The Amazonian expedition that nearly killed Teddy Roosevelt
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He had soldiered on through all of it, a bullet in the chest, a chronic illness that left him gasping for air, a carriage accident that killed his bodyguard. He had survived a charging rhinoceros and his own charge up San Juan Hill. He had overcome the deaths of his wife and his mother on the same day. Theodore Roosevelt seemed invincible. But now, feverish and emaciated, he was ready for his life to end on The River of Doubt.