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Krakauer, Jon

Works: 148 works in 1,003 publications in 24 languages and 38,638 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Road films  Nature films  Case studies  Biographies  Travel writing 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Narrator, Photographer, Other, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: GV199.44.E85, B
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Into the wild by Jon Krakauer( Book )

201 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 5,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter.??How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir.??In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his??cash.??He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented.??Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away.??Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life.??Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless.??Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naivet?, pretensions, and hubris.??He is said??to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition
Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith by Jon Krakauer( Book )

55 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 by two Mormon Fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this ₃divinely inspired₄ crime, Krakauer constructs a multilayered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, savage violence, polygamy, and unyielding faith. Along the way, he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America's fastest-growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief. Krakauer takes readers inside isolated communities in the American West, Canada, and Mexico, where some forty-thousand Mormon Fundamentalists believe the mainstream Mormon Church went unforgivably astray when it renounced polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the leaders of these outlaw sects are zealots who answer only to God. Marrying prodigiously and with virtual impunity (the leader of the largest fundamentalist church took seventy-five "plural wives," several of whom were wed to him when they were fourteen or fifteen and he was in his eighties), fundamentalist prophets exercise absolute control over the lives of their followers, and preach that any day now the world will be swept clean in a hurricane of fire, sparing only their most obedient adherents. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism. The result is vintage Krakauer, an utterly compelling work of nonfiction that illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behavior
Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer( Book )

43 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the controversial story of NFL player and soldier Pat Tillman, describing the military's efforts to hide the truth about his death by friendly fire, in an account that draws on Tillman's journals and letters as well as interviews with family members and fellow soldiers
Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town by Jon Krakauer( Book )

26 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active, if she had been drinking prior to the assault--and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. For a woman in this situation, the pain of being forced into sex against her will is only the beginning of her ordeal. If she decides to go to the police, undertrained officers sometimes as if she has a boyfriend, implying that she is covering up infidelity. She is told rape is extremely difficult to prove and repeatedly asked if she really wants to press charges. If she does want to charge her assailant, district attorneys frequently refuse to prosecute. If the assailant is indicted, even though a victim's name is supposed to be kept confidential, rumors start in the community and on social media, labeling her a slut, unbalanced, an attention-seeker. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman's entire personal life often becomes fair game for the defense attorneys. This brutal reality goes a long way toward enplaning why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis, and stigmatization. In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the experiences of several women in Missoula--the nights when they were raped, their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them
Into the wild by Jon Krakauer( Recording )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Chris McCandless, on a vision quest, tries life in the wilds of Alaska, only to make fatal mistakes
Under the banner of heaven : [a story of violent faith] by Jon Krakauer( Recording )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this "divinely inspired" crime, Krakauer constructs a multilayered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, savage violence, polygamy, and unyielding faith
Eiger dreams : ventures among men and mountains by Jon Krakauer( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Krakauer introduces us to the wider fraternity of mountaineers--the daredevels, athletes and misfits who play a game whose stakes grow more dangerous with each climb
Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer( Recording )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irrepressible individualist and iconoclast Pat Tillman walked away from his $3.6 million NFL contract in May 2002 to enlist in the United States Army. Deeply troubled by 9/11, he felt a strong moral obligation to join the fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Two years later, he died on a desolate hillside in Afghanistan. Though obvious to most on the scene that a ranger in Tillman's own platoon had fired the fatal shots, the Army aggressively maneuvered to keep this information from Tillman's family and the American public for five weeks following his death, while President Bush repeatedly invoked Tillman's name to promote his administration's foreign policy. Biographer Krakauer draws on his journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers who served alongside him, and extensive research in Afghanistan to render this driven, complex, and uncommonly compelling figure as well as the definitive account of the events and actions that led to his death.--From publisher description
Into the wild by Jon Krakauer( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Chris McCandless chronicles his decision to withdraw from society and adopt the persona of Alexander Supertramp, offering insight into his beliefs about the wilderness and his tragic death in the Alaskan wilderness
Prophet's prey : my seven-year investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints by Sam Brower( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: From the private investigator who cracked open the case that led to the arrest of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, horrifying story of how a rogue sect used sex, money, and power disguised under a favßade of religion to further criminal activities and a madman's vision. Despite considerable press coverage and a lengthy trial, the full story has remained largely untold. Only one man can reveal the whole, astounding truth: Sam Brower, the private investigator who devoted years of his life to breaking open the secret practices of the FLDS and bringing Warren Jeffs and his inner circle to justice. In Prophet's Prey, Brower implicates Jeffs in his own words, bringing to light the contents of Jeffs's personal priesthood journal, discovered in a hidden underground vault, and revealing to readers the shocking inside world of FLDS members, whose trust he earned and who showed him the staggering truth of their lives. Prophet's Prey offers the gripping, behind-the-scenes account of a bizarre world from the only man who knows the full story
Meru by Jimmy Chin( Visual )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire over het doorzettingsvermogen van de bekende alpinist Conrad Anker en de aanloop naar de beklimming van de Meru, één van de hoogste pieken in de Himalaya
Missoula : [rape and the justice system in a college town] by Jon Krakauer( Recording )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Three cups of deceit : how Greg Mortenson, humanitarian hero, lost his way by Jon Krakauer( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson, noted for his campaign to open schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan, has not been truthful about his past, his reasons for opening schools, or his abduction by the Taliban
Iceland : land of the sagas by David Roberts( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs exploring the grandeur of Iceland's remarkable geography accompany tales of real-life heroes and supernatural beings
In eisige Höhen : Das Drama am Mount Everest by Jon Krakauer( Book )

118 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printemps 1996. Sur les pentes piégeuses du plus haut sommet de la planète, ils sont une poignée d'aventuriers en quête du défi ultime. Guides ou sherpas, alpinistes chevronnés ou néophytes, ils ont des motivations différentes, mais une seule règle : un pas après l'autre. Répartis en plusieurs expéditions, chacun progresse à son rythme de camp en camp. Mais lorsqu'une fenêtre météo favorable les pousse à tenter le même jour l'assaut final, un terrible drame se prépare. Des nuages apparus trop vite dans la vallée. Un embouteillage au sommet. Huit morts, dont deux guides parmi les plus réputés au monde. Envoyé spécial du magazine américain Outside, Jon Krakauer fait partie de ceux qui ont survécu. Il nous livre ici sa vérité sur l'effroyable tragédie
Into thin air by Jon Krakauer( Recording )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived
Into the Wild by Sean Penn( Visual )

36 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher McCandless laat zijn leventje voor wat het is en vertrekt naar de wildernis van Alaska. Zijn kaart van het gebied gooit hij weg, en zijn voedselvoorraad lijkt bij lange na niet voldoende te zijn. Een verhaal over de aantrekkingskracht van de natuur en complexe relaties tussen een vader en zoon
Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster by Jon Krakauer( Book )

51 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Krakauer's acclaimed account of a disastrous expedition on Mt Everest This is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude
The wild truth by Carine McCandless( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ... story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just ... Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book, Into the Wild, became an international bestseller ... and Sean Penn's ... film by the same name further skyrocketed Chris McCandless to global fame. But the real story of Chris's life and his journey has not yet been told--until now. The missing pieces are finally revealed in [this book], written by Carine McCandless, Chris's beloved and trusted sister. Featured in both the book and film, Carine has wrestled for more than twenty years with the legacy of her brother's journey to self-discovery, and now tells her own story while filling in the blanks of his"--
Eiger dreams : [ventures among men and mountains] by Jon Krakauer( Recording )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the subject of mountaineering from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has himself battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest and the Eiger
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Alternative Names
Ioannes Krakauer

Jon Krakauer Amerikaans journalist

Jon Krakauer écrivain américain

Jon Krakauer saggista e alpinista statunitense

Jon Krakauer US-amerikanischer Autor

Jon Krakauer Yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija, journalisti ja vuorikiipeilijä

Krakauers, Džons

Джон Кракауер

Кракауэр, Джон

Ջոն Կրակաուեր

קראקאוור, ג׳ון

קראקאוור, ג'ון

קרקאור, ג'ון

جان کراکائر ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و کاشف آمریکایی

존 크라카우어

크라카우어, 존

クラカワー, ジョン



Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faithWhere men win glory : the odyssey of Pat TillmanInto the wildUnder the banner of heaven : [a story of violent faith]Eiger dreams : ventures among men and mountainsWhere men win glory : the odyssey of Pat TillmanInto the wildProphet's prey : my seven-year investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints