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Krakauer, Jon

Overview
Works: 131 works in 668 publications in 12 languages and 35,735 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Television news programs  Drama  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Road films  Nature films  History  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Narrator, Photographer, Contributor, Other, Editor
Classifications: BX8680.M54, 289.33
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Publications about Jon Krakauer
Publications by Jon Krakauer
Most widely held works by Jon Krakauer
Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith by Jon Krakauer( Book )
56 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,723 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 )
39 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,494 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 )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,634 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 )
28 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,205 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 )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,109 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 934 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 )
8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 755 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
Three cups of deceit : how Greg Mortenson, humanitarian hero, lost his way by Jon Krakauer( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 743 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
Missoula : [rape and the justice system in a college town] by Jon Krakauer( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 719 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
Iceland : land of the sagas by David Roberts( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 600 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 )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Jon Krakauer (f. 1952) fortæller om sin deltagelse i bestigningen af Mount Everest og om katastrofen den 10. maj 1996, da 9 mennesker omkom under forsøg på at nå toppen
Into the Wild by Sean Penn( visu )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 194 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
The wild truth by Carine McCandless( Book )
2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in French and English and held by 147 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( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 145 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
Three cups of deceit : how Greg Mortenson, humanitarian hero, lost his way by Jon Krakauer( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 110 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
Meet the press ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: Pat Buchanan discusses the presidential race and his run for the reform party nomination; James Carville and Mary Matalin debate on the better candidate for presidency: Al Gore or George W. Bush
Eiger dreams : ventures among men and mountains by Jon Krakauer( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Verhalen over bergbeklimmers en hun motieven
Into thin air death on Everest by Robert Markowitz( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Re-creates the true-life struggle for survival on top of the world's highest mountain on May 10, 1996
 
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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
ジョン・クラカワー
強·克拉庫爾
Languages
English (249)
German (18)
Spanish (8)
French (5)
Japanese (5)
Italian (5)
Dutch (5)
Polish (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Hebrew (1)
Catalan (1)
Czech (1)
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