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True Adventure Genre – What’s the best definition for the true adventure genre? Books in the true adventure genre are about adventures that really happened to real people. This book genre can also be about personal experiences and travels one has taken and the adventure brought into those travels/experiences through excitement or difficulty. They can also be about life experiences that have changed one in a remarkable or fundamental way.

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true adventure genre book coverTrue Adventure Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the true adventure nonfiction genre.

1. 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston

2. Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read

3. Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz

4. Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell’s 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon by Edward Dolnick

5. Dreaming of East: Western Women and the Exotic Allure of the Orient by Barbara Hodgson

6. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

7. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

8. Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone by Martin Dugard

9. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

10. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer

11. Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams

12. Learning the Ropes: An Apprentice on the Last of the Windjammers by Eric Newby

13. Miracle in The Andes by Nando Parrado

14. Ordeal by Ice: The Search for the Northwest Passage by Farley Mowat

15. Paradise Creek: A True Story of Adventure in the Canadian Wilderness by David Scott

16. Sea of Glory: America’s Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick

17. The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909 by Pierre Berton

18. The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty by Caroline Alexander

19. The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander

20. The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz

21. The Places in Between by Rory Stewart

22. The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

23. Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man’s Miraculous Survival by Joe Simpson

24. Travelling, Trawling and the Utterly Appalling by Ant Anderson

25. Wild: An Elemental Journey by Jay Griffiths

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True Adventure Genre – Related Book Genres

* Autobiography Definition

* Biography Genre Definition

* History Genre

* Multicultural Nonfiction Genre

* Travel Genre

* General Nonfiction Book Genre

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