Best True Adventures Books
Following up on our recent look into the world of fictional adventure literature, we now turn to the true life tales of exploration, adventure, and survival against all odds that have inspired countless readers for generations. Unlike their fictional counterparts, these riveting tales of conquests and ill fated journeys are completely true, and stand as a testament to man’s unquenchable desire to seek out the unknown, often against all odds and in the face of unbelievable hardship.
This is not considered a complete list of all the great tales of true life adventure, so please take advantage of the comments section to share what other true life tales of adventure you recommend to your fellow men.
And now, to continue on in the world of high adventure…
Through the Brazilian Wilderness by Theodore Roosevelt
South: The Endurance Expedition by Ernest Shackleton
Legendary Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton details his own efforts to cross the Antarctic by sled. Adventure tale turns survival story when Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, becomes trapped in the ice, where it would remain for ten months before the hull finally surrendered to the strength of the ice, forcing the men to set out on foot for a distant whaling station.
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
Photograph courtesy of Olaf Rieck
A chilling account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster as told by John Krakauer, author of Into the Wild, who witnessed the tragedy unfold firsthand. The onset of a powerful storm just as multiple teams attempt to summit Everest leads to devastating results, and those on the mountain are pushed to the brink of their endurance to make it out alive.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The tragic yet inspirational tale of Christopher McCandless, a young college graduate who abandoned a promising future in exchange for a life on the road. Hitchhiking across North America, McCandless eventually reaches his final destination, Alaska, where he aims to survive on his own in the wilderness. Krakauer follows McCandless’s philosophical journey full circle, from rebellious twenty-something who just wants to escape society to man who is fighting for his life and realizes that a life without the company of others is not complete.
“Two years he walks the earth. No phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road. Escaped from Atlanta. Thou shalt not return, ’cause “the West is the best.” And now after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure. The climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual pilgrimage. Ten days and nights of freight trains and hitchhiking bring him to the Great White North. No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.”
Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
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Are You Marrying Your Best Friend?2009-04-23 02:02:30 by Mover4u
My wife and I are best friends
We have been married for 3 years.
We work together.
We play with our kids together.
We go out on fun adventures together.
We study the bible, self improvement, and hobby related books together.
I encourage her to go out with her girl-friends for the night. I know she is my best friend, and that she will have a good time, and make sure she does not do anything to hurt our relationship. The same is true when I go out with the guys. She trust me. Because friends do not try to hurt each other.
So my question to you when considering whether or not to get married / what married life is like
The other Author was2003-11-19 14:58:22 by zorba
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Many books and websites2007-12-20 01:20:43 by GeorgLang-for-Hungarian
Food and baked goods, Joan Nathan and Sara Kasdan on German Jewish and /Romanian style food and baked goods. Bo Friberg "Professional Baking" for classic Danish and Swiss goodies by wieght. Martha Stewart a trove of Polish and Christmas recipes ith no shortcuts. Each year church groups publish heirlooom recipes to raise money for charity. Often great recipes there. On line. Baking 911, allrecipes.com, epicurious.com.
Best bet after on line is a specialty book on the particular country. Sorry I'm not more informed of actual titles.
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