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- 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 $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 1999; US$ 13.63
Jon Krakauer's acclaimed account of a disastrous expedition on Mt EverestThis 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 death toll in the peak's history.In... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.57
Pat Tillman was well-known to American sports fans: a chisel-jawed and talented young professional football star, he was on the brink of signing a million dollar contract when, in 2001, al-Qaeda launched terrorist attacks against his country. Driven by deeply felt moral patriotism, he walked away from fame and money to enlist in the United States... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 13.63
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREJon Krakauer's classic account of a gifted young man who chose literally to walk away from his life.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... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 1998; US$ 16.35
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 K2... more...