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In a powerful new narrative history, former "National Geographic" writer and editor Millard traces the bold 1914 expedition to chart the Amazon's ...Show synopsisIn a powerful new narrative history, former "National Geographic" writer and editor Millard traces the bold 1914 expedition to chart the Amazon's treacherous River of Doubt, and casts new light on the expedition's extraordinary leader, Theodore Roosevelt. High school & older.Hide synopsis
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You have to ask yourself if Theodore Roosevelt had a death wish. On the trip down the ?River of Doubt? in the Amazon, (which was funded by the American Museum of Natural History), two members of the party died en route. (One was murdered, the other fell overboard, and the body was never recovered.) ...
If you enjoyed reading books about Earnest Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica, you will love this book. It draws you in from the first page and you feel as if you are along on the adventure. Not only do you get to know the adventurers themselves, you get a lesson in geography, botany and entomology ...
One of the most interesting, well-written books we've ever read. A fascinating picture of Teddy Roosevelt, creatures of the Amazon jungle, interpersonal relations in a hazardous environment and more. Wonderful read!
It is not very often that one can say of a biography that it was "a real page turner", but Candice Millard's, "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey" may be aptly described in such a manner.
Millard writes very well and keeps the story moving. I kept expecting the retelling of the ...
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