The River Of Doubt
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📒The River Of Doubt ✍ Candice Millard
✏The River of Doubt Book Summary : 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. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒Death On The River Of Doubt ✍ Samantha Seiple
✏Death on the River of Doubt Book Summary : "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 ✍ Theodore Iv Roosevelt
✏Through the Brazilian Wilderness Book Summary :
📒Theodore Roosevelt Through The Brazilian Wilderness ✍ Theodore Roosevelt
✏Theodore Roosevelt Through the Brazilian Wilderness Book Summary : This is an account of a zoographic reconnaissance through the Brazilian hinterland.' (Theodore Roosevelt) In this book Theodore Roosevelt describes the scientific discovery, scenic tropical vistas, and exotic flora and fauna experienced during the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition into the Brazilian jungle he attended in 1913. Roosevelt was one of the most famous presidents of the United States of America. But his achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier though are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.
📒The Roosevelts ✍ Geoffrey C. Ward
✏The Roosevelts Book Summary : This enhanced eBook includes original audio recordings of presidential speeches, exclusive chapter introduction videos by Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward, and special footage about the making of the PBS documentary, THE ROOSEVELTS. An extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America's greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation-the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in the fall of 2014. This engaging, revelatory book is an intimate history of three extraordinary individuals from the same extraordinary family-Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Geoffrey C. Ward, distilling more than thirty years of thinking and writing about the Roosevelts, and the acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns help us understand for the first time that, despite the fierce partisanship of their eras and ours, the Roosevelts were far more united than divided. All the history the Roosevelts made is here, but this is primarily a book about human beings, each of whom somehow overcame obstacles that would have undone less forceful personalities, and all of whom wrestled in their lives with issues still familiar to the rest of us-anger and the need for forgiveness, courage and cowardice, confidence and self-doubt, loyalty to family and the need to be oneself. This is the story of the Roosevelts-no other American family ever touched so many lives.
📒Through The Brazilian Wilderness ✍ Theodore Roosevelt
✏Through the Brazilian Wilderness Book Summary : This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
📒The Lost City Of Z ✍ David Grann
✏The Lost City of Z Book Summary : **NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING ROBERT PATTINSON, CHARLIE HUNNAM AND SIENNA MILLER** ‘A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure’JOHN GRISHAM The story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's The Lost World Fawcett was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace. For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration. ‘A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration’ Sunday Times ‘Marvellous ... An engrossing book whose protagonist could out-think Indiana Jones’ Daily Telegraph ‘The best story in the world, told perfectly’ Evening Standard ‘A fascinating and brilliant book’ Malcolm Gladwell
✏Journal of an Embassy from the Governor General of India to the Court of Ava in the Year 1827 Book Summary : In this 1829 book, British official John Crawfurd describes his experiences at the Court of Ava in Burma (Myanmar).
📒Grand Vizier Of Krar Balance Of Doubt ✍ W. John Tucker
✏Grand Vizier of Krar Balance of Doubt Book Summary : Balance of Doubt is the third chronicle in the series, after Strings of Destiny and Fulcrum of Power. Unaware that her truelove yet lives, Blan sets out on another desperate mission to thwart the enemy. Port Fandabbin, bastion of freedom, is besieged and blockaded. If Blan succeeds, the tide of war may turn, at least for a while. If she fails, the enemy’s victory is inevitable. Meanwhile, Blan faces new danger from Queen Rega, Black Knight’s older sister, who has taken direct control of the imperial forces. Rega seeks extermination of all Dabbinans and execution of both Blan and Memwin. If anyone thought that Black Knight was the most evil person in the world, they could not have met Queen Rega ….. or perhaps everyone is misled … what of the secretive and psychopathic Order of Chains and its Grand Master in waiting, the new Count Prokkanix, descendant of Praalis’s old adversary?
📒Rivers Of Courage And Doubt ✍ Nicholas Isika
✏Rivers of Courage and Doubt Book Summary : This is an incredible, inspiring true story of a young man's dream and stubborn courage. Nicholas Isika left Kenya as a teenager and arrived in the United States with only forty-five dollars in his pocket, but he earned an education at Augustana Academy in Canton, South Dakota. Even then, it was never a given that he would build a career in finance and a successful international business. Much of his success can be traced back to the wisdom instilled in him by his parents, who always told him, "The mind that won't quit through hard times and refuses to sit and wait, but applies action instead, is the mind that will succeed." You'll be inspired by Nick's journey from farming in Kenya to playing an important role in high-stakes business in his adopted country. His perseverance, family values, and intelligence allowed him to learn tremendous lessons while traveling down "Rivers of Courage and Doubt.