Roosevelt's Beast

Roosevelt's Beast

A reimagining of Teddy and Kermit Roosevelt's ill-fated 1914 Amazon expedition—a psychological twist on the smart historical thriller that first put Louis Bayard on the map

1914. Brazil's Rio da Dúvida, the River of Doubt. Plagued by hunger and suffering the lingering effects of malaria, Theodore Roosevelt, his son Kermit, and the other members of the now-ravaged Roosevelt-Rondon scientific expedition are traveling deeper and deeper into the jungle. When Kermit… (more)

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Bayard keeps the pace brisk and never lets the overwhelming visage of Teddy Roosevelt get in the way of the story. This terrific historical thriller simply cries out for a film treatment.

Roosevelt’s Beast is a lovely, horrific exploration of an exotic place and time. Bayard’s language is engaging, so it’s easy to turn the pages.


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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (March 18, 2014)

Collection: Henry Holt and Co.

Language: English


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