The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey-怀疑之河:Theodore Roosevelt最黑暗的旅程

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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey-怀疑之河:Theodore Roosevelt最黑暗的旅程

1913-1914年,巴西著名探险家C ndido Mariano da Silva Rondon率队穿越亚马孙雨林,他们要到亚马孙河支流Rio da Dúvida考察,并顺利绘制出那里的地图。作为探险队成员的Roosevelt本以为这是一趟 “愉快的旅程",没想到却成了亡命之旅。三人遇难,一半的驮畜死亡;Roosevelt差点死于疟疾;他的儿子Kermit险些被淹死。食肉的水虎鱼、毒蛇和一起谋杀案为这场最终改变了巴西地图的史诗般的冒险增添了悬疑色彩。

作者:Candice Millard

书名:The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey《怀疑之河:Theodore Roosevelt最黑暗的旅程》

简介: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.

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