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Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer is the preeminent writer of narrative non-fiction. In his latest work, Where Men Win Glory, he delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man's haunting journey. Mr. Krakrauer's numerous bestsellers include Under the Banner of Heaven, Into the Wild, and Into Thin Air. He is editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.

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In the Land of White Death
Written by Valerian Albanov, Preface by Jon Krakauer, Translated by Alison Anderson, Introduction by David Roberts
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-78361-9 (0-679-78361-X)

In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in... Read more






Notes from The Century Before
Written by Edward Hoagland, Edited by Jon Krakauer, Introduction by David Quammen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 2002
$19.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75943-7 (0-375-75943-3)

In 1966, Edward Hoagland made a three-month excursion into the wild country of British Columbia and encountered a way of life that was disappearing even as he chronicled it. Showcasing Hoagland’s extraordinary gifts for portraiture—his cast runs from salty prospector to trader, explorer, missionary, and indigenous guide—Notes from the Century Before... Read more






Iceland
Written by Jon Krakauer and David Roberts
Villard | Trade Paperback | October 1998
$26.00/31.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75267-4 (0-375-75267-6)

"We raised our fists and cheered. . . . With the sagas in our heads, with Iceland at its wildest beneath our boots, it would not have been impossible to see Bárdr clumping along the summit ridge, prodding the glacier with his staff, ready to show us the way down."

Iceland is... Read more






Into the Wild
Written by Jon Krakauer
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 1997
$14.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-48680-4 (0-385-48680-4)

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... Read more






Into the Wild
Written by Jon Krakauer
Villard | Hardcover | January 1996
$25.00/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-42850-3 (0-679-42850-X)

In a compelling book that evokes the writings of Thoreau, Muir, and Jack London, Krakauer recounts the haunting and tragic mystery of 22-year-old Chris McCandless who disappeared in April 1992 into the Alaskan wilderness in search of a raw, transcendent experience. His emaciated corpse was discovered four months later. Maps. NPR... Read more






Into Thin Air
Written by Jon Krakauer
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 1999
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-49478-6 (0-385-49478-5)

National Bestseller 

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also... Read more






Into Thin Air
Written by Jon Krakauer
Villard | Hardcover | April 1997
$28.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-45752-7 (0-679-45752-6)

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 his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing... Read more






Three Cups of Deceit
Written by Jon Krakauer
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 2011
$9.95/10.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-94876-2 (0-307-94876-5)

 
Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But, as Jon Krakauer demonstrates in this extensively researched and penetrating book, he is not all... Read more






Under the Banner of Heaven
Written by Jon Krakauer
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 2004
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3280-8 (1-4000-3280-6)

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 civil... Read more






Under the Banner of Heaven
Written by Jon Krakauer
Doubleday | Hardcover | July 2003
$30.00/37.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-50951-0 (0-385-50951-0)

Jon Krakauer’s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. In UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, he shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders. At the core of his book is an appalling double murder committed... Read more






Where Men Win Glory
Written by Jon Krakauer
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 2010
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-38604-5 (0-307-38604-X)

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... Read more






Where Men Win Glory
Written by Jon Krakauer
Doubleday | Hardcover | September 2009
$27.95/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-52226-7 (0-385-52226-6)

The bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man’s haunting journey.

Like the men whose epic stories Jon Krakauer has told in his previous bestsellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast. In... Read more






Where Men Win Glory
Written by Jon Krakauer
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | September 2009
$28.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-7393-2763-0 (0-7393-2763-1)

The bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man’s haunting journey.

Like the men whose epic stories Jon Krakauer has told in his previous bestsellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast. In... Read more






Finding Everett Ruess
Written by David Roberts, Foreword by Jon Krakauer
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | June 2012
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-59177-7 (0-307-59177-8)

Finding Everett Ruess by David Roberts, with a foreword by Jon Krakauer, is the definitive biography of the artist, writer, and eloquent celebrator of the wilderness whose bold solo explorations of the American West and mysterious disappearance in the Utah desert at age 20 have earned him a large and devoted... Read more





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