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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The River of Doubt - Candice Millard

Book Blog

Inquiring minds need to know :) My new book pick is Candice Millard's book, Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey: The River of Doubt. It is quite an interesting read so far. The synopsis is this:

After Teddy Roosevelt's ran for President for the third time and finally lost in 1912, he embarks on trip down an uncharted tributary of the Amazon, actually once named the River of Doubt. He embarked on the journey partly to get away from his defeat and partly for the sense of adventure. So far, Millard's writing is beautifully done. It is all historically based but reads like a novel. I love that she quotes them in their own words taken from letters, etc. She went into a lot of research to write it all up and I love when the author includes photos so you can get a picture of what the characters looked like. I'll let you know what I think when I finish :)

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