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#158312 - 12/06/11 12:25 AM 100 greatest adventure books of all time
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I posted a rather poor copy of this list a few years ago, but here is the actual site to find this list, including descriptions of the books:
Extreme Classics: The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time.
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#158336 - 12/06/11 01:07 PM Re: 100 greatest adventure books of all time [Re: OregonMouse]
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That is an great list. It's even greater because a lot of those books are free at http://www.gutenberg.org/

I've read several of them, but I found a lot more that I haven't read, and your timing couldn't have been better because I been wanting something right down this alley.

Thanks OM!!
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#158340 - 12/06/11 02:24 PM Re: 100 greatest adventure books of all time [Re: billstephenson]
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Well, it's cabin fever time and many of us are looking for Christmas presents!
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#158399 - 12/07/11 02:38 PM Re: 100 greatest adventure books of all time [Re: OregonMouse]
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An adventure story that strongly stuck with me (and it is not on the list) was Congo Kitabu by Jean-Pierre Hallet. Its an autobiographical tale of his experiences in what once was the Belgian Congo. I read it numerous times in the '60s. One of the parts that stuck with me the most was when he went through the Masai rite of passage of spearing a male lion. A group of Masai warriors must have been a force to be reckoned with on the African Plains. As a pre-teen, this and The Lord of the Rings were my two adventure books.

sK

I just noticed, I have a signed copy of the book (not first ed.)


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#158438 - 12/08/11 09:02 AM Re: 100 greatest adventure books of all time [Re: skcreidc]
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Good list--I'd add Stanley's book about finding Livingston to the list as well.

And I am not sure tha I would follow the same order!
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#158443 - 12/08/11 01:16 PM Re: 100 greatest adventure books of all time [Re: OregonMouse]
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I am astounded at how many of those books I've already read.

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#160617 - 01/18/12 09:18 PM Re: 100 greatest adventure books of all time [Re: OregonMouse]
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I would add this to the list. An amazing story.
"Brutal Journey: The Epic Story of the First Crossing of North America." by Paul Schneider.
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