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Krakauer, Jon

Overview
Works: 162 works in 1,155 publications in 24 languages and 39,279 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Drama  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Road films  Nature films  Case studies  Travel writing 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Narrator, Photographer, Contributor, Other, Editor
Classifications: GV199.44.E85, B
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Publications about Jon Krakauer
Publications by Jon Krakauer
Most widely held works by Jon Krakauer
Into the wild by Jon Krakauer( Book )
234 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 18 languages and held by 6,828 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 )
61 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,699 libraries worldwide
In 1984, Ron and Dan Lafferty murdered the wife and infant daughter of their younger brother Allen. The crimes were noteworthy not merely for their brutality but for the brothers' claim that they were acting on direct orders from God. In Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer tells the story of the killers and their crime but also explores the shadowy world of Mormon fundamentalism from which the two emerged
Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer( Book )
45 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,482 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
Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town by Jon Krakauer( Book )
33 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,849 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( Sound Recording )
30 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,611 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( Sound Recording )
38 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 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 )
29 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in English and held by 1,155 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( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,074 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
Prophet's prey : my seven-year investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints by Sam Brower( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 941 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( visu )
14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 873 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( Sound Recording )
14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 780 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 Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team? the Grizzlies? with a rabid fan base. The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical. A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year. Krakauer's devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault. 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 ask 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 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 explaining 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. PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50 percent, higher than for soldiers returning from war. In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing 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. Some of them went to the police. Some declined to go to the police, or to press charges, but sought redress from the university, which has its own, noncriminal judicial process when a student is accused of rape. In two cases the police agreed to press charges and the district attorney agreed to prosecute. One case led to a conviction; one to an acquittal. Those women courageous enough to press charges or to speak publicly about their experiences were attacked in the media, on Grizzly football fan sites, and/or to their faces. The university expelled three of the accused rapists, but one was reinstated by state officials in a secret proceeding. One
Iceland : land of the sagas by David Roberts( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 591 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( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 376 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( visu )
43 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 315 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
Aria sottile by Jon Krakauer( Book )
88 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 292 libraries worldwide
A personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster by Jon Krakauer( Book )
56 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 231 libraries worldwide
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, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history. In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall. Despite the expertise of Hall and the other leaders, by the end of summit day eight people were dead. Krakauer's book is at once the story of the ill-fated adventure and an analysis of the factors leading up to its tragic end. Written within months of the events it chronicles, Into Thin Air clearly evokes the majestic Everest landscape. As the journey up the mountain progresses, Krakauer puts it in context by recalling the triumphs and perils of other Everest trips throughout history. The author's own anguish over what happened on the mountain is palpable as he leads readers to ponder timeless questions
Eiger dreams : [ventures among men and mountains] by Jon Krakauer( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 154 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 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
Into thin air : death on Everest by Robert Markowitz( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Re-creates the true-life struggle for survival on top of the world's highest mountain on May 10, 1996
Jon Krakauer's adventure on Mt. Everest by Scott P Werther( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Relates the 1996 experiences of Jon Krakauer, a writer for Outside magazine, as he joined a group attempting to climb to the highest point on earth, the summit of Mt. Everest
 
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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
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
ジョン・クラカワー
強·克拉庫爾
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German (51)
Italian (45)
French (38)
Spanish (32)
Chinese (18)
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Polish (14)
Japanese (11)
Danish (7)
Czech (6)
Finnish (6)
Portuguese (5)
Korean (4)
Russian (4)
Vietnamese (2)
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Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
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