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Book Group — Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Please RSVP to Jennifer at  jendan@gmail.com if you are planning to attend.  Hope to see you there. 

 

We will be choosing the books for the next three months at this meeting.  If you are unable to make it, please email Jennifer with any suggestions that you may have.

 

Date: Tuesday, April 12

Time: 3:30 pm

Place: Libros del Pasaje, Thames 1762

 

We will be discussing The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard

 

THE RIVER OF DOUBT – it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world.

 

After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of the unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt faced an unbelievable series of hardships: they lost their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and endured starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks.  In the end, three men would die, and Rooselvelt would be brought to the brink of suicide, but the expedition accomplished a seemingly impossible feat, and changed the map of the Western Hemisphere forever.

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