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Roosevelt's Beast

A Novel

By Louis Bayard

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 and Teddy are kidnapped by a never-before-seen Amazonian tribe, the great hunters are asked one thing in exchange for their freedom: find and kill a beast that leaves no tracks and that no member of the tribe has ever seen. But what are the origins of this beast, and how do they escape its brutal wrath?

Roosevelt's Beast is a story of the impossible things that become possible when civilization is miles away, when the mind plays tricks on itself, and when old family secrets refuse to stay buried. With his characteristically rich storytelling and a touch of old-fashioned horror, the bestselling and critically acclaimed Louis Bayard turns the story of the well-known Roosevelt-Rondon expedition on its head and dares to ask: Are the beasts among us more frightening than the beasts within?



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Format: Book
Author: Bayard, Louis
Title: Roosevelt's beast : a novel / Louis Bayard.
Publisher Date: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Subject: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 -- Fiction. Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition (1913-1914) -- Fiction. Brazil -- History -- 1889-1930 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780805090703 (hbk.) 0805090703 (hbk.)
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Call Number: F Bayard
Oclc: 853287273
Bib Id: 505127

Format: Book
Author: Bayard, Louis.
Title: Roosevelt's beast : a novel / Louis Bayard.
Edition: First Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Description: 299 pages : map, genealogical table ; 25 cm
Subjects: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition (1913-1914) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Brazil -- History -- 1889-1930 -- Fiction.
Genre: Adventure fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
LCCN: 2013028721
ISBN: 9780805090703 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0805090703 (hbk.)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Bayard