The River of Doubt
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The River of Doubt

  • Author : Candice Millard
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2009-12-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 030757508X

The River of Doubt Book Description :

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 sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived. From the soaring beauty of the Amazon rain forest to the darkest night of Theodore Roosevelt’s life, here is Candice Millard’s dazzling debut. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Darkest Journey

Darkest Journey

  • Author : Heather Graham
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460395929

Darkest Journey Book Description :

They say it’s about the journey, not the destination… Charlene “Charlie” Moreau is back in St. Francisville, Louisiana, to work on a movie. One night, she stumbles across the body of a Civil War reenactor, the second murdered in two days. Charlie is shocked to learn that her father—a guide on the Journey, a historic paddle wheeler that’s sponsoring the reenactment—is a suspect. Meanwhile, Ethan Delaney, new to the FBI’s Krewe of Hunters, is brought in on the case. He and Charlie have a history of their own, dating back to when he rescued her from a graveyard—led there by a Confederate ghost! Charlie arranges a Mississippi River cruise so she and Ethan can get close to the reenactors, find out who knows what, who has a motive. They discover a lot more as they resume the relationship that ended ten years ago…but might die, along with them, on the Journey.

The Darkest Journey

The Darkest Journey

  • Author : Tammy L. Stewart
  • Publisher : Outskirts Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478707882

The Darkest Journey Book Description :

The Darkest Journey is my personal journey through the most painful event that can ever happen to a parent; the death of a child. This journey covers the first year of my loss in this world without my little Ryan, who went to Heaven when he had just turned 16.While it can be brutally honest in its painfulness, the main point of the journey is to glorify God and show His love and light can get us through even a life-defying event such as this. You will find God’s light here on Earth until you are reunited with your beautiful child in eternity.

Quicklet on Candice Millard s The River of Doubt  Theodore Roosevelt s Darkest Journey

Quicklet on Candice Millard s The River of Doubt Theodore Roosevelt s Darkest Journey

  • Author : Judith Mary Wilson
  • Publisher : Hyperink Inc
  • Release Date : 2012-03-02
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614648536

Quicklet on Candice Millard s The River of Doubt Theodore Roosevelt s Darkest Journey Book Description :

ABOUT THE BOOK The story of one of President Theodore Roosevelt’s most dangerous adventures, Candice Millard’s The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, goes beyond telling the tale of Roosevelt’s harrowing passage along an uncharted South American river to explore his character and the motivation that drove him to seek such a challenge. Family, dogged determination, his personal philosophy, and political loss are all elements that contribute to this portrait of a complex man and make him more than a one-dimensional historical figure. Millard conducted extensive research to understand both the members of the expedition and the area through which they traveled, providing depth and detail to a real-life voyage gone wrong. In the “Notes” at the end of the book, the sources she cites fill 38 pages and include scores of news reports of the day, transcripts of lectures, and letters. The “Select Bibliography” occupies another eight pages and lists books and papers on the people of the rain forest, as well as its plants and animals, expedition members’ personal accounts of the journey, and Roosevelt’s own writing. The knowledge she acquired allows her to capture a sense of both the people and the place and the risk the explorers were taking as they headed into the unknown. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK More menacing was the constant presence of the Cinta Larga, a tribe of cannibals who blended into the landscape and never showed themselves, but kept watch on the foreigners who had encroached on their territory. Enduring near starvation as their food ran low, many members of the expedition became ill, most notably, Roosevelt himself, who was suffering from malaria and developed an infection after injuring his leg on a rock in the river. Near death, he decided to take his own life with a lethal dose of morphine, believing that it was better to sacrifice one life than risk the safety of the whole team. Kermit, however, took charge, and the expeditio

The Night Is Always Darkest    a Young Man s Journey on the Edge of Suicide

The Night Is Always Darkest a Young Man s Journey on the Edge of Suicide

  • Author : J. Michaels
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006-11-01
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780615135175

The Night Is Always Darkest a Young Man s Journey on the Edge of Suicide Book Description :

A touching and heartwrenching collection of honest, unpolished poetry. This book chronicles the pain of one young man during the most difficult period of his life. Although at times it does seem to be deserving of the title, this collection actually can offer hope and enlightenment to anyone struggling with the challenges of life.

Journey to Success

Journey to Success

  • Author : Sarah King
  • Publisher : Paragon Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-04-21
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782223924

Journey to Success Book Description :

“All of a sudden the room began to spin. I saw the ceiling above me and heard a crack as I landed heavily on the floor. Clumps of my hair lay beside me and I felt a raw tingling in my scalp.” Throughout her life, Sarah has seen many people suffering on their personal journeys. She too has mountains to climb emotionally. But despite the physical and emotional abuse from those she should be able to trust, Sarah feels the vibrational energy of all she encounters and it gets her to thinking about how we all affect each other. As her life unfolds magical help appears from a higher power that makes her realise that there is more to life than she ever thought was possible when she was growing up …

Going Places  A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative

  • Author : Robert Burgin
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2013-01-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 572
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610693851

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative Book Description :

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Seize the Wind

Seize the Wind

  • Author : Heather Graham
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2019-06-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488053306

Seize the Wind Book Description :

Available for the first time in ebook! Plunge into the drama and romance of this historical from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. Originally published in the anthology Renegades in 1995. Traveling through the forest north of London, Kate’s envoy is attacked by highwaymen, and Kate is kidnapped. The masked bandits’ leader is a man named Shadow, who is determined to use Kate as a ransom against the Duke of Manning. When she tries to flee, Shadow imprisons her, and makes it clear that he’s in charge. But is her future with her bethrothed, a Duke she’s never met? Or here, with Shadow?

After the Darkest Hour

After the Darkest Hour

  • Author : Kathleen A. Brehony
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2000-09-11
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1429933232

After the Darkest Hour Book Description :

In the tradition of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, a book that explains the transformative power of suffering Most people understand that suffering and sorrow are inevitable parts of every life and that illness, death, or loss of a loved one are universal experiences, not retribution or a symptom of bad luck. But few of us comprehend the ways in which suffering can give rise to growth. In this sensitive and caring book, Kathleen Brehony describes the experiences of people who have endured life's trials and consequently found deeper spiritual and psychological meaning in their lives. Drawing on a rich selection of mythological and religious stories from many faiths, Berhony provides a historical and cultural context that enriches the meaning of these deeply personal tales. After the Darkest Hour explores the qualities--psychological, behavioral, and spiritual--of those who have turned periods of pain and suffering into opportunities for growth and renewal. The final chapters offer exercises that will help readers approach the difficult situations they face in a more conscious, enlightened way, as well as specific suggestions for creating personal healing rituals.

Born Under Auschwitz

Born Under Auschwitz

  • Author : Mary Cosgrove
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571135568

Born Under Auschwitz Book Description :

Uncovers the literary traditions of melancholy that inform major works of postwar and contemporary German literature dealing with the Holocaust and the Nazi period.