On My Reading List

#3. Travel- ‘ The River Of Doubt’ by Candice Millard, 2006.

“…Less than eighteen months after Theodore Roosevelt’s dramatic, failed campaign for an unprecedented third term in the White House, the sweat soaked figure before (respected naturalist) George Cherrie in the jungle darkness could not have been further from the power and privilege of his former office. Hundreds of miles from help or even any outside awareness of his ordeal, Roosevelt hovered agonizingly on the brink of death…”


Photo- Roosevelt writes at his portable desk while exploring The River of Doubt in South America. His face and arms are covered to protect them from the ceaseless biting and stinging insects.

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