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The River of Doubt

The River of Doubt
Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

by Candice Millard

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2009-12-16
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 030757508X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait—the bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic brings us the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. The River of Doubt—it is 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, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. Along the way, Roosevelt 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. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived. From the soaring beauty of the Amazon rain forest to the darkest night of Theodore Roosevelt’s life, here is Candice Millard’s dazzling debut.

Quicklet on Candice Millard's The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

Quicklet on Candice Millard's The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
A Book

by Judith Mary Wilson

  • Publisher : Hyperink Inc
  • Release : 2012-03-02
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN : 1614648530
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ABOUT THE BOOK The story of one of President Theodore Roosevelt’s most dangerous adventures, Candice Millard’s The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, goes beyond telling the tale of Roosevelt’s harrowing passage along an uncharted South American river to explore his character and the motivation that drove him to seek such a challenge. Family, dogged determination, his personal philosophy, and political loss are all elements that contribute to this portrait of a complex man and make him more than a one-dimensional historical figure. Millard conducted extensive research to understand both the members of the expedition and the area through which they traveled, providing depth and detail to a real-life voyage gone wrong. In the “Notes” at the end of the book, the sources she cites fill 38 pages and include scores of news reports of the day, transcripts of lectures, and letters. The “Select Bibliography” occupies another eight pages and lists books and papers on the people of the rain forest, as well as its plants and animals, expedition members’ personal accounts of the journey, and Roosevelt’s own writing. The knowledge she acquired allows her to capture a sense of both the people and the place and the risk the explorers were taking as they headed into the unknown. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK More menacing was the constant presence of the Cinta Larga, a tribe of cannibals who blended into the landscape and never showed themselves, but kept watch on the foreigners who had encroached on their territory. Enduring near starvation as their food ran low, many members of the expedition became ill, most notably, Roosevelt himself, who was suffering from malaria and developed an infection after injuring his leg on a rock in the river. Near death, he decided to take his own life with a lethal dose of morphine, believing that it was better to sacrifice one life than risk the safety of the whole team. Kermit, however, took charge, and the expedition moved on, carrying Roosevelt on one of the dugout canoes. The expedition became an unrelenting ordeal and struggle for survival as fear, hunger, exhaustion, and disease sapped the men’s strength and spirit. Finally, they spotted evidence of rubber tappers on the river bank, signaling that they had reached a known part of the river. Settlers there gave them food and a dry place to sleep, and the worst was over... Buy a copy to keep reading!

Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure

Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure
A Book

by Samantha Seiple

  • Publisher : Scholastic Press
  • Release : 2017-01-03
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780545709163
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I did have a murderous trip down South, but it was mighty interesting." In October 1913, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a tour of South America. The thrill-seeking adventurer had no idea that he would soon receive an offer he couldn’t refuse: the chance to lead an expedition deep into the Amazon jungle to chart an unmapped river with his son Kermit and renowned Brazilian explorer Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon. Death on the River of Doubt takes readers inside the thrilling journey that unfolds as Roosevelt, Rondon, Kermit, and their companions navigate an unpredictable river through an unforgiving jungle. With new threats at every turn, from bloodthirsty piranhas and raging rapids to starvation, disease, and a traitor in their own ranks, it seems that not everyone will make it out alive. Through it all, the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt remained determined to complete their mission and rewrite the map of the world. Or die trying.

Through the Brazilian Wilderness

Through the Brazilian Wilderness
A Book

by Theodore Roosevelt

  • Publisher : e-artnow sro
  • Release : 1925
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN : 8027241715
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Through the Brazilian Wilderness Or My Voyage Along the River of Doubt

Through the Brazilian Wilderness Or My Voyage Along the River of Doubt
A Book

by Theodore Roosevelt

  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2010-02-01
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9781450575485
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Through the Brazilian Wilderness or My Voyage Along the River of Doubt" is Theodore Roosevelt's narrative of his expedition into the Brazilian jungle in 1913. Teddy Roosevelt was a man's man. A New York kid whose taste for adventure was sparked in his boyhood by a dead seal for sale on a Broadway sidewalk. Harvard student, soldier, Rough Rider, youngest President ever and one who survived the assassin's bullet, maverick politician, Nobel Prize winner, hunter and conservationist, and finally the man who, at 55 years old, explored an unknown region of the Amazon river basin. Imagine one of today's former-Presidents undertaking a similar adventure. For six weeks, in 1914, Roosevelt and his party paddled and carried their canoes down a previously unexplored 950-mile river now called the Rio Roosevelt. Men died, boats were lost, food became scarce, dangerous animals and natives were about, fever borne by insects sickened many in the party (and led to Roosevelt's own death five years later). This is the stuff of "Through the Brazilian Wilderness or My Voyage Along the River of Doubt." Theodore Roosevelt was truly a unique, gifted and accomplished person. If he had followed the interests of his youth, he would have grown up to be a naturalist rather than President of the United States. As a boy he had a vast collection of frogs, squirrels, snakes, birds, insects that he called the Roosevelt Museum of Natural History. Science's loss was politics gain. However, T.R. never lost his interest in nature. Following his presidency, he set out on an expedition to explore and map unknown regions of Paraguay and Brazil on the 950-mile "River of Doubt," a previously unexplored tributary of the Amazon River.

Travelers' Tales Brazil

Travelers' Tales Brazil
True Stories

by Annette Haddad,Scott Doggett

  • Publisher : Travelers' Tales
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN : 9781932361056
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Filled with wonderfully astute, sensual, and sometimes disturbing observations of Brazil, this celebration of South America's largest country includes contributions from Joe Kane, Bill McKibben, Joe Kane, Diane Ackerman, Paul Rambali, and others. Original.

River of Doubt

River of Doubt
Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

by Candice Millard

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 670
  • ISBN : 9780375728433
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The River of Doubt -- it is a black, uncharted river 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, rapids - choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil's most famous explorer, Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the Western Hemisphere forever. Along the way, roosevelt 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.

Building Comprehension - Grade 4 (eBook)

Building Comprehension - Grade 4 (eBook)
A Book

by Ellen M. Dolan,Sue D. Royals

  • Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press
  • Release : 1999-09-01
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0787781134
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Engaging stories covering current personalities, popular sports figures and events, mysteries, disasters, legends and mythology, and amazing facts in science and nature hold students’ interest and capture their imaginations. A controlled vocabulary averaging two readability levels below content ensures understanding and promotes confidence.

Social Studies Selections

Social Studies Selections
Building Reading Comprehension

by Ellen M. Dolan,Sue D. Royals

  • Publisher : Milliken Publishing Company
  • Release : 2014-09-01
  • Pages : 13
  • ISBN : 0787723207
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These engaging social studies selections include fascinating facts about different cultures and events. Students will enjoy reading the informational texts about gargoyles, the miniature town of Madurodam, the Titanic, the first nonstop flight around the world, and more. The controlled vocabulary averages two readability levels below content to ensure understanding and promote confidence. Each selection includes follow-up questions to reinforce key comprehension skills and an answer key for easy assessment.

101 Amazing Stories of Hope and Faith

101 Amazing Stories of Hope and Faith
Inspiring Stories from Real Life

by Robert Petterson

  • Publisher : Tyndale Momentum
  • Release : 2020-06-09
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1496446674
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You wouldn't believe it, but . . . James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader, grew up mute. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Albert Einstein was bullied mercilessly in school. Beethoven's mom almost aborted him. Life takes the strangest sharp turns--and sometimes, U-turns. Robert Petterson--popular speaker, storyteller, and author--has been a student for his entire life of what God is teaching us through those real-life U-turns. In this short book, he compiles amazing stories that teach lessons you won't easily forget. Each entry is written in the rest-of-the-story style popularized by Paul Harvey. Marvel at how God has used the lives of these ordinary people to change the course of human history. (Adapted from The One Year Book of Amazing Stories)

River of Doubt

River of Doubt
A Book

by Martin Copeland

  • Publisher : Rainbow Bridge
  • Release : 2021-09-22
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9781734112382
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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RIVER OF DOUBT is inspired by a true story.The time is February 1914. An expedition heads down an unknown river in the heart of Brazil's Amazon. The leaders: ex-US President THEODORE ROOSEVELT, still a "Bull Moose" at 54, a man of seemingly unquenchable strength and character impervious to doubt; and COLONEL CANDIDO RONDON, Brazil's greatest explorer, renowned for having never failed on a expedition.Also along are KERMIT ROOSEVELT, Roosevelt's 24-year-old son, called "Bwana Dandy" for his expensive taste in clothes and elegant manners and speech; GEORGE K. CHERRIE, a New England naturalist; and Rondon's lieutenant AMILCAR LYRA, a fiery and impulsive man who resents the presence of the Roosevelts.None suspect what trials and dangers await them on the newly christened "River of Doubt." Some will not survive. Some will be changed forever. And others will be haunted for the rest of their lives.

Through the Brazilian Wilderness

Through the Brazilian Wilderness
Or My Voyage Along the River of Doubt

by Theodore Iv Roosevelt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-04-03
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781515434306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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100 Statements about the River of Doubt

100 Statements about the River of Doubt
Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey That Almost Killed My Hamster

by Jonathan Scory

  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release : 2013-04
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9785458992336
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

100 Common Misconceptions about the River of Doubt

100 Common Misconceptions about the River of Doubt
Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

by Charlie Root

  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release : 2013-02
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9785458995382
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Through the Brazilian Wilderness

Through the Brazilian Wilderness
A Book

by Theodore Roosevelt

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2017-02-11
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781543046915
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Roosevelt had originally planned to go on a speaking trip of Argentina and Brazil, followed by a cruise of the Amazon River. Instead, the Brazilian Government suggested that Roosevelt accompany famous Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon on his exploration of the previously unknown River of Doubt, the headwaters of which had only recently been discovered. Roosevelt, seeking adventure and challenge after his recent defeat for a third term in the White House, agreed. Kermit Roosevelt, Theodore's son, had recently become engaged and did not plan on joining the expedition but did on the insistence of his mother, in order to protect his father. The expedition started in Caceres, a small town on the Paraguay River, with 15 Brazilian porters (camaradas), the two leaders, Roosevelt's son, and American naturalist George Cherrie. They traveled to Tapirapua, where Rondon had previously discovered the Headwaters of the River of Doubt. From Tapirapua, the expedition traveled northwest, through dense forests and then later through the plains on top of the Parecis plateau. They reached the River of Doubt on February 27, 1914. At this point, due to a lack of food supplies, the Expedition split up, with part of the Expedition following the Ji-Parana River to the Madeira River. The remaining party then started down the River of Doubt.

100 Things You Don't Wanna Know about the River of Doubt

100 Things You Don't Wanna Know about the River of Doubt
Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

by Dominic Hannay

  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release : 2013-04
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9785458987363
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Saving Endangered Species

Saving Endangered Species
Lessons in Wildlife Conservation from Indianapolis Prize Winners

by Robert W. Shumaker

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2020-10-27
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1421439573
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Schaller, Robert W. Shumaker, Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Chapple Wright

100 Unexpected Statements about the River of Doubt

100 Unexpected Statements about the River of Doubt
Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

by Isaac Brenting

  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release : 2013-02
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9785458989640
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Stringing Together a Nation

Stringing Together a Nation
Cândido Mariano Da Silva Rondon and the Construction of a Modern Brazil, 1906–1930

by Todd A. Diacon

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2004-02-04
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9780822332497
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An analysis of the career of Candido Rondon providing an avenue to deconstruct recent Brazilian historiography on nation building, indigenous people, and state action

River of Doubt

River of Doubt
Reliving the Epic Amazon Journey of Roosevelt and Rondon on Its Centennial

by Marc Andre Meyers

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2017-01-11
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 9781536858419
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From 2014-2015, Marc Andre Meyers embarked on a thousand-kilometer expedition on the Parecis Plateau and down the River of Doubt in Brazil, accompanied by two Brazilian military officers, Cols. Hiram and Angonese, and by Jeffrey Lehmann. Their route retraced the steps of Teddy Roosevelt and Rondon a century earlier. Meyers's objectives in this book are fourfold: to present a travelogue of his journey, to recount the history of the Roosevelt-Rondon expedition, to relate descriptions made by the members of the original exploration to demonstrate how the region has been changed by a century of human presence, and to study the wildlife along the river. Using mules for transportation on land and two kayaks and a canoe on the river, the author, two Brazilian colonels (Roosevelt and his partner, Rondon, were also both colonels) and Jeffrey Lehmann journeyed through the territories of the Parecis, Cinta Larga, and Nambikwara Indians, populations that have been forever altered by their interaction with outsiders who encroached on their land. In gathering specimens, Meyers and his team focused on using modern scientific tools to study the structure-property relationships of wildlife, including piranhas, arapaimas, toucans, and curassows. The researchers were interested in the structure of these biological specimens all the way from the nano to the mesolevel, including their scales and beaks, and how they might inspire manmade compounds and structures. "