The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey
When Suzanne of Goodreads chose another Candice Millard, Destiny of the Republic, as one of her favorite books in What Should I Read Next Episode 242 ("Sharing Good Reads with good friends), I bumped it to the top of my TBR. Now I'm interested in reading more by Millard. From the publisher: "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. 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."