Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was the 26th President of the United States. His politics led the U.S. more deeply into global affairs, and his leadership helped to found the Progressive Movement. He was also a writer, naturalist, and soldier as well as a politician. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906. He lived by his slogan, “speak softly and carry a big stick.”
Through the Brazilian Wilderness (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)by Theodore Roosevelt
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In 1913 the former President teamed up with his son Kermit and Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon for a six-week, thousand-mile journey along what it now known as the Roosevelt River. The malaria he contracted there shortened his life, but Roosevelt left this diary of the native people, landscapes, exotic plants, and dangerous animals he encountered during the trip.
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