Roosevelt redux! Here’s the sequel to Joseph Ornig’s wonderful and wonderfully attended presentation about our most prolific presidential penman. This time, Mr. Ornig will take us along on Teddy’s taxing and terrifying journey through Brazil, and reveal the astonishing writing output that came out of the ordeal. Roosevelt wrote a 120,000 word book of travel and natural history based on the adventure and posted home a canoe load of magazine articles on the social, economic and political life in Brazil.
Mr. Ornig has written and lectured on Theodore Roosevelt's remarkable experiences as a journalist, writer, wilderness explorer and naturalist. Ornig's book, My Last Chance to be a Boy, provided the first full, unvarnished account of TR's near-disastrous expedition to Brazil in 1914, where he sought to explore the uncharted River of Doubt.
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