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Books by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • 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. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. This is the unforgettable story of how Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die.

Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

Under the Banner of Heaven

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • This extraordinary work of investigative journalism defies both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City to take readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities. Now an acclaimed FX limited series streaming on HULU.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The epic account of the storm on the summit of Mt. Everest that claimed five lives and left countless more in guilt-ridden disarray. This updated edition includes a new postscript that sheds light on the debate that between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy. 

Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer

Where Men Win Glory

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • 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.

Missoula by Jon Krakauer


A stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana from 2008 to 2012. These stories illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape.

Classic Krakauer by Jon Krakauer

Classic Krakauer

Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays powerfully demonstrates the author’s ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth.

Eiger Dreams by Jon Krakauer, Philip Franklin

Eiger Dreams

From the paranoid confines of a snowbound tent, to the thunderous, suffocating terror of a white-out on Mount McKinley, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska’s notorious Devils Thumb. Eiger Dreams spins tales of driven lives, sudden deaths, and incredible victories. This is a stirring, vivid audiobook about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.

Three Cups of Deceit by Jon Krakauer

Three Cups of Deceit

Greg Mortenson, the author of Three Cups of Tea, built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But he is not all that he appears to be. 100% of Jon Krakauer’s proceeds from the sale of Three Cups of Deceit will be donated to the “Stop Girl Trafficking” project at the American Himalayan Foundation.

Iceland by Jon Krakauer, David Roberts


A pictorial classic on one of the last "undiscovered" countries in Europe. Circumnavigating Iceland in summer and winter, Krakauer and David Roberts encounter tales of monks and Vikings, outlaws and adventurers, trolls and witches. While touring and photographing, they discover the myths and legends of Iceland’s stirring history. Numerous other feats round out a fascinating introduction to this unique and beautiful land.

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place by Jon Krakauer

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

Krakauer’s portrait of the iconoclastic architect Christopher Alexander, whose revolutionary human-centered approach has shaken the foundations of modern architecture.

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