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Review: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

User Review  - Mark Pryor - Goodreads

Being a TR fan my inclination was to give this book 4 or 5 stars by default. I gave it 3 stars simply because I found it difficult to read at some points. The subject matter was interesting and I could not imagine Hollywood coming up with a better plot nor more fascinating characters Read full review

Review: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

User Review  - Selina - Goodreads

I'm rating this deeply researched book, only 3 stars due to the fact that it was not about Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, but about the ecosystem of the Amazon jungle. Interesting though it was ... Read full review

Review: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

User Review  - John Diconsiglio - Goodreads

There's an extraordinary adventure story somewhere in here—if you can hack through the exhaustive descriptions of the Amazon jungle to find it. It's almost unbelievable that a president (even one as ... Read full review

Review: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

User Review  - Rahul Adusumilli - Goodreads

This is the tale of the discovery of the Roosevelt river, a tributary of a tributary that flows into the Amazon. Discovering a river means traveling from the source to the mouth, and in this instance ... Read full review

Review: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

While entertaining, this particular volume felt repetitive and bland to someone who is more familiar with the history of Amazon exploration. Its greatest feature for me was the discussion of Rondon ... Read full review

Review: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

User Review  - Pamela - Goodreads

If you want to know MORE about Theodore Roosevelt after reading Doris Kearns Goodwin's, "The Bully Pulpit," which ends with Roosevelt's loss in the 1912 election, read this exciting tale of his ... Read full review

Review: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

User Review  - Maureen - Goodreads

It took me a while to get over the fact that the team was so ill prepared for even the original trip that was planned, one that would travel "along well-known navigable rivers" and "would not be ... Read full review

Review: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

User Review  - Morris Nelms - Goodreads

Good, but not great. Conrad describes the menace of the jungle in about 20 unforgettable sentences. I think Millard spent 100 pages telling me how many different ways the jungle was out to get me ... Read full review

Review: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

User Review  - AJ - Goodreads

I love exploration/adventure?survival (non-fiction)stories. Shackelton, Amundsen... Several trusted reviewers recommended this book highly. I was never well versed on President Teddy Roosevelt. It was ... Read full review

Review: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

User Review  - Kathi - Goodreads

Not as good as her book about Garfield. Learned quite a bit about exploring which is good. Read full review


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