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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


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 4, 2001
Price: $16.00

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 >
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Notes from The Century Before
A Journal from British Columbia
Written by Edward Hoagland
Edited by Jon Krakauer
Introduction by David Quammen


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 6, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Notes from The Century Before
A Journal from British Columbia
Written by Edward Hoagland
Edited by Jon Krakauer
Introduction by David Quammen


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $19.00

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 >
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Iceland
Land of the Sagas
Written by Jon Krakauer and David Roberts


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: October 6, 1998
Price: $26.00

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Into the Wild

Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 20, 1997
Price: $14.95

Jon Krakauer tells the haunting true story of Chris McCandless, who after graduating from college in 1991, walked deep into the widerness of Alaska on a fatal odyssey. Krakauer explores the ideas of spiritual want, the fear of intimacy, and rejection of privilege. Students gain bold insights into the Zeitgeist of... Read more >

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Into the Wild

Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: January 13, 1996
Price: $25.00

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Into the Wild

Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 22, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Into Thin Air
A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 19, 1999
Price: $15.95

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 provide... Read more >

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Into Thin Air
A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: April 22, 1997
Price: $28.00

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Into Thin Air

Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 12, 1998
Price: $11.99

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Three Cups of Deceit
How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 1, 2011
Price: $9.95

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 >
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Under the Banner of Heaven
A Story of Violent Faith
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $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 civil... Read more >

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Under the Banner of Heaven
A Story of Violent Faith
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 15, 2003
Price: $30.00

**ALA Notable Book, 2003

Krakauer’s previous books have given insight into lives conducted at the outer limits. In Under the Banner of Heaven, he shifts his focus from the extremes of physical adventure to the extremes of religious fundamentalism within American culture.

At the core of Under the Banner of Heaven is a... Read more >

Under the Banner of Heaven
A Story of Violent Faith
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $11.99

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Where Men Win Glory
The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $15.95

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 was much more remarkable, and considerably more complicated than the public knew...

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Where Men Win Glory
The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $27.95

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
The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Where Men Win Glory
The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $28.00

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Finding Everett Ruess
The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer
Written by David Roberts
Foreword by Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $16.00

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Finding Everett Ruess
The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer
Written by David Roberts
Foreword by Jon Krakauer


Format: eBook
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Price: $13.99

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