The River of Doubt

The River of Doubt Download The River Of Doubt By Candice Millard Liversite 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 EarthThe River Of Doubt It Is A Black, Uncharted Tributary Of The 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 CauldronAfter His Humiliating Election Defeat In , Roosevelt Set His Sights On The Most Punishing Physical Challenge He Could Find, The First Descent Of An Unmapped, Rapids Choked Tributary Of The Together With His Son Kermit And Brazil S Most Famous Explorer, C Ndido 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 ForeverAlong 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 LivedFrom The Soaring Beauty Of The Rain Forest To The Darkest Night Of Theodore Roosevelt S Life, Here Is Candice Millard S Dazzling Debut From The Trade Paperback Edition In Xanadu did Kubla KhanA stately pleasure dome decree Where Alph, the sacred river, ranThrough caverns measureless to manDown to a sunless sea Samuel Taylor Coleridge Roosevelt wrote articles for Scribners while he was on this trip Notice that he had to cover up his hands and face to keep the constant barrage of biting insects at bay.As Theodore Roosevelt lay on his cot in the ian jungle burning up with fever, yellow pus
In the last few years, I have been making my way through two epic biographies written by all time great authors I am three books through Robert Caro s as yet unfinished quadrilogy on Lyndon Johnson, and just finished the second book of Edmund Morris s trilogy on Theodore Roosevelt Because Morris and Caro are both giants in their field, I have found myself comparing the two sets of books Every time I do, it seems, I have placed Caro s The Years of Lyndon Johnson above Morris s life of Theodore In the last few years, I have been making my way through two epic biographies written by all time great authors I am three books through Robert Caro s as yet unfinished quadrilogy on Lyndon Johnson, and just finished the second book of Edmund Morris s trilogy on Theodore Roosevelt Because Morris and Caro are both giants in their field, I have found myself comparing the two sets of books Every time I do, it seems, I have placed Caro s The Years of Lyndon Johnson above Morris s life of Theodore Roosevelt The thing is, I could ne
What a wonderful, adventurous journey Candice Millard takes us on with Teddy Roosevelt s amazing and disastrous expedition down an uncharted ian river called the River of Doubt Troubled by his defeat in 1912 s election, the 55 year old Teddy needed a victory, and what better way but a new expedition this time taking him through the rain forest Joined by his son, Kermit, Teddy sets out to explore a charted Brazilian river, but gets talked into trying the River of Doubt by his co lead in t What a wonderful, adventurous journey Candice Millard takes us on with Teddy Roosevelt s amazing and disastrous expedition down an uncharted ian river called the River of Doubt Troubled by his def
What an astounding man Theodore Roosevelt was After reading a review by my amazing GR friend, LeAnne, I decided this was a book I needed to read sooner instead of later I knew quite a bit about Mr Roosevelt, including a bit about this final adventure in theAll my information came from a PBS special I saw a few years back on Theodore and Eleanor and Franklin It was definitely enough to peek my interest in this American icon He was far from anything we would expect to find in the Whi What an astounding man Theodore Roosevelt was After reading a review by my amazing GR friend, LeAnne
This is one of those books that I both loved and hated I loved it because it s an exciting outdoor adventure, it s interesting history, and it s an impressive survival tale.But at times I also hated it because the disaster story is so frustrating I got really irritated with Teddy Roosevelt I mean, the guy was a stubborn, egotistical ass and I repeatedly wished I could travel back in time just to yell at him to GIVE IT UP AND GO HOME Not that he would have listened.A quick summary After T This is one of those books that I both loved and hated I loved it because it s an exciting outdoor adventure, it s interesting history, and it s an impressive survival tale.But at times I also hated it because the disaster story is so frustrating I got really irritated with Teddy Roosevelt I mean, the guy was a stubborn, egotistical ass and I repeatedly wished I could travel back in time just to yell at him to GIVE IT UP AND
Teddy Roosevelt is a MAN I was a big TR fan before and an even bigger one now which is a nice surprise considering that I wasn t expecting much from this book.There is one scene that I think sums up how impressive TR was It comes when they are slightlythan half way through their journey, although the exploration party has no way of knowing that TR has an infected leg, a fever, and has already stated that he should be left behind for certain death because he is a burden on the others He Teddy Roosevelt is a MAN I was a big TR fan before and an even bigger one now which is a nice surprise considering that I wasn t expecting much from this book.There is one scene that I think sums up how impressive TR was It comes when they are slightlythan half way through their journey, although the exploration party has no way of knowing that TR has an infected leg, a fever, and has already stated that he should be left behind for certain death because he is a burden on the others He s
This book tells of a chapter of Theodore Roosevelt s life that was not widely known these days, at least before this book was published After the failure of his Bull Moose party to carry him to a third term as president, T.R went looking for adventure probably in an effort to ward off depression One thing led to another until he very nearly got himself, his son and others killed in the heart of theRiver basin The dangers of therain forest are so thoroughly described in this This book tells of a chapter of Theodore Roosevelt s life that was not widely known these days, at least before this book was published After the failure of his Bull Moose party to carry him to a third term as president, T.R went looking for adventure probably in an effort to ward off depression One thing led to another until he very nearly got himself, his son and others killed in the heart of theRiver basin The dangers of therain forest are so thoroughly described in this book that I m convinced that the reader isaware of the danger and trouble TR s party was in than the actual participants Eventually their predicament is so bad that the reader can t see how they can possibl
TR has always been one of theinteresting historical figures for me and I have read several books about him I knew about his failed bid for a third term as President running as a candidate on the Progressive Party a.k.a Bull Moose Party ticket I did not know what happened after he lost the election At least not the details Roosevelt received an invitation to speak in Buenos Aires, Argentina and since his son Kermit lived in South America it seemed liked an ideal opportunity to vis TR has always been one of theinteresting historical figures for me and I have read several books about him I knew about his failed bid for a third term as President running as a candidate on the Progressive Party a.k.a Bull Moose Party ticket I did not know what happened after he lost the election At least not the details Roosevelt received an invitation to speak in Buenos Aires, Argentina and since his son Kermit lived in South America it seemed liked an ideal opportunity to visit his son, explore theRiver basin, and forget about his political humilation Initially the planned trip was for relatively safe and known rivers when when Brazil s minister of foreign affairs told Roosevelt about an unknown river worth exploring Rio da Duvida, the River of Doubt Roosevelt and his team joined forces with Brazil s most famous explorer, Candido Rondon The trip quickly went from tour to survival contest.Roosevelt was in this 50 s at the time He had survived an assassination attempt and one leg was
I thought Candice Millard s other book Destiny of the Republic was one of the most fascinating books I ve ever read, so I thought I should go back and read this, her first book I must say River of Doubt may be even better, if not for her writing but for the absolutely amazing story she tells Teddy Rosevelt s exepedition in the heart of thejungle may be a footnote in history, but Millard brings it to life as one of the most compelling adventure tales I ve ever read Millard does take he I thought Candice Millard s other book Destiny of the Republic was one of the most fascinating books I ve ever read, so I thought I should go back and read this, her first book I must say River of Doubt may be even better, if not for her writing but for the absolutely amazing story she tells Teddy Rosevelt s exepedition in the heart of thejungle may be a footnote in history, but Millard brings it to life as one of the most compelling adventure tales I ve ever read Millard does take her time building up the background here, as most good historians would, but when the journey gets under way, the book becomes di
I m either maturing as a reader or authors are getting better at making non fictionappealing to fiction junkies, like me I think it s the latter So very interesting.