By: Candice Millard
Publisher: Anchor Books, Random House Inc. (www.anchorbooks.com)
Cover design: Lovedog Studio
Reviewed by: Lynard Barnes, April 5, 2013
Summary: RIVER DOUBT: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey tells the story of President Theodore Roosevelt’s exploration into the Amazon jungle after his 1912 election defeat at the head of the Progressive Party.
The most fascinating aspect of history is learning about how people saw themselves within their historical context. It is an impossible task of course. We cannot get into the minds of long dead people and examine what they thought. We have only their deeds, their acts.