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  • Into Thin Airby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 1998; US$ 15.95

    In March 1996, Outside Magazine sent me to Nepal to participate in, and write about, a guided ascent of Mount Everest. I went as one of eight clients on an expedition led by a well-known guide from New Zealand named Rob Hall. On May 10 I arrived on top of the mountain, but the summit came at a terrible cost. Among my five teammates who reached the... more...

  • Eiger Dreamsby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 9.06

    No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb. In Pakistan, the fearsome... more...

  • Eiger Dreamsby Jon Krakauer

    Falcon Guides 2009; US$ 13.99

    In this collection, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devil's Thumb. more...

  • Into Thin Airby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.45

    One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest , starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley. This is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season... more...

  • Into the Wildby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months... more...

  • Into the Wildby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.45

    By examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek... more...

  • Missoulaby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.95

    From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ? stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings,... more...

  • Under the Banner of Heavenby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    1. In his prologue, Jon Krakauer writes that the aim of his book is to ?cast some light on Lafferty and his ilk,? which he concedes is a daunting but useful task for what it may tell us ?about the roots of brutality, perhaps, but even more for what might be learned about the nature of faith? [p. XXIII]. What does the book reveal about fanatics such... more...

  • Under The Banner of Heavenby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 8.45

    Brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. Krakauer's investigation is a meticulously researched, bone-chilling narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith: an incisive, gripping work of non-fiction that illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behaviour. 'A provocative look at the twisted... more...

  • Where Men Win Gloryby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    The Oregonian ?The fallen man at the heart of Where Men Win Glory quickly emerges as a classic Krakauer character. A charismatic athlete possessed of an insatiably curious mind, Tillman spurned the riches of life . . . to pursue old-fashioned notions of honor and sacrifice. He?s Into the Wild ?s Chris McCandless gone to war.? ? Outside Magazine... more...