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Christopher Leekeenan Millard tells a gripping story with fascinating details ranging from botany to human interactions.
Robert Wilson Thrilling and insightful. Reads like fiction perhaps because Roosevelt and Rondon are so bigger than life. A story that needed to be told. Should be made into a movie. Parts remind me of the German film, Fitzcarraldo.
Hugh Heinsohn If it were fiction, everyone would say it was completely unbelievable. The rest of Roosevelt's achievements make this expedition a footnote in history. But wow - what a story - of one of the most poorly conceived and dangerous journeys in history. The author does a fantastic job of explaining what happened and also setting the scene, including the natural world passing by the expedition members, as the stumble their way along an incredibly treacherous river.
Karin Boutall Very fascinating adventure story through the jungles of the Amazon with Roosevelt and his crews. Feels like an Indiana Jones trek, more than a bibliography. Lots of detail. I enjoy reading history and bibliography. It reminded me of the movie Medicine Man with Sean Connery.
Mary Kay This book is amazing. Well written and a gripping tale of survival and ingenuity. I cannot believe what the expedition went through and as one reviewer noted, how ill conceived the entire journey was but what an accomplishment. I read this book years ago and still cannot put it out of my mind. I recommend highly.