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. This book explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude.
Brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. Here, Jon Krakauer provides a riveting account of Taliban-like theocracies in the American heartland controlled by renegade Mormon prophets.
This text provides an account of Taliban-like theocracies in the American heartland controlled by renegade Mormon prophets. At the core of the book is a double murder committed by a pair of brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they were commanded to kill by God.
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Originally published in 1990 by the American publishers, Lyons and Burford, a collection of writings on mountaineering and the culture of climbing. It includes first-hand accounts of expeditions made by the author, who also wrote INTO THE WILD and INTO THIN AIR.
A portrait of Chris McCandless chronicles his decision to withdraw from society and adopt the persona of Alexander Supertramp, offering insight into his beliefs about the wilderness and his tragic death in the Alaskan wilderness.
Traces the controversial story of NFL player and soldier Pat Tillman, describing the military's efforts to hide the truth about his death by friendly fire, in an account that draws on Tillman's journals and letters as well as interviews with family members and fellow soldiers.
Where Men Win Glory is a profoundly eloquent and affecting account of heroism - a millionaire sports star who gave it all up after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, to fight for his country with the US Army in Afghanistan: only to be killed by one of his own platoon. The gripping story of the life and death of a true American hero.