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Best True Adventure Books You Must Read

Looking for the best True Adventure books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

Flight of Gold: Two Pilots’ True Adventure Discovering Alaska’s Legendary Gold Wreck (2013)

 Best True Adventure Books You Must ReadOn March 12, 1948, Northwest Airlines Flight 4422, a DC-4 with a crew of six, carrying twenty-four Merchant Marines from Shanghai to New York, crashed high up on Alaska’s Mt. Sanford. Air reconnaissance flights spotted the charred remains of the plane, but the site was too remote for recovery teams.
Author(s): Kevin McGregor

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Scholastic Gold) (2011)

 Best True Adventure Books You Must ReadThe Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!In this emotive Newbery Honor-winning page-turner, twelve-year-old orphan Homer runs away from Pine Swamp, Maine, to find his older brother, Harold, who has been sold into the Union Army.
Author(s): Rodman Philbrick

Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident (Historical Nonfiction Bestseller, True Story Book of Survival) (2014)

 Best True Adventure Books You Must ReadThe mystery of Dead Mountain: In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain.
Author(s): Donnie Eichar

Finding the First T. Rex (Totally True Adventures): How a Giant Meat-Eater was Dug Up… (2008)

 Best True Adventure Books You Must ReadIN 1902, WILLIAM HORNADAY handed a map to the famous paleontologist Barnum Brown. It was Hornaday’s hand-drawn directions to a remote area of the Montana Badlands, where he believed amazing dinosaur fossils lay buried. Following the map, Brown dug up a jawbone edged with six-inch long teeth, the remains of a monstrous creature no one had ever seen before.
Author(s): Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, Jim Nelson

Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy (2003)

 Best True Adventure Books You Must ReadThis was the law in Japan in the early 1800s. When fourteen-year-old Manjiro, working on a fishing boat to help support his family, was shipwrecked three hundred miles away from his homeland, he was heartbroken to think that he would never again be able to go home.
Author(s): Rhoda Blumberg

The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones (2014)

 Best True Adventure Books You Must ReadStanley Booth, a member of the Rolling Stones’ inner circle, met the band just a few months before Brian Jones drowned in a swimming pool in 1968. He lived with them throughout their 1969 tour across the United States, staying up all night together listening to blues, talking about music, ingesting drugs, and consorting with groupies.
Author(s): Stanley Booth, Greil Marcus

The Sea Hunters: True Adventures with Famous Shipwrecks (2003)

 Best True Adventure Books You Must ReadFROM THE CREATOR OF DIRK PITT® — THE WORLD’S #1 ACTION HEROREAL STORIES. REAL EXCITEMENT. REAL ADVENTURE. A steamboat goes up in flamesand down to the bottom of the sea. A locomotive plunges into a creekand vanishes into mystery. A German U-boat sends an American troop transport, and eight hundred on board, to a watery graveon Christmas Eve.
Author(s): Clive Cussler

Torn Trousers: A True Story of Courage and Adventure: How A Couple Sacrificed Everything To Escape to Paradise (2015)

 Best True Adventure Books You Must ReadWhat could possibly go wrong in paradise? Tired of mortgage and car payments, thirty-something Andrew and Gwynn sold nearly everything they owned but their Siamese cat and escaped their humdrum nine-to-five existence for life in paradise—a tiny island accessible only by boat or air in one of the remotest spots on Earth: the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Woefully inexperienced, they took control of a luxury game lodge where the rich and famous went to sip G&Ts with lions and elephants.
Author(s): Andrew St Pierre, Gwynn White

An Adventure: A true story about time travel (2016)

 Best True Adventure Books You Must ReadOn 10th August 1901, two English women walked into the past. This is a documented true story that was extensively researched by the women who experienced this timeslip. During a visit to the Palace of Versailles, on the anniversary of the French Revolution, two ordinary women saw the French Queen, Marie Antoinette, sitting in the gardens in front of them, along with nobles, gardeners, houses, bridges and stones that when they went back, were no longer there.
Author(s): Eleanor Jourdain, Charlotte Moberly, et al.

Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (Totally True Adventures): How the Red Sox Curse Became a Legend . . . (2009)

 Best True Adventure Books You Must ReadBefore 1918, the Boston Red Sox were unstoppable. They won World Series after World Series, thanks in part to their charismatic pitcher-slugger Babe Ruth. But some people on the Red Sox felt the Babe was more trouble than he was worth, and he was traded away to one of the worst teams in baseball, the New York Yankees. From then on, the Yankees became a golden team. And the Red Sox? For over 80 years, they just couldn’t win another World Series.
Author(s): David A. Kelly, Tim Jessell

The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure (2019)

 Best True Adventure Books You Must ReadA 2019 EDGAR AWARDS NOMINEE (BEST FACT CRIME) • A BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARDS FINALISTTwo modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary “Wild Men of Borneo.” One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization—or lost his mind? Global headlines suspected murder.
Author(s): Carl Hoffman

Apollo 13 (Totally True Adventures): How Three Brave Astronauts Survived A Space Disaster (2015)

 Best True Adventure Books You Must ReadAstronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise blasted off for the Moon on April 11, 1970. But after a disastrous explosion damaged their spacecraft, the three men had only one goal: to get back home safely. This informational text makes space travel exciting and accessible for younger readers and features illustrations, photographs, a map, and additional Story Behind the Story facts.
Author(s): Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, Wesley Lowe

Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones (2003)

 Best True Adventure Books You Must Read“A rollicking talea tour de force.”―Newsweek Discovered on the doorstep of a country estate in Wiltshire, England, the infant Fanny is raised to womanhood by her adoptive parents, Lord and Lady Bellars. Fanny wants to become the epic poet of the age, but her plans are dashed when she is ravished by her libertine stepfather.
Author(s): Erica Jong

Climbing Everest (Totally True Adventures): How Two Friends Reached Earth’s Highest Peak (2015)

 Best True Adventure Books You Must ReadThe peak of Mount Everest is the highest place on Earth—and one of the deadliest. Terrible storms stop climbers in their tracks! Avalanches tumble down! Brave adventurers disappear on the snowy slopes. Then Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay decide to climb. They come from different cultures, but their dream is the same. Can teamwork help them make it to the roof of the world?
Author(s): Gail Herman, Michele Amatrula

Best True Adventure Books You Must Read

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The Departure: Living Life Sideways PREQUEL: A True Story of Heart-Pounding Adventure and Heart-Wrenching Survival

Author(s): Michelle Segrest
ID: 3209704, Publisher: Navigate Content, Inc., Year: 2022, Size: 5 Mb, Format: mobi

Blessed Are the Bank Robbers: The True Adventures of an Evangelical Outlaw

Author(s): Chas Smith
ID: 3232960, Publisher: Abrams, Year: 2022, Size: 776 Kb, Format: epub

Crimson Waters: True Tales of Adventure. Looting, Kidnapping, Torture, and Piracy on the High Seas

Author(s): Don Mann, Kraig Becker
ID: 3318126, Publisher: Skyhorse, Year: 2022, Size: 18 Mb, Format: epub

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