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Jon Krakauer grew up in Corvallis, Oregon, where his father introduced him to mountaineering as an 8-year-old. In 1999, upon presenting him with an Academy Award in Literature, the American Academy of Arts and Letters declared, "Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer. His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind."

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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
by Jon Krakauer
This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality; History; True Crime
Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer
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...
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Categories: All Sports & Outdoors; Travel; Travel Bios & Memoirs
Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way (Kindle Single)
by Jon Krakauer
This vastly expanded edition, as of October 2014, includes an afterword, a detailed look at further financial improprieties committed by Mortenson, an analysis of his recent claims of innocence, and fresh evidence from new sources from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the US. Greg Mortenson has built a global reputation as a selfless...
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Categories: Social Sciences
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer
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....
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Categories: All Sports & Outdoors; All Teen Lit; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Travel; Travel Bios & Memoirs
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
by Jon Krakauer
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...
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Categories: All Sports & Outdoors; Historical Bios & Memoirs
Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
by Jon Krakauer
No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than critically acclaimed author Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian , he explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has battled peaks like K2...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors; Bestsellers
Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
by Jon Krakauer
No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than critically acclaimed author Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian , he explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has battled peaks like...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors; Bestsellers
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
by Jon Krakauer
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...
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Categories: Education & Reference
Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
by Jon Krakauer
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...
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Categories: All Sports & Outdoors; Travel
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