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The river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey, Candice Millard, (electronic book)

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The river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey
Title
The river of doubt
Title remainder
Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey
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Candice Millard
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Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
918.1/13045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F2546
LC item number
.M587 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Target audience
adult
The river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey, Candice Millard, (electronic book)
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The river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey, Candice Millard, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references
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
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Extent
374 p.
Form of item
  • electronic
  • online
Isbn
9780307575081
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
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Electronic reproduction.
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  • 860729
  • 860729
  • 933616
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