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  • by Jon Krakauer
    £5.99 - 9.49

    Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild examines 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 Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature.A 2007 film adaptation of Into the Wild was directed by Sean Penn and starred Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.

  • - A Personal Account of the Everest Disaster
    by Jon Krakauer
    £5.99 - 9.49

    Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air 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 in 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.One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley.

  • - Ventures Among Men And Mountains
    by Jon Krakauer
    £12.99

    In this collection, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devil's Thumb.

  • - A Story of Violent Faith
    by Jon Krakauer
    £5.99 - 9.49

    'A provocative look at the twisted roots of American fundamentalism.' Will Self, Evening Standard Books of the Year'Excellent . . . a lucid, judicious, even sympathetic account not just of Mormon Fundamentalism but of the seductive power of fanaticism in general.' Daily Telegraph'Remarkable . . . for anyone interested in the wilder frontiers of spiritual conviction, this book is a must.' IndependentBrothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. In Under The Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer's investigation is a meticulously researched, bone-chilling narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith: an incisive look inside isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities in America, this gripping work of non-fiction illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behaviour.

  • - Ventures Among Men and Mountains
    by Jon Krakauer
    £5.99

    No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb. In Pakistan, the fearsome K2 kills thirteen of the world's most experienced mountain climbers in one horrific summer. In Valdez, Alaska, two men scale a frozen waterfall over a four-hundred-foot drop. In France, a hip international crowd of rock climbers, bungee jumpers, and paragliders figure out new ways to risk their lives on the towering peaks of Mont Blanc. Why do they do it? How do they do it? In this extraordinary book, Krakauer presents an unusual fraternity of daredevils, athletes, and misfits stretching the limits of the possible. From the paranoid confines of a snowbound tent, to the thunderous, suffocating terror of a white-out on Mount McKinley, Eiger Dreams spins tales of driven lives, sudden deaths, and incredible victories. This is a stirring, vivid book about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.

  • - Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays
    by Jon Krakauer
    £10.99

  • - A Story of Violent Faith
    by Jon Krakauer
    £12.49

  • - Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
    by Jon Krakauer
    £12.49

  • - Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
    by Jon Krakauer
    £20.99

  • - How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
    by Jon Krakauer
    £9.49

  • by Jon Krakauer
    £10.49 - 13.49

    National BestsellerA bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "e;suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down."e; He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster.By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer's highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber's death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others' actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. This updated edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy."e;I have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day,"e; writes Krakauer in the postscript, dated August 1999. "e;What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev's refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn't the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients."e; As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Air's denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer's tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored The Climb, Boukreev's version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. In 1999, Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters--a prestigious prize intended "e;to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment."e;According to the Academy's citation, "e;Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer.His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind."e;

  • by Jon Krakauer
    £1.99 - 9.49

    Der Klassiker zum Wiederentdecken: Mit seinem Weltbestseller revolutionierte der Bergsteiger und Schriftsteller Jon Krakauer die Abenteuerliteratur - und lat Spannung und Faszination, Fassungslosigkeit und blankes Entsetzen eins werden. 1996 nahm der amerikanische Journalist Jon Krakauer an einer Mount-Everest-Expedition teil. Das Unternehmen endete in einer Katastrophe, fnf von Krakauers Kameraden kamen auf tragische Weise in einem peitschenden Schneesturm ums Leben, er selbst konnte sich mit letzter Kraft in Sicherheit bringen. Minutis und eindrucksvoll schildert er in diesem Bericht den Verlauf der Expedition. Er uert sich auerdem kritisch ber die Auswchse des modernen Alpinismus mit seinen oft tdlichen Folgen, vermittelt aber zugleich einen Eindruck von der magischen Anziehungskraft und der Faszination des Bergsteigens.

  • by Jon Krakauer
    £16.49

    Dramatisch, echt, erschreckendVon der amerikanischen Zeitschrift "Outside" beantragt, nahm Jon Krakauer an einer Mount Everest Expedition teil, um über die Auswüchse des kommerziellen Bergsteigens zu berichten. Auf dieser Expedition im Frühjahr 1996 ereignete sich die schlimmste Katastrophe, die je auf dem "Dach der Welt" geschah: 12 Menschen aus einer Gruppe von 33, zum Teil "Grenzgänger" auf der Suche nach dem ultimativen Abenteuer und dem absoluten Kick, fanden dabei ihren Tod.Jon Krakauer, geboren 1954, arbeitet als Wissenschaftsjournalist für amerikanische Zeitschriften. Für seine Reportagen wurde er mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet. Er lebt mit seiner Frau in Colorado. Auf deutsch erschienen von ihm bisher In die Wildnis, der Millionenbestseller In eisige Höhen, Auf den Gipfeln der Welt und Mord im Auftrag Gottes.

  • by Jon Krakauer
    £13.99

    Er gehort zur Creme de la Creme des investigativen Journalismus in Amerika - der Bestsellerautor Jon Krakauer schrieb zahlreiche Reportagen und Essays fur Magazine wie The New Yorker, Outside oder das Smithsonian. Dieser Band vereint neun dieser packenden Storys und offenbart das breite Spektrum seiner einzigartigen Berichterstattung. Krakauer versetzt uns in atemberaubende und faszinierende Situationen: in eine dramatische Lawinenkatastrophe am Everest, an den Ort eines drohenden Vulkanausbruchs oder in eine Hohle in Mexiko, in der Bedingungen wie auf dem Mars herrschen. Blendend recherchiert und von mitreiender Lebendigkeit zeugt diese Sammlung von Krakauers Liebe zu wilder Natur und seiner unermudlichen Suche nach der Wahrheit.

  • by Jon Krakauer
    £10.99

    Die meisten Vergewaltiger kannten ihre Opfer vorher, wodurch die Strafverfolgung und die gerichtliche Suche nach der Wahrheit oft komplex und undurchsichtig ist und die vergewaltigten Frauen ein zweites Mal traumatisiert werden. In seinem neuen Buch beschaftigt sich Jon Krakauer mit Vergewaltigungsfallen in der amerikanischen Universitatsstadt Missoula. Minutios und doch einfuhlsam skizziert er die Ereignisse, die eine ganze Gesellschaft an der Frage nach Recht und Unrecht, Wahrheit und Luge verzweifeln lassen, er spricht mit den Beschuldigten und den Opfern und schildert packend, wie schmerzhaft die Suche nach Gerechtigkeit und Suhne bei Gericht sein kann.

  • by Jon Krakauer
    £10.99

    Quince anos despues del inicio de la guerra de Afganistan, el nombre de Pat Tillman todavia se recuerda como simbolo del gran sacrificio que Estados Unidos pidio a toda una generacion en la que ya es la mision militar mas larga de su historia. Tillman habia renunciado a un contrato millonario con la Liga de Futbol Americano (NFL) para alistarse en el Ejercito, tras el fuerte impacto que tuvieron sobre el los atentados del 11 de septiembre de 2001. Pero dos anos mas tarde fue abatido en una mision en el sureste de Afganistan, y la Casa Blanca y el Pentagono emplearon su sacrificio para ennoblecer la guerra y sus motivos. Sin embargo, pronto se descubriria que a Tillman no lo mataron los talibanes, sino el "e;fuego amigo"e;, y que el Ejercito conspiro para ocultar esas circunstancias. A travs de los diarios y cartas de Tillman, entrevistas con su esposa y amigos, conversaciones con los soldados que sirvieron junto a l y una amplia investigacin, Krakauer expone los acontecimientos y acciones que llevaron a su muerte. Tillman era ateo, recelaba de Bush y vivi como un calvario personal su primera misin en Iraq. Como muchos estadounidenses, vea aquella guerra innecesaria, un capricho de la administracin Bush. Se neg a dar entrevistas y no quera ser representante de ninguna generacin, slo quera luchar por su patria, como uno ms.

  • by Jon Krakauer
    £10.99

    Die Eiger-Nordwand und andere Traume. Der Autor des Weltbestellers "e;In eisige Hohen"e; berichtet in zwolf brillanten Reportagen von seinen gefahrlichen Leidenschaften: dem Mount Everest und dem K2, dem Montblanc und der beruchtigten Eiger-Nordwand, vom Canyoning in wilden Schluchten und von seiner erfolgreichen Solobesteigung des Devils Thumb in Alaska. Er erzahlt von beruhmten Bergsteigern, die fur ihre Passion ihr Leben aufs Spiel setzen, und macht verstandlich, worin die Faszination der Berge besteht.

  • by Jon Krakauer
    £9.49

  • by Jon Krakauer
    £9.49

  • by Jon Krakauer
    £2.99

  • by Jon Krakauer & Roman Dial
    £9.99

    Packrafting! is about exploring wilderness and whitewater by packraft, a lightweight, portable boat usually weighing less than five pounds. Readers will learn about packrafting gear and technique as well as the many applications for packrafting. Packrafting can be combined with mountaineering, backcountry skiing, mountain biking or trekking as part of long expeditions, or short day trips. Foreword by Jon Krakauer.

  • - The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
    by Jon Krakauer
    £8.49

    Pat Tillman was well-known to American sports fans: a chisel-jawed and talented young professional football star, he was on the brink of signing a million dollar contract when, in 2001, al-Qaeda launched terrorist attacks against his country. Driven by deeply felt moral patriotism, he walked away from fame and money to enlist in the United States Special Operations Forces. A year later he was killed - apparently in the line of fire - on a desolate hillside near the Pakistan border in Afghanistan. News of Tillman's death shocked America. But even as the public mourned his loss, the US Army aggressively maneuvered to conceal the truth: that it was a ranger in Tillman's own platoon who had fired the fatal shots. In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer reveals how an entire country was deliberately deceived by those at the very highest levels of the US army and government. Infused with the power and authenticity readers have come to expect from Krakauer's storytelling, Where Men Win Glory exposes shattering truths about men and war.

  • - Ventures Among Men and Mountains
    by Jon Krakauer
    £10.99

    No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than critically acclaimed author Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, he explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, the Eiger. Always with a keen eye, an open heart, and a hunger for the ultimate experience, he gives us unerring portraits of the mountaineering experience. Yet Eiger Dreams is more about people than about rock and ice-people with that odd, sometimes maniacal obsession with mountain summits that sets them apart from other men and women. Here we meet Adrian the Romanian, determined to be the first of his countrymen to solo Denali; John Gill, climber not of great mountains but of house-sized boulders so difficult to surmount that even demanding alpine climbs seem easy; and many more compelling and colorful characters. In the most intimate piece, "e;The Devils Thumb,"e; Krakauer recounts his own near-fatal, ultimately triumphant struggle with solo-madness as he scales Alaska's Devils Thumb. Eiger Dreams is stirring, vivid writing about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.

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    £11.49

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    £12.49

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