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

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

Label
River of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey
Title
River of doubt
Title remainder
Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey
Statement of responsibility
Candice Millard
Title variation
Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey
Creator
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
Cataloging source
MOZ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Millard, Candice
Dewey number
918.1/13045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
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, Theodore
  • Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition
  • Rain forests
  • Natural history
  • Presidents
  • Roosevelt River (Brazil)
  • Amazon River Valley
Target audience
adult
Label
River of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey, Candice Millard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, c2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-402) and index
Contents
Breaking away. Defeat ; Opportunity ; Preparation ; On the open sea ; A change of plans -- Into the wilderness. Beyond the frontier ; Disarray and tragedy ; Hard choices ; Warnings from the dead -- The descent. The unknown ; 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 -- Iron cruelty. Attack ; The wide belts ; Hunger ; The myth of "beneficent nature" ; "I will stop here" -- Despair. Missing ; The worst in a man ; "He who kills must die" ; Judgment ; The cauldron -- Deliverance. The rubber men ; A pair of flags
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books Broadway Books ed.
Extent
xi, 416 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780767913737
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)647769182
  • 598923
  • (OCoLC)ocn647769182
  • (DLC)598923
Label
River of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey, Candice Millard
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, c2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-402) and index
Contents
Breaking away. Defeat ; Opportunity ; Preparation ; On the open sea ; A change of plans -- Into the wilderness. Beyond the frontier ; Disarray and tragedy ; Hard choices ; Warnings from the dead -- The descent. The unknown ; 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 -- Iron cruelty. Attack ; The wide belts ; Hunger ; The myth of "beneficent nature" ; "I will stop here" -- Despair. Missing ; The worst in a man ; "He who kills must die" ; Judgment ; The cauldron -- Deliverance. The rubber men ; A pair of flags
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books Broadway Books ed.
Extent
xi, 416 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780767913737
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)647769182
  • 598923
  • (OCoLC)ocn647769182
  • (DLC)598923

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