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The river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey, Candice Millard

Label
The river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey
Title
The river of doubt
Title remainder
Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey
Statement of responsibility
Candice Millard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Millard, Candice
Dewey number
918.1/13045
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F2546
LC item number
.M587 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition
  • Rain forests
  • Natural history
  • Presidents
  • Roosevelt River (Brazil)
  • Amazon River Valley
Label
The river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey, Candice Millard
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xi, 416 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780767913737
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005046541
Other physical details
maps
System control number
AFQ-9130
Label
The river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey, Candice Millard
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xi, 416 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780767913737
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005046541
Other physical details
maps
System control number
AFQ-9130

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