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May 5, 2008 12:28 PM Subscribe
I love history, and I love adventure. What real-life historical adventurers were awesome, and have books written about them worth reading?
posted by WidgetAlley to Society & Culture (40 answers total) 81 users marked this as a favorite
Bonus points for: major underdogs, political intrigues, impossible odds, deeds of derring-do, and of course swashbuckling. Historical fiction is fine, engaging non-fiction is even better. No particular time period in mind, modern is fine.
Favorites include: Grace O'Malley, Thomas Blood, Simon de Montfort, T.E. Lawrence, Roy Andrews Chapman, Giacomo Casanova, Boudicca, Francis Drake.
My summer reading list thanks you!