In 1912, after his humiliating election defeat, Theodore Roosevelt set out on a journey down an uncharted river in the Brazilian jungle. He and his companions battled against raging rapids, starvation, and tropical disease-many thought they would not survive. This is the story of their extraordinary adventure.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who is interested in adventure, survival, and history. It tells the story of Theodore Roosevelt’s journey down an uncharted river in the Brazilian jungle-a journey that was full of danger and hardship.
- This book is a nonfiction account of Theodore Roosevelt’s journey down the River of Doubt in 1912
- The author, Candice Millard, does an excellent job of recreating the dramatic events that unfolded on this expedition
- This book is well-written and suspenseful
- The book is poorly written.
- The author does not provide enough information about the historical context surrounding Roosevelt’s journey.
- The story is dull and lacks excitement.
Learn more about the author
Candice Millard is a New York Times bestselling author. She has written about historical figures such as George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill. Her books have been published in seventeen languages and include The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey (2005), Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President (2011), which was awarded the 2012 PEN/Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Biography, and Hero of Ages: Lincoln’s Great Secret (2016).
“If you love history, if you love adventure, if you love Teddy Roosevelt…you will LOVE this book!”
“The River of Doubt is a thriller, a mystery, and an adventure story. But it’s also much more than that. It’s the tale of one man’s extraordinary struggle to recapture his place in history-a journey that took him half-way around the world.”
“The River of Doubt”