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Mckay Jenkins
Mckay Jenkins

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McKay Jenkins holds degrees from Amherst, Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, and Princeton, where he received a PhD in English. A former staff writer for the Atlanta Constitution, he has also written for Outside, Orion, and many other publications. He is the author of What’s Gotten Into Us: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World;  Bloody Falls of the Coppermine: Madness, Murder and the Collision of Cultures in the Arctic, 1913 (Random House, 2005); The Last Ridge: The Epic Story of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division and the Assault on Hitler's Europe (Random House, 2003); The White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an... Read More

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Bloody Falls of the Coppermine
Madness and Murder in the Arctic Barren Lands
Written by Mckay Jenkins


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Bloody Falls of the Coppermine
Madness and Murder in the Arctic Barren Lands
Written by Mckay Jenkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $14.95

In the winter of 1913, high in the Canadian Arctic, two Catholic priests set out on a dangerous mission to reach a group of Eskimos and convert them. Upon reaching their destination, the priests were murdered. Over the next three years, one of the Arctic’s most tragic stories became one of... Read more >
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The Last Ridge
The Epic Story of America's First Mountain Soldiers and the Assault on Hitler's Europe
Written by Mckay Jenkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $16.00

When World War II broke out in Europe, the American army had no specialized division of mountain soldiers. But in the winter of 1939–40, after a tiny band of Finnish mountain troops brought the invading Soviet army to its knees, an amateur skier named Charles Minot “Minnie” Dole convinced the United... Read more >
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The Last Ridge
The Epic Story of America's First Mountain Soldiers and the Assault on Hitler's Europe
Written by Mckay Jenkins


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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What's Gotten into Us?
Staying Healthy in a Toxic World
Written by Mckay Jenkins


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $26.00

What’s Gotten into Us? is a deep, remarkable, and empowering investigation into the threats—biological and environmental—that chemicals now present in our daily lives.

Do you know what chemicals are in your shampoo? How about your cosmetics? Do you know what’s in the plastic water bottles you drink from, or the weed killer... Read more >
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What's Gotten into Us?
Staying Healthy in a Toxic World
Written by Mckay Jenkins


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The White Death
Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone
Written by Mckay Jenkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $13.00

In 1969, five young men from Montana set out to accomplish what no one had before: to scale the sheer north face of Mt. Cleveland, Glacier National Park's tallest mountain, in winter. Two days later tragedy struck: they were buried in an avalanche so deep that their bodies would not be... Read more >
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The White Death
Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone
Written by Mckay Jenkins


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $11.99

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The Peter Matthiessen Reader

Written by Peter Matthiessen
Introduction by Mckay Jenkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2000
Price: $17.95

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