Adult Book Discussion - The River of Doubt
Date: Sat. February 16, 2013
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
4400 W. Lawrence Avenue
About this event:
Please join us at the Mayfair Branch as we discuss the true-life adventure thriller, The River of Doubt.
After his humiliating election defeat to Woodrow Wilson in 1912, former American president Theodore Roosevelt has nothing but free time on his hands. So what does he decide to do? Descend the deadly rapids of a previously-unexplored tributary of the Amazon River, of course.
With his son Kermit, the Brazilian explorer Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon, and their small team of men, Roosevelt faces deadly hardships almost every step of the way. A unique blend of historical biography and page-turning adventure thriller, Candice Millard's, The River of Doubt brings to life the most extraordinary events from the life of one extraordinary man.
Copies are available for checkout at the Mayfair Branch; or you can order one for pickup at your preferred location here: http://www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/2172110