Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure by Samantha SeipleDeath on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure by Samantha Seiple

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

bySamantha Seiple

Hardcover | January 3, 2017

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The story of President Theodore Roosevelt's dangerous adventure down one of the most treacherous rivers on Earth.

Death on the River of Doubt takes readers inside the thrilling journey that unfolds as Theodore Roosevelt and his companions navigate the Amazonian River of Doubt through an unforgiving and unpredictable jungle. With new threats at every turn, from blood-thirsty 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.

With letters, diary entries, maps, photos, and more, Death on the River of Doubt is a comprehensive narrative nonfiction thriller and the first young adult book to tell this unbelievable tale.

Samantha Seiple is the author of Lincoln's Spymaster: Allan Pinkerton, America's First Private Eye, a 2015 Junior Library Guild Selection; Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska's WWII Invasion; and Byrd & Igloo: A Polar Adventure. She has worked as a competitive intelligence specialist for a Fortune 500 company, as a librarian,...
Title:Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon AdventureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.53 × 5.88 × 1 inPublished:January 3, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545709164

ISBN - 13:9780545709163


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Roosevelt had slammed his leg into a boulder, gouging his shin. As his blood oozed into the piranha-infested water, he quickly waded to the river's bank and limped back to the campsite at the foot of the rapids.At first glance, the wound appeared to be minor. But the former president knew what a bloody gash to his leg really meant, especially in the unknown and unforgiving jungle.Roosevelt was knocking on death's door.