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The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
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Once the set-up for this book is complete, you'll be engulfed by the brutal conditions Roosevelt and his team had to navigate on their exploratory journey down what's now known as the Roosevelt River. I'm not a nature buff, don't like to camp, and would certainly never rate such an experience on my "Bucket List." That's why I was totally surprised to feel treated by long descriptions of creatures and plants encountered on this previously uncharted South American river, not to mention the flawed and testosterone-heavy thinking that led Roosevelt to seek and suffer through such adventures. It's a delightful read, thus far. And one I've been able to read while working on other books.--a trait that I always find appealing in a non-fiction book!
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Doubleday  Books Candice Millard’s new book, THE DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC, hits stores 9/20/11. If you are interested in a review copy, please email doubledaymarketing@randomhouse.com with your mailing address and use DESTINY as your subject line. Txs!


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