River of Doubt
Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey
On the open sea
A change of plans
Beyond the frontier
Disarray and tragedy
Warnings from the dead
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
The wide belts
The myth of "beneficent nature"
"I will stop here"
The worst in a man
"He who kills must die"
The rubber men
A pair of flags
Another engaging, page-turner by Candice Millard (also recommended: Destiny of the Republic). This one is about Theodore Roosevelt's ill-fated trip to the Amazon after the deaths of his wife and daughter.
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 earth.
This chronicles the 1914 expedition of Theodore Roosevelt into the unexplored heart of the Amazon basin to explore and map the region surrounding a tributary called the River of Doubt, detailing the perilous conditions they faced. This is nonfiction as full of adventure and vivid characters as an... Read More »
In 1912 Roosevelt ran as an independent, splitting the vote and putting his Democratic challenger in the White House. He did the most manly thing he could find and joined an expedition to map an uncharted tributary of the Amazon. What could go wrong? Everything. What you don't know, can kill you.... Read More »
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