Classic Krakauer

Author: Jon Krakauer
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0525562737
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Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. His pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. Bringing together work originally published in such magazines as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian—all rigorously researched, vividly written, and marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop—Classic Krakauer powerfully demonstrates the author’s ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth.
Classic Krakauer
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Jon Krakauer
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-27 - Publisher: Anchor

Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. His pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
Language: en
Pages: 16
Authors: Jon Krakauer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-23 - Publisher: Vintage

Here is Jon Krakauer’s portrait of the iconoclastic architect Christopher Alexander, whose revolutionary human-centered approach has shaken the foundations of modern architecture. Krakauer delves into Alexander’s life and career, from his theories on a timeless “pattern language” that could be used to create buildings and towns that were simultaneously more
Where Men Win Glory
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Jon Krakauer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-15 - Publisher: Anchor

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A "gripping book about this extraordinary man who lived passionately and died unnecessarily" (USA Today) in post-9/11 Afghanistan, from the bestselling author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air. In 2002, Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became
Missoula
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Jon Krakauer
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-21 - Publisher: Anchor

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
Into the Wild
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jon Krakauer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-12 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

With an introduction by novelist David Vann Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later. Internationally bestselling author and mountaineer Jon Krakauer