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Krakauer, Jon

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Works: 159 works in 745 publications in 14 languages and 32,790 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Narrator, Creator, Photographer, Editor, Other
Classifications: GV199.44.E85, B
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Into the wild by Jon Krakauer( Book )
70 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,017 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 story of Into the Wild
Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith by Jon Krakauer( Book )
39 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 4,868 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 )
25 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 3,569 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( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,685 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 )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,245 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
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 923 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
Under the banner of heaven [a story of violent faith] by Jon Krakauer( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 824 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( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 824 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
Three cups of deceit : how Greg Mortenson, humanitarian hero, lost his way by Jon Krakauer( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 694 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 )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
Photographs exploring the grandeur of Iceland's remarkable geography accompany tales of real-life heroes and supernatural beings
Under the banner of Heaven [a story of violent faith] by Jon Krakauer( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Few, if any, outsiders gain a peek inside the shrouded, secretive compounds of Mormon Fundamentalists. However, after years of painstaking research, Jon Krakauer has composed a shocking and insightful picture of these communities. He also provides commentary on the heinous murder carried out by polygamists Ron and Dan Lafferty
Where men win glory [the odyssey of Pat Tillman] by Jon Krakauer( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 368 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 thin air by Jon Krakauer( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 libraries worldwide
May 1996 was a catastrophic year on the highest mountain in the world. Author Jon Krakauer lived to tell the tale of reaching the summit of Mt. Everest, but six of his fellow climbers lost their lives on that fateful day. Here, Krakauer examines the myriad causes that led to such fatal consequences. He furthermore raises a debate surrounding the bastion of inexperienced climbers that are increasingly attempting to summit this dangerous mountain
Into the wild by Sean Penn( visu )
42 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 210 libraries worldwide
De 22-jarige, pas afgestudeerde Christopher McCandless laat zijn leventje voor wat het is en vertrekt naar de wildernis van Alaska op zoek naar avontuur
Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster by Jon Krakauer( Book )
45 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 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
Three cups of deceit how Greg Mortenson, humanitarian hero, lost his way by Jon Krakauer( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 131 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
Hacia rutas salvajes by Jon Krakauer( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 130 libraries worldwide
"En abril de 1992, Chris McCandless, de 24 años, se internó solo y apenas equipado por tierras de Alaska. Habia regalado todo su dineroy abandonado su coche, y soñaba con una vida en estado salvaje. Cuatro meses mas tarde, unos cazadores encontraron su cuerpo sin vida. Su historia, difundida en un reportaje de Jon Krakauer, suscitó una agitada polémica; para unos, era un intrépido idealista; para otros, un loco y un ingenuo sin el menor conocimiento de la naturaleza"--Back cover
Eiger dreams [ventures among men and mountains] by Jon Krakauer( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 108 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
Nelle terre estreme by Jon Krakauer( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in Italian and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Non-fiction book about Christopher McCandless, a young man from a well-to-do family who hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He gave away his savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, and vanished into the wild. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a hunter. How McCandless came to die is the story of this book
De wildernis in by Jon Krakauer( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Reconstructie van het leven van een onbegrepen intelligente jongeman die alle verbintenissen verbreekt en uiteindelijk onvoldoende uitgerust de wildernis van Alaska in trekt
 
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Alternative Names
Krakauers, Džons
קראקאוור, ג׳ון
クラカワー, ジョン
Languages
English (371)
German (34)
Italian (26)
Spanish (21)
French (13)
Catalan (11)
Dutch (6)
Japanese (3)
Chinese (3)
Portuguese (3)
Polish (2)
Korean (2)
Hebrew (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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