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It was a murderous trip.

In October 1913, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a tour of South America. The thrill-seeking adventurer had no idea that he would soon receive an offer he couldn’t refuse: the chance to lead an expedition deep into the Amazon jungle to chart an unmapped river with his son Kermit and renowned Brazilian explorer Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon.

Death on the River of Doubt takes readers inside the thrilling journey that unfolds as Roosevelt, Rondon, Kermit, and their companions navigate an unpredictable river through an unforgiving jungle. With new threats at every turn, from bloodthirsty piranhas and raging rapids to starvation, disease, and a traitor in their own ranks, it seems that not everyone will make it out alive.

But Teddy Roosevelt was determined to complete their mission and rewrite the map of the world. Or die trying.

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Lincoln’s Spymaster: Allan Pinkerton, America’s First Private Eye tells the dangerous and action-packed adventures of Allan Pinkerton, America’s first private eye and Lincoln’s most trusted spymaster. Available September 29, 2015.

Mapping with Books

Mackin Books in Bloom’s list of great books to use in conjunction with Google maps or Google Earth so readers can explore and make connections between locations in any book.

WWII & Castner’s Cutthroats

Castner’s Cutthroats — a group of tough-as-nails commandos who led the charge to take back Alaska’s Aleutian Islands from the Japanese invaders during WWII — are profiled in a feature article in World War II magazine’s March/April 2012. The issue hits newsstands January 31, 2012. For a closer look at Castner’s Cutthroats in action, watchContinue Reading

Ghosts in the Fog & More Books on Alaska

The Juneau Empire newspaper printed an article, “Alaska on the Page,” that features a list of books related to Alaska published in 2011.  Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold of Alaska’s WWII Invasion is listed along with many other interesting books.

Ghosts in the Fog Book Reviews

“Samantha Seiple has done an amazing job of researching a little known battle front in WWII…a good read for any age…it grabs the reader…The book reminded me of the movie ‘The Thing’…Ms. Seiple has brought us a treasure.” — Suzanne Lay, Library Media Connection. Full Review. “An enlightening account full of compelling stories of survivalContinue Reading

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