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Title:
Into the Amazon [videorecording DVD]
ISBN:
9781531702687
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approx. 120 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
DVD format ; Widescreen (16x9) presentation; 5.1 surround; Region 1, NTSC.

Originally broadcast on January 8, 2018 as an episode of the television series: The American experience.

Includes some short animated scenes.

Duration on container states approx. 120 minutes.
Abstract:
Into the Amazon tells the remarkable story of the journey taken by President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer CÒandido Rondon into the heart of the South American rain forest to chart an unexplored tributary of the Amazon. Two of the most celebrated men from their respective nations, Roosevelt and Rondon set out with twenty other adventurers in 1914. Over eight eventful weeks in one of the most remote places on earth, the ill-equipped expedition navigated deadly rapids in crude dugout canoes. Hunger and exhaustion were compounded by the rain forest's unforgiving topography, which forced the men to carry heavy canoes long distances. What was anticipated to be a relatively tranquil journey turned out to be a brutal test of courage and character. Before it was all over, one member of the expedition had drowned and another had committed murder. Roosevelt would badly injure his leg and beg to be left behind to die. More than a dramatic adventure story, Into the Amazon shines a light on two of the Western Hemisphere's most formidable men, and the culture and politics of their two formidable nations.
Reading Level:
Rating: TV-14, contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
Added Uniform Title:
American experience (Television program)

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