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A Bear in the Amazon
Having lost a presidential election to Woodrow Wilson in November 1912, Teddy Roosevelt decided to drown his sorrows in the Amazon River. He traveled with an expedition of renowned scientists and Amazon explorers to take a closer look at the River of Doubt (Rio de Duvida), an unexplored tributary. Though Roosevelt had always been an intrepid adventurer, the Amazon almost brought him to his end. The expedition lacked meat, lost boats in the whirling river, and was ravaged by disease.
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