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Book awards: The Essential Man's Library: 50 Non-Fiction Adventure Books
Why risk your own life and limbs when you can revel in just how badly it can go wrong for others? We asked a panel of explorers and adventurers to nominate their favourite tales of suffering and survival. In , to "prove" that the Pacific was settled from the West they couldn't , Norwegian Heyerdahl and his companions sailed 4, miles from Peru towards Polynesia in or, rather, on the kind of primitive sea-craft the aboriginal settlers would have used. Surely the most inspiring adventure story ever told. Get a copy. This escape yarn makes Papillon look like Porridge. Yet the narrator British upper lip, stiffened by cold shows stoic wit throughout.
Jon Krakauer (Goodreads Author) (shelved 25 times as non-fiction-adventure) Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival (Paperback).
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Fighting the Flying Circus Full Audiobook by Eddie RICKENBACKER by Non-fiction
And better yet, at other times you realize that, with a bit of boldness, you too could get out there and experience similar adventures for yourself. The books on our list of great nonfiction adventure books differ in topic and time period and are written in a range of different styles. The common thread is a compelling narrative detailing real events, though often so outlandish and intense you might need to follow up with some fiction just to settle yourself back down. Everest Disaster was published in , a year after his expedition in which five climbers died during a savage storm. Most of the criticism came from experienced mountaineers who felt he misrepresented the intentions and actions of other climbers on the mountain that fateful day. Little criticism, however, was leveled at the writing or the story itself. Krakauer, a journalist by trade, writes with clear, clipped prose, uses just the right amount of detail to color in characters and background, and he knows how to build a scene.