The River of Doubt

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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
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First edition cover
AuthorCandice Millard
PublisherBroadway Books, Anchor Books
Publication date
LC Class2005046541
WebsiteThe River of Doubt

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey is a 2005 book by Candice Millard covering president Theodore Roosevelt's scientific expedition up the 1,000 mile long River of Doubt (later renamed the Roosevelt River). Millard's first book, it went on to become a Book Sense pick, winner of the William Rockhill Nelson Award, and a finalist for the Quill Awards.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Millard's book received praise from editors of various news organizations and was listed on The New York Times Best Seller list.[2] Bruce Barcott of the New York Times described it as, "an exhilarating story,"[3] and Tahir Shah of The Washington Post called it "a truly gripping tale."[4]

In 2010, Kathy Hickman of The Sun Chronicle described the book, "as a bracing and inspiring start to the new year, you won't find a better tale."[5]


  1. ^ "Candice Millard Wins 2017 BIO Award". Biographers International Organization. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Expeditions Books - Best Sellers - The New York Times". The New York Times. April 12, 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ Barcott, Bruce (October 16, 2005). "'The River of Doubt': Cândido and Ted's Excellent Adventure". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  4. ^ Shah, Reviewed by Tahir (6 November 2005). "Big Stick in the Jungle". The Washington Post. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  5. ^ "HICKMAN: Rolling on the river with Teddy Roosevelt". The Sun Chronicle. January 8, 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2018.

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