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Good book. Interesting perspective.
This was a good book to truly understand the magnificent man that Theodore Roosevelt was. Still not sure how he survived the trip. It's a sure thing that our current president Hussein Obama isn't made of the "real stuff" that Teddy was made of. Can't even picture him in a canoe that he had to carve himself.
Great book, an excellent account of the hardships of exploring. In addition it was interesting to hear about the remote areas of the amazon jungle. If you don't enjoy this story there is something wrong with you.
Written from the journals of several men -- and thus, not a one-sided reflection of the expedition. Locations indicated in the book are described well, and listed in current atlas-- thus giving more insight into the true wilderness and the vastness of this previously unexplored area. Historically polite, with a mild protective coating of what I can only imagine may have been the real thoughts of the expedition journalists. Small details leading the reader into the intimate personalities of the characters allow for a most powerful view of what must have been an overwhelming adventure.
Very fascinating story. It's hard to believe that any one would attempt such a journey, let alone a former president of the United States. Fast paced with a good narrator.
Honestly, this is one of the most unbelievable stories I've ever listened to. I had to remind myself that Roosevelt CHOSE to go on this adventure. The hardships they faced day in and day out were mindboggling. Just when they would conquer one problem, they would turn the corner and there would be five more. I was blown away at the way one decision could test the fate of so many of the men who went on this trip. Page after page of unbelievable events. Extremely interesting.
Excellent presentation, fast moving and without a doubt one of the most amazing adventure trips ever. I had limited knowledge of Roosevelt's adventure spirit, but find him to be one of a kind.
This was a well written and well read book. I found it interesting from start to finish. It would have been good to have a map handy, and I'd like to see some pictures of the areas they traveled through, but the author's descriptions were very vivid.
This was a nice story about T. Roosevelt's river adventure. I can not see our current president trying this. What a man. It was enjoyable and interesting. The descriptions of the region helped me visualize the area.
I found this to be a very interesting book, thought not as informative as some that I have listen to.
CANDICE MILLARD is a former writer and editor at "National Geographic" magazine. She lives in Kansas City.