On March 17 at 2:30 p.m., we will explore The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard at St. Matthew’s.

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait—this is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of the River of Doubt—an uncharted, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Rondon, Roosevelt faced an unbelievable series of hardships; but ultimately, the expedition accomplished a seemingly impossible feat and changed the map of the Western Hemisphere forever.

Save the date: On April 28 we will discuss Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.