@Ana1234 - Honestly, sometimes I think the real adventure is the way that the facts are uncovered and that story should absolutely be told as well. It's not just a matter of trying to coax out a story from dry facts.
One of the best articles I read in the last couple of years was one that traced back the craze for artisan toast back to a single restaurant and ultimately a single person and then examined how her life had been spent and how her unique relationships with others had led to this boom.
If the article had simply been a biography of the woman it might have been interesting, but the addition of the journalist's search to find her made it extraordinary and very compelling reading.
Sometimes adding extra facts to a nonfiction narrative isn't just to make it more exciting, it's to actually bring out the real purpose of the work.