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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

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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 synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
BobReviews

TR & Candice Millard At Their Best

by BobReviews on Oct 20, 2012

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.) ... More

BlondeAmbition

Shackleton of South America

by BlondeAmbition on Jan 21, 2010

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 ... More

josiesc

Fabulous book

by josiesc on Jan 6, 2010

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! More

7castles

Shackleton in the Amazon

by 7castles on Oct 15, 2009

The writing is a bit uneven - feels like a collection of articles and essays - but the story keeps you reading. Similar to Shackleton's expedition, some of their experiences were unimaginable. More

fullback

Fascinating tale

by fullback on Jul 19, 2007

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 ... More

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