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Book Discussion Group: 'The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey'
At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt
, by Candice Millard, is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.
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. The River of Doubt is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. 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. 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.
Friday, March 8, 2019, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
Registration cancellations will be accepted