The next meeting of Thetford’s informal nonfiction book discussion group will take place at Latham Library on Thetford Hill on Tuesday October 29th at 7 pm.
We will be discussing The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard.
After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find; the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attacks, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The book brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction thriller that features one of history’s most famous Americans.
The book may be obtained from your local library, via interlibrary loan, possibly as an audio or e-book via ListenUp Vermont or in New Hampshire, New Hampshire Downloadable Books. Users need only get a barcode number from their local library to use the services. Or you can obtain the book from your favorite local bookseller, or via www.bookfinder.com, the aggregator site for booksellers both large and small from all over the world, and for books both new and secondhand.
All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.
E D M Landman MD