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Krakauer, Jon

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Into the wild by Jon Krakauer( Book )

276 editions published between 1988 and 2021 in 21 languages and held by 7,194 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 moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild
Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith by Jon Krakauer( Book )

83 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 4,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Krakauer's literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders, taking readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer's book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, 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
Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer( Book )

36 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 3,523 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
Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town by Jon Krakauer( Book )

44 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,245 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 )

46 editions published between 1996 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,522 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 )

44 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in English and held by 1,278 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
Meru by Jimmy Chin( Visual )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three renowned climbers navigate nature's harshest elements and their own complicated inner demons to ascend Mount Meru, the most technically complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas
Under the banner of Heaven : [a story of violent faith] by Jon Krakauer( Recording )

48 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,033 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
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 971 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
Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer( Recording )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2020 in English and held by 959 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
Three cups of deceit : how Greg Mortenson, humanitarian hero, lost his way by Jon Krakauer( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 771 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
Missoula : [rape and the justice system in a college town] by Jon Krakauer( Recording )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and held by 694 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 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 )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 548 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 : [a personal account of the Mt. Everest disaster] by Jon Krakauer( Recording )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top.??No one had noticed that the sky had begun to fill with clouds. Six hours later and 3,000 feet lower, in 70-knot winds and blinding snow, Krakauer collapsed in his tent, freezing, hallucinating from exhaustion and hypoxia, but safe. The following morning, he learned that six of his fellow climbers hadn't made it back to their camp and were desperately struggling for their lives. When the storm finally passed, five of them would be dead, and the sixth so horribly frostbitten that his right hand would have to be amputated. Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of the bestseller Into the Wild . On assignment for Outside Magazine to report on the growing commercialization of the mountain, Krakauer, an accomplished climber, went to the Himalayas as a client of Rob Hall, the most respected high-altitude guide in the world.??A rangy, thirty-five-year-old New Zealander, Hall had summited Everest four times between 1990 and 1995 and had led thirty-nine climbers to the top. Ascending the mountain in close proximity to Hall's team was a guided expedition led by Scott Fischer, a forty-year-old American with legendary strength and drive who had climbed the peak without supplemental oxygen in 1994. But neither Hall nor Fischer survived the rogue storm that struck in May 1996. Krakauer examines what it is about Everest that has compelled so many people ? including himself ? to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense. Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement. Into the Wild is available on audio, read by actor Campbell Scott
Into the Wild by Sean Penn( Visual )

59 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 293 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 )

58 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Mount Everest expedition is intertwined with the disastrous expedition the author was a part of, during which five members were killed by a hurricane-strength blizzard. When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. 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
The wild truth by Carine McCandless( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and French and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, as told by his beloved and trusted sister. "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."
Prophet's prey : the shocking inside story of cult leader Warren Jeffs and the FLDS Church( Visual )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revealing look into the shocking life of notorious cult leader Warren Jeffs and the FLDS Church. Through brainwashing and abuse, the former "President and Prophet, Seer and Revelator" seized control of his followers' lives and an organization worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Currently serving a life sentence for his crimes, the former FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive, Warren Jeffs, is more powerful than ever, exerting total authority over his flock. Through unprecedented interviews with church insiders and victims, viewers are taken into a nightmarish hell of unspeakable crimes that still continues to this day
Eiger dreams : [ventures among men and mountains] by Jon Krakauer( Recording )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 129 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 )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One helluva read."? Newsweek "Gripping."? Outside "Spellbinding."?Associated Press "Powerful."? New York In 1912, the Saint Anna, a Russian exploration vessel in search of fertile hunting grounds, was frozen into the polar ice cap, trapping her crew aboard. For nearly a year and a half, they struggled to stay alive. As all hope of rescue faded, they realized their best chance of survival might be to set out on foot, across hundreds of miles of desolate ice, with their lifeboats dragged behind them on sledges, in hope of reaching safety. Twenty of them chose to stay aboard; thirteen began the trek; of them all, only two survived. Originally published in Russia in 1917, In the Land of White Death was translated into English for the first time by the Modern Library to widespread critical acclaim. As well as recounting Albanov's vivid, first-person account of his ninety-day ordeal over 235 miles of frozen sea, this expanded paperback edition contains three newly discovered photographs and an extensive new Epilogue by David Roberts based on the never-before-published diary of Albanov's only fellow survivor, Alexander Konrad. As gripping as Albanov's own tale, the Epilogue sheds new light on the tragic events of 1912?1914, brings to life many of those who perished (including the infamous captain Brusilov and nurse Zhdanko, the only woman on board), and, inadvertently, reveals one new piece of information?about the identity of the traitors who left Albanov for dead?that is absolutely shocking. "Poetic."? The Washington Post "A lost masterpiece."? Booklist "A jewel of polar literature."? Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Vivid . . . [a work of] terrifying beauty."? The Boston Globe
 
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Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faithWhere men win glory : the odyssey of Pat TillmanMissoula : rape and the justice system in a college townInto the wildEiger dreams : ventures among men and mountainsUnder the banner of Heaven : [a story of violent faith]Prophet's prey : my seven-year investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day SaintsWhere men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman
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Krakauer, Jonathan R. 1954-

Krakaueris Jonas

Krakauers, Džons

Krakauers, Džons, 1954-

Джон Кракауер

Кракауэр, Джон

Ջոն Կրակաուեր

קראקאוור, ג׳ון

קראקאוור, ג'ון

קרקאואר, ג'ון

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جان کراکائر ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و کاشف آمریکایی

جون كراكور

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چون كراكاوير

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크라카우어, 존 1954-

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