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Jon Krakauer was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on April 12, 1954. He received a degree in environmental studies from Hampshire College in Massachusetts in 1976. He worked as a carpenter, fisherman, and writer. He articles on mountain climbing appeared in several publications including GQ, National Geographic, Architectural Digest, Playboy, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone. In 1996, he climbed Mt. Everest, but a storm took the lives of four of the five teammates who reached the summit with him. An analysis of the calamity he wrote for Outside magazine received a National Magazine Award. An article he wrote for Smithsonian about volcanology received the 1997 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism. He is the author of several books including Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster; Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith; Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman; Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way; and Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town. His book, Into the Wild, was made into a movie in 2007. He is also the editor of the Modern Library Exploration series. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Into the Wild 15,982 copies, 416 reviews
Into the Wild [2007 film] (Author) 187 copies, 2 reviews
Iceland: Land of the Sagas (Photographer) 166 copies
The Best American Essays of the Century (Contributor) 692 copies, 4 reviews
High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places (Foreword, some editions) 428 copies, 11 reviews
Farthest North (Introduction, some editions) 363 copies, 11 reviews
The Wild Truth (Foreword) 315 copies, 13 reviews
The Best American Sports Writing of the Century (Contributor) 171 copies, 1 review
The mountain of my fear {and} Deborah : a wilderness narrative (Foreword, some editions) 54 copies, 1 review
Forget Me Not: A Memoir (Foreword) 42 copies, 1 review

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