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The 2017-2018 iREAD book is "The River of Doubt" by Candice Millard. The iREAD lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in White Concert Hall, Washburn University campus. Tickets are available at Mabee Library and the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library.

The RIver of Doubt Book Jacket

iREAD Resources

Candice Millard Website

Publisher Website

Reader's Guide

From the New York Times:

“Author Candice Millard ... pays keen attention to nature, human and otherwise, in this vigorous, critter-filled account of Roosevelt’s last epic journey.”

From From Publisher’s Weekly:

“[A] gripping account ... Millard nails the suspense element of this story perfectly, but equally important to her success is the marvelous amount of detail she provides on the wildlife that Roosevelt and his fellow explorers encountered on their journey.”


C-SPAN Book TV with Candice Millard

The River of Doubt, Part 1 (Library of Congress)

The River of Doubt, Part 2 (Library of Congress)

Centropolis: Candice Millard (KCPT)


Tracing Roosevelt's Path Down the 'River of Doubt' (NPR)

KGNU Radio

Other Links:

Cândido and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Candice Millard on the Writing Life

Paddling the “River of Doubt” 100 Years After Roosevelt (National Geographic)

Theodore Roosevelt Center