The River of Doubt

Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

Recommended by Ryan Holiday, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #5 in Exploration, Ranked #16 in Presidentssee more rankings.

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...

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Ryan Holiday AuthorThese two unusual historical narratives about U.S presidents are shockingly good. I will read whatever else this woman writes. (Source)

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