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The river of doubt [electronic resource] : Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey. Candice Millard.

Millard, Candice. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307575081 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor, 2010.

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Summary, etc.: 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, 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...
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Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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