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  • Into Thin Airby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 1998; US$ 16.00

    When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing... more...

  • Under the Banner of Heavenby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    Jon Krakauer?s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders, taking readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both... more...

  • Where Men Win Gloryby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    This edition has been updated to reflect new developments and includes new material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became an icon of post-9/11 patriotism. When he was killed in Afghanistan two years later, a legend was born. But the real Pat Tillman... more...

  • Into the Wildby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • Where Men Win Gloryby Jon Krakauer

    Atlantic Books 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...

  • Eiger Dreamsby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 12.97

    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...

  • Into the Wildby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 11.67

    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...

  • 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...

  • Under The Banner of Heavenby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 11.67

    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...

  • 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...