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The river of doubt -- Into the Unknown Amazon

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In 1912, shortly after losing his bid to spend a third term as American President to Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt with his son Kermit, a Brazilian guide and a band of camaradas set off deep into the Amazon jungle and a very uncertain fate. Although Roosevelt did eventually return from THE RIVER OF DOUBT, he and his companions faced treacherous cataracts as well as the dangerous indigenous population of the Amazon. He became severely ill on the journey, nearly dying in the jungle from a blood infection and malaria. A mere five years later Roosevelt did die of related issues. One extraordinary factor is the resistance and disbelief the well-respected Roosevelt faced upon what should have been a triumphant return. The region was considered so dangerous that most reputable exploration societies considered Roosevelt's discoveries improbable. The Amazon emerges as a world unconstrained by the rules of civilisation, a place where an ex-president becomes just another creature struggling to survive.



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Added value:
2005 edition.
Author(s):
Candice Millard
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
160 mm x 244 mm x 766 g
Edition:
Other
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0316724750
ISBN-13:
9780316724753
Number of pages:
430
Publisher:
Little, Brown
Title:
The river of doubt -- Into the Unknown Amazon

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In 1912, shortly after losing his bid to spend a third term as American President to Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt with his son Kermit, a Brazilian guide and a band of camaradas set off deep into the Amazon jungle and a very uncertain fate. Although Roosevelt did eventually return from THE RIVER OF DOUBT, he and his companions faced treacherous cataracts as well as the dangerous indigenous population of the Amazon. He became severely ill on the journey, nearly dying in the jungle from a blood infection and malaria. A mere five years later Roosevelt did die of related issues. One extraordinary factor is the resistance and disbelief the well-respected Roosevelt faced upon what should have been a triumphant return. The region was considered so dangerous that most reputable exploration societies considered Roosevelt's discoveries improbable. The Amazon emerges as a world unconstrained by the rules of civilisation, a place where an ex-president becomes just another creature struggling to survive.



No inscriptions
Dust jacket v good.

Added value:
2005 edition.
Author(s):
Candice Millard
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
160 mm x 244 mm x 766 g
Edition:
Other
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0316724750
ISBN-13:
9780316724753
Number of pages:
430
Publisher:
Little, Brown
Title:
The river of doubt -- Into the Unknown Amazon

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