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Author Millard, Candice, author.

Title The river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey / Candice Millard.

Edition First Anchor Books (Broadway Books) paperback edition.
Publication Info. New York : Broadway Books, [2006]
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  973.911092 ROO    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  973.911092 ROO    AVAILABLE
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Description xi, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 21 cm.
Original Version Originally published in hardcover by : Doubleday, 2005.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-402) and index.
Contents Defeat -- Opportunity -- Preparation -- On the open sea -- A change of plans -- Beyond the frontier -- Disarray and tragedy -- Hard choices -- Warnings from the dead -- The unknown -- Pole and paddle, axe and machete -- The living jungle -- On the ink-black river -- Twitching through the woods -- The wild water -- Danger afloat, danger ashore -- Death in the rapids -- Attack -- The wide belts -- Hunger -- The myth of "beneficent nature" -- "I will stop here" -- Missing -- The worst in a man -- "He who kills must die" -- Judgment -- The cauldron -- The rubber men -- A pair of flags.
Summary The true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing 1914 exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth, 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 tributary of the Amazon. He 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. Yet he accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it.--From publisher description.
Subject Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition (1913-1914)
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 -- Travel -- Brazil -- Roosevelt River.
Rain forests -- Amazon River Valley.
Presidents -- Biography.
Natural history -- Amazon River Valley.
Roosevelt River (Brazil) -- Description and travel.
Amazon River Valley -- Description and travel.
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686.
Added Author Ward, Jeffrey.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Added Title Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey.
ISBN 9780767913737
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