Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure

I did have a murderous trip down South, but it was mighty interesting In October 1913, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a tour of South America The thrill seeking adventurer had no idea that he would soon receive an offer he couldn t refuse the chance to lead an expedition deep into the jungle to chart an unmapped river with his son Kerm I did have a murderous trip down South, but it was mighty interesting In October 1913, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a tour of South America The thrill seeking adventurer had no idea that he would soon receive an offer he couldn t refuse the chance to lead an expedition deep into the jungle to chart an unmapped river with his son Kermit and renowned Brazilian explorer Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon.Death on the River of Doubt takes readers inside the thrilling journey that unfolds as Roosevelt, Rondon, Kermit, and their companions navigate an unpredictable river through an unforgiving jungle With new threats at every turn, from bloodthirsty piranhas and raging rapids to starvation, disease, and a traitor in their own ranks, it seems that not everyone will make it out alive.Through it all, the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt remained determined to complete their mission and rewrite the map of the world Or die trying.
Death on the River of Doubt Theodore Roosevelt s Amazon Adventure I did have a murderous trip down South but it was mighty interesting In October Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Janeiro Brazil on a tour of South America The thrill seeking adventurer ha

  • Title: Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure
  • Author: Samantha Seiple
  • ISBN: 9780545709163
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Anyone as old as me remember those old orange-covered biographies (Childhoods of Famous Americans series) that would take up an entire shelf in elementary school? I adored them and read everything I could find. They were easy to read, interesting, informative, and had enough illustrations to break up the narrative. I thought of those books when I read "Death on the River of Doubt," which I picked up at the library not realizing it was a teen book. But no matter, I thoroughly enjoyed this look at [...]

    2. Richie’s Picks: DEATH ON THE RIVER OF DOUBT: THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S ADVENTURE by Samantha Seiple, Press, January 2017, 224p ISBN: 978-0-545-70916-3“As president, Roosevelt created five national parks (doubling the previously existing number); signed the landmark Antiquities Act and used its special provisions to unilaterally create 18 national monuments, including the Grand Canyon; set aside 51 national bird sanctuaries, four national game refuges, and more than 100 million acres’ worth [...]

    3. Seiple has done it again-- come out with a narrative nonfiction book filled with odd facts I never knew as well as adventure. I adored Ghosts in the Fog, and it's been wildly popular with my WWII fanatics, and her Byrd and Igloo was one that an 8th grader loved so much that he said "I don't normally like nonfiction, but that was really good! Can I have another like that?" (He ended up with No Better Friend.)We all have this vague idea that Teddy Roosevelt was an adventurer, but I had no idea the [...]

    4. This was an interesting nonfic/bio. It was about former president Theodore Roosevelt's expedition. His son Kermit was working in Brazil and was nearly killed in a construction accident. Roosevelt wanted to see for himself that his son was okay. He set up some speeches and then traveled to Brazil. He was offered the opportunity to be part of an expedition into the to explore an uncharted river. Roosevelt has wanted to be a naturalist and loved adventure. He jumped at the chance. His son Kermit [...]

    5. Former President Teddy Roosevelt was invited down to Brazil to give a series of lectures. While down there, he was invited to join an expedition to explore and map what was believed to be a new branch of the , the River of Doubt. Never one to say no to a good adventure, Teddy and his son Kermit joined the expedition led by renowned Brazilian explorer Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon. Instead of finding a nice easy river, though, the expedition encountered numerous difficulties and all of them we [...]

    6. Death on the River of Doubt follows the journey of Cândido Rondon and Theodore Roosevelt as they travel along the previously uncharted River of Doubt, discussing the trials and tribulations they face along the way, from hostile natives to disease and betrayal. The book moved through the expedition with chapters about important day(s), using the writings of the participants and the newspapers of the time to describe what happened in a way that is understandable to kids, while also factually corr [...]

    7. Death on the River of Doubt follows the journey of Cândido Rondon and Theodore Roosevelt as they travel along the previously uncharted River of Doubt, discussing the trials and tribulations they face along the way, from hostile natives to disease and betrayal. The book moved through the expedition with chapters about important day(s), using the writings of the participants and the newspapers of the time to describe what happened in a way that is understandable to kids, while also factually corr [...]

    8. Good book and easy to read. This is a perfect fit for a classroom read; especially for history class. Pacing is good as well. Honestly I couldn’t find anything wrong with this book. I enjoyed learning more about Teddy Roosevelt and his accomplishments. I thought the author did a great job of leading the reader through the difficult journey this group of explorers endured through the jungle. Although there were piranhas and cannibals the book isn’t gory. Interesting reading for anyone. Pictu [...]

    9. This book was fascinating!It had anything a teen or tween could want! Adventure, death plots, cannibals, weaponry, loyalty, and justice. This work provides a brief insight into the life of Theodore Roosevelt and digs into his trip through the River of Doubt. Roosevelt and several other important explorers traveled this previously unexplored and un-mapped river in South America. They faced rapids, hostile animals and hostile people along their long trip through the jungle. I was (unexpectedly) c [...]

    10. This audio book was good. Narrator did a fine job. Wished the author wrote a lengthier work. More could've been spent on Roosevelt's childhood. I know the focus was the expedition, but explaining or about his childhood and love of science in depth would have helped. In the audiobook version, they don't really address the gathering of specimens is shooting, killing, and skinning. There was some bias language with referring to the South America native tribes Indians, and 'discovering' the Brazilia [...]

    11. Action adventure in spades!President Teddy Roosevelt was an extraordinary man, this non-fiction story of his post-presidency exploration in Brazil makes clear. This is true in terms of his leadership (what I have is yours) and his insatiable curiosity. I loved his relationship with his son Kermit. This tale of exploration in the made me grateful for my comfy bed, glad to find Brazil nuts to buy (& fortunately no monkeys available for purchase in the butcher section), and squeamish about mal [...]

    12. Death on the River of Doubt takes readers inside the thrilling journey that unfolds as Roosevelt, Rondon, Kermit, and their companions navigate an unpredictable river through an unforgiving jungle. With new threats at every turn, from bloodthirsty piranhas and raging rapids to starvation, disease, and a traitor in their own ranks, it seems that not everyone will make it out alive.Through it all, the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt remained determined to complete their mission and rewrite the map of [...]

    13. Death on the River of Doubt is an amazing tale of adventure. It was almost unbelievable that anyone in the expedition survived. If you thought you knew who Theodore Roosevelt was, this book will unveil a whole lot you didn’t know about this relentless character. At the end of the book, he says, “I’m an old man now and I did have a murderous trip down South, but it was mighty interesting.” He as only sixty, but had lived his life hard. This would be a great choice for middle school battle [...]

    14. For a book that is very much geared toward middle grades this was a FASCINATING read. The author deftly combines historical documentation of Roosevelt’s journey down the River of Doubt with passages about native cultures, wildlife, disease, etc. The book is informative and fast-paced! Readers who don’t know much about Roosevelt will hold their breath to see if he survives the trip and readers (like me) who love this President will love him even more when it is over.

    15. Not quite as scintillating as I wanted it to be when I picked it up at the bookfair to send to my nephew but still pretty good. We'll see what he thinks. It really did pick up after the first couple of chapters. I would NOT want to do any of it. But I'll read about it. Wasn't sure weather to mark as juvenile non fic or YA non fic. It's longer than most of my elem readers will ever even think about finishing but length doesn't make it YA.

    16. I will read pretty much anything about my favorite president so couldn't pass this up. I have read an adult book about TR's trip to the , and I thought this was a good version of the story for younger readers. Compelling and straightforward.

    17. A thrilling and fascinating read of an exploit by our 26th president who, during his presidency, set aside 230,000,000 acres of land for public protection. Unfortunately, our 45th president is doing his damndest to take away. The dotard wouldn't last a day on the river of Doubt.

    18. This started a little slow but once they got to the river I could not put it down! Great non-fiction for young adults, although the content would be interesting for anyone.

    19. Audrey brought this home from the school library & it looked really good. Since it was my turn to pick the family book, we read this. It was such a good book. I had no idea Roosevelt went to S. America & helped map & explore an unknown river at the time. We learned a lot & enjoyed reading this. I don't think I would be as adventurous to go to Brazil & travel down an unknown river. Piranans, natives who want nothing to do with white men, starvation, illness, jungle environment [...]

    20. This book was really interesting, and very informative. It is about Teddy Roosevelt's adventure down the River of Doubt, in the jungle. He, with 20 other men, fight their way through the wilderness to map the unknown territory. It stated many facts that I never knew about Teddy, and kept me reading! It follows the highs and lows of an explorer's daily struggles. There are many photographs of places they went, animals they killed, or things they did while traveling through the . It also includes [...]

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