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

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

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River of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey
Title
River of doubt
Title remainder
Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey
Statement of responsibility
Candice Millard
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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
PABRO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Millard, Candice
Dewey number
918.1/13045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F2546
LC item number
.M587 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt River (Brazil)
  • Amazon River Valley
  • Rain forests
  • Natural history
  • Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Presidents
Label
River of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey, Candice Millard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-402) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xi, 416 pages
Isbn
9780767913737
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
River of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey, Candice Millard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xi, 416 pages
Isbn
9780767913737
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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