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Krakauer, Jon

Works: 191 works in 1,206 publications in 24 languages and 39,600 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  True adventure stories  Drama  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Road films  Nature films  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Narrator, Photographer, Contributor, Other, Editor
Classifications: GV199.44.E85, B
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Into the wild by Jon Krakauer( Book )

246 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 18 languages and held by 7,279 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 party of moose hunters. 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
Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith by Jon Krakauer( Book )

65 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 5,048 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 )

47 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,824 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 )

36 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,149 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 )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Chris McCandless, on a vision quest, tries life in the wilds of Alaska, only to make fatal mistakes
Eiger dreams : ventures among men and mountains by Jon Krakauer( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in English and held by 1,298 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
Under the banner of heaven : [a story of violent faith] by Jon Krakauer( Recording )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,160 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
Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer( Recording )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,072 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
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 993 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 )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 876 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 )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 780 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 )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 762 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 )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs exploring the grandeur of Iceland's remarkable geography accompany tales of real-life heroes and supernatural beings
Into thin air by Jon Krakauer( Recording )

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

Krakauer provides a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster. The 1996 expedition he was reporting on and climbing with was engulfed by a storm. Five of his fellow climbers were dead and the 6th horribly frostbitten. By the time all expeditions had quit the mountains, twelve people had perished
Aria sottile by Jon Krakauer( Book )

87 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 314 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 the Wild by Sean Penn( Visual )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people, a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story
Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster by Jon Krakauer( Book )

59 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion, Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996. He hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds ..." "This is the terrifying story of what really happened that fateful day at the top of the world, during what would be the deadliest season in the history of Everest. In this harrowing yet breathtaking narrative, Krakauer takes the reader along with his ill-fated expedition, step by precarious step, from Katmandu to the mountain's pinnacle where, plagued by a combination of hubris, greed, poor judgment, and plain bad luck, they would fall prey to the mountain's unpredictable fury."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The wild truth by Carine McCandless( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in French and English and held by 161 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 )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 154 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
In the land of white death : an epic story of survival in the Siberian Arctic by Valerian Ivanovich Alʹbanov( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 the pack ice of the treacherous Kara Sea, a misfortune grievously compounded by an incompetent commander, the absence of crucial nautical charts, insufficient fuel, and inadequate provisions that left the crew weak and debilitated by scurvy. For nearly a year and a half, the twenty-five men and one woman aboard the Saint Anna endured terrible hardships and danger as the icebound ship drifted helplessly north. Convinced that the Saint Anna would never free herself from the ice, Albanov and thirteen crewmen left the ship in January 1914, hauling makeshift sledges and kayaks behind them across the frozen sea, hoping to reach the distant coast of Franz Josef Land. With only a shockingly inaccurate map to guide him, Albanov led his men on a 235-mile journey of continuous peril, enduring blizzards, disintegrating ice floes, attacks by polar bears and walrus, starvation, sickness, snowblindness, and mutiny. That any of the team survived is a wonder. That Albanov kept a diary of his ninety-day ordeal-a story that Jon Krakauer calls an "astounding, utterly compelling book," and David Roberts calls "as lean and taut as a good thriller"--Is nearly miraculous
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Into the wild
Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faithWhere men win glory : the odyssey of Pat TillmanInto the wildEiger dreams : ventures among men and mountainsUnder the banner of heaven : [a story of violent faith]Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat TillmanProphet's prey : my seven-year investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day SaintsThree cups of deceit : how Greg Mortenson, humanitarian hero, lost his way
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

Krakauer, Jonathan R. 1954-

Krakauers, Džons

Джон Кракауер

Кракауэр, Джон

Ջոն Կրակաուեր

קראקאוור, ג׳ון

קראקאוור, ג'ון

קרקאואר, ג'ון

קרקאור, ג'ון

جان کراکائر ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و کاشف آمریکایی

존 크라카우어

크라카우어, 존

クラカワー, ジョン