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Viewing Entry - Through the Brazilian wilderness (S15449)
by Roosevelt, Theodore.

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TitleThrough the Brazilian wilderness
Author / Responsible partyRoosevelt, Theodore.
GenreVoyages and travel.
TopicsVoyages and travel. Brazil -- Description and travel Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition (1913-1914) Zoology -- Brazil Roosevelt River (Brazil)
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


After losing his bid for the United States Presidency as a third party candidate, Theodore Roosevelt decided to take on the most dangerous adventure left on earth. He and his son, Kermit, accepted Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon's invitation to help him plot the course of the River of Doubt. The River of Doubt could just as easily have been named the River of Death. The river's rapids turned out to be much more ferocious than expected, cannibalistic natives dogged the group through most of the journey, and Murphy was their constant companion. The expedition lost men, supplies, and canoes. At one point, Roosevelt contracted a flesh-eating bacteria and became so weak that he urged his son to leave him behind to die. Ultimately Teddy and Kermit emerged from the wilderness triumphantly. Here is their story in Theodore Roosevelt's own words.

Additional Information

System control numberS15449
Original Print PublisherNew York : Charles Scribners Sons, 1914
Narrator NameVarious.
Participant or performer noteVarious.
Narrators GenderMale & Female narrators