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Written circa 1930, this book essentially is a reminiscing of “war stories” by naturalist George Cherrie over his career that began around 1888 and encompassed some 38 sorties into Central and South American jungles. The climax is the telling of his 1914 journey down the River of Doubt with Theodore Roosevelt. This first-hand account is compelling because it is history as told by an eye witness. The story and book itself is charming and I found it to be refreshing to hear the life stories of som ...more