Through the Brazilian Wilderness
"The exploring party battled torrential downpours, oppressive heat, tortuous rapids, wild animals, fire ants, and jungle illness. Roosevelt suffered from jungle fever, dysentery, an ulcerated leg, blood poisoning, and heart problems; he also caught malaria, which strongly contributed to his death a few years later. Despite the ordeal, the expedition proved a tremendous success, collecting over 3,000 specimens of birds and mammals - many previously unknown to science. The River of Doubt was renamed Rio Roosevelt in his honor."--BOOK JACKET.
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