S02 E04

The Amazonian Expedition that Nearly Killed Teddy Roosevelt

After losing a presidential re-election bid, Teddy Roosevelt traveled to Brazil for a dangerous journey down an unexplored river. Three men died on the trip. Thanks to his son's heroism, Roosevelt made it out alive, but just barely.

Related Reading:

"Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life” by Kathleen Dalton

“The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey” by Candice Millard