in the jungle from a blood infection and malaria. A mere five years later Roosevelt did die of related issues. One extraordinary factor is the resistance and disbelief the well- respected Roosevelt faced upon what should have been a triumphant return. The region was considered so dangerous that most reputable exploration societies considered Roosevelt's discoveries improbable. The Amazon emerges as a world unconstrained by the rules of civilisation, a place where an ex-president becomes just another creature struggling to survive.

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The River Of Doubt Reviews

A terrific story - Nicholas Shakespeare, DAILY TELEGRAPH


Superb ... This armchair traveller was absolutely gripped - but very glad to stay put - HERALD

Candice Millard's prose flows along as swiftly as the river... Millard skilfully weaves into the story many absorbing observations about the phenomenal diversity and mystery of the Basin's breathtaking ecosystem and she thus evokes the wonders of the book - LITERARY REVIEW

About Candice Millard

Candice Millard is a staff writer for National Geographic, the organisation with which Roosevelt shared his discoveries.

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The River Of Doubt: Into the Unknown Amazon by Candice Millard
Candice Millard
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