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Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer is the author of eight books and has received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. According to the award citation, “Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer.”


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Written by Jon Krakauer
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2019
$15.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-1-9848-9769-5 (1-9848-9769-1)

Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism.

His pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run... Read more

Written by Jon Krakauer
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 2016
$16.95/21.95(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7056-7 (0-8041-7056-8)

Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, home to a highly regarded state university whose beloved football team inspires a passionately loyal fan base. Between January 2008 and May 2012, hundreds of students reported sexual assaults to the local police. Few of the cases were properly handled by either the university...

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Written by Jon Krakauer
Doubleday | Hardcover | April 2015
$28.95/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-53873-2 (0-385-53873-1)

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, a...

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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)

The definitive biography of Everett Ruess, 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 cult following.

Wandering alone with burros and pack horses through California and... Read more

Three Cups of Deceit
Written by Jon Krakauer
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 2011
$12.00/16.00(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

Where Men Win Glory
Written by Jon Krakauer
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 2010
$16.95/22.95(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
$30.00/40.00(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

Under the Banner of Heaven
Written by Jon Krakauer
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 2004
$16.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3280-8 (1-4000-3280-6)

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 only to God.

At the core of... 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

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
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78361-9 (0-679-78361-X)

“One helluva read.”—Newsweek • “Gripping.”—Outside • “Spellbinding.”—Associated Press • “Powerful.”—New York 

In 1912, the Saint Anna, a Russian exploration vessel in search of fertile hunting grounds, was frozen into the polar ice cap, trapping her crew aboard. For nearly a year and a half, they struggled to stay alive. As all hope of... Read more

Into Thin Air
Written by Jon Krakauer
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 1999
$16.00/22.00(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

Written by Jon Krakauer and David Roberts
Villard | Trade Paperback | October 1998
$30.00/40.00(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 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

Into the Wild
Written by Jon Krakauer
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 1997
$15.00/20.00(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
$28.00/37.00(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