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Into the wild

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Anchor books edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biography
Named Person: Christopher Johnson McCandless; Christopher Johnson McCandless
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Krakauer
ISBN: 0385486804 9780385486804 0613033574 9780613033572 9780307387172 0307387178
OCLC Number: 35559213
Notes: Originally published: New York : Villard, ©1996.
Awards: Winner of Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (Regional Book) 1997
Winner of Garden State Teen Book Award (Nonfiction) 1999
Description: 207 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Contents: The Alaska interior --
The stampede trail --
Carthage --
Detrital Wash --
Bullhead City --
Anza-Borrego --
Carthage --
Alaska --
Davis Gulch --
Fairbanks --
Chesapeake Beach --
Annandale --
Virginia Beach --
The Stikine Ice Cap --
The Alaska interior --
The stampede trail.
Responsibility: Jon Krakauer.
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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.

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