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The River of Doubt - Candice Millard

Little, Brown, 2005, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good+.

First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South American rainforest was largely uncharted territory. Few white men had ventured into its hostile, impenetrable depths. Even fewer had attempted to chart the River of Doubt, a churning, ink-black tributary of the Amazon that wends its way 1,000 miles through the Brazilian rainforest. It was regarded as one of the most dangerous places on earth. And it was here, in 1914, that ex-President Theodore Roosevelt spearheaded one of the most extraordinary and, until now, largely unchronicled expeditions in modern history. Candice Millard’s triumphant account reads like a thriller yet strikes at the heart and truth of a journey dogged by chaos, bad preparation and near-starvation. In time, Roosevelt’s achievement was recognised — the River of Doubt now bears his name. Yet it was a trip that carried all the grandeur, folly and vaunting ambition of the world’s greatest true adventures.”

Size: 9" x 5¾". 430 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.