Into the Wild

Into the Wild
Author: Jon Krakauer
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307476869
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Release: 2009-09-22
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." --New York Times 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. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild
Author: Jon Krakauer
Pages: 207
ISBN: PSU:000062512534
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Release: 2007
Editor: Villard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhikes to Alaska and walks alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. Four months later, his decomposed body is found by a moose hunter. How Chris McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild
Author: Sean Penn
Pages: 144
ISBN: 5557505083
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Release: 2008
Editor: Paramount Home Video
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INTO THE WILD is based on a true story and the bestselling book by Jon Krakauer. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless (Hirsch) abandons his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

The Wild Truth

The Wild Truth
Author: Carine McCandless
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062325167
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Release: 2014-11-11
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Bestseller "The Wild Truth is an important book on two fronts: It sets the record straight about a story that has touched thousands of readers, and it opens up a conversation about hideous domestic violence hidden behind a mask of prosperity and propriety."–NPR.org The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book,Into the Wild, became an international bestseller, translated into thirty-one languages, and Sean Penn's inspirational film by the same name further skyrocketed Chris McCandless to global fame. But the real story of Chris’s life and his journey has not yet been told - until now. The missing pieces are finally revealed in The Wild Truth, written by Carine McCandless, Chris's beloved and trusted sister. Featured in both the book and film, Carine has wrestled for more than twenty years with the legacy of her brother's journey to self-discovery, and now tells her own story while filling in the blanks of his. Carine was Chris's best friend, the person with whom he had the closest bond, and who witnessed firsthand the dysfunctional and violent family dynamic that made Chris willing to embrace the harsh wilderness of Alaska. Growing up in the same troubled household, Carine speaks candidly about the deeper reality of life in the McCandless family. In the many years since the tragedy of Chris's death, Carine has searched for some kind of redemption. In this touching and deeply personal memoir, she reveals how she has learned that real redemption can only come from speaking the truth.

Into the wild truth Edizione italiana

Into the wild truth  Edizione italiana
Author: Carine McCandless
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9788867000210
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Release: 2015-04-30T00:00:00+02:00
Editor: Corbaccio
Language: it

Explanation of the Book:

LA VERITÀ MAI RACCONTATA SU CHRIS MCCANDLESS NEL LIBRO-RIVELAZIONE DELLA SORELLA DEL DISCUSSO PROTAGONISTA DI «INTO THE WILD». Nel 1993 Jon Krakauer pubblicò un articolo sulla rivista «Outside», intitolato «Death of an Innocent» (Morte di un innocente). Le parole di Krakauer sul giovane Chris McCandless che aveva trovato la morte in Alaska, dopo aver abbandonato la famiglia e aver vissuto per mesi senza soldi, viaggiando da solo nella wilderness, sollevarono un polverone. Chi considerò Chris un sognatore, chi un pazzo, chi un illuso, chi un idealista, chi un ribelle. Krakauer decise allora di trasformare l’articolo in un libro, «Nelle terre estreme», che ebbe un successo straordinario e che ispirò Sean Penn nel film «Into the Wild». Chris McCandless è suo malgrado diventato un mito: rappresenta la giovinezza che non ha paura di perdere tutto pur di seguire i suoi sogni. Ma Chris è anche un ragazzo in carne e ossa, con una famiglia che ha abbandonato. E le ragioni della sua scelta sono quelle che Krakauer aveva cercato di comprendere con l’aiuto della sorella di Chris, Carine. Ma Carine aveva chiesto a Krakauer di rispettare il silenzio su alcuni aspetti della vita del fratello che coinvolgevano i genitori e lei stessa. Tuttavia, a più di vent’anni dalla morte di Chris, Carine ha deciso che è ora di raccontare anche quella parte di verità che era rimasta in ombra. E racconta la storia della propria famiglia, di un padre violento, bigamo e, al tempo stesso, religiosissimo, di una madre sottomessa e insieme complice, spiegando perché la scelta di Chris «è stata la cosa più sensata che potesse fare». Un libro coraggioso, lucido, sensibile, la descrizione di una famiglia devastata e devastante, la storia di un ragazzo che si conferma una persona straordinaria...

The Wild Truth

The Wild Truth
Author: Carine McCandless
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0007585136
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Release: 2014-11-01
Editor: HarperElement
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer, but the rest of the nation too. Krakauer's book and a Sean Penn film skyrocketed Chris McCandless to worldwide fame, but the real story of his life and his journey has not yet been told until now.

Classic Krakauer

Classic Krakauer
Author: Jon Krakauer
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781984897695
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Release: 2019
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The gripping articles collected in Classic Krakauer--originally published in magazines such as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian--show why he is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these 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. Rigorously researched and vividly written, marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop, these pieces are unified by the author's ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth"--

Back to the Wild

Back to the Wild
Author: Christopher Johnson McCandless,Mary Ellen Barnes
Pages: 241
ISBN: 0983395500
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The photographs and writings of Christopher McCandless

Eiger Dreams

Eiger Dreams
Author: Jon Krakauer
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781599217703
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Release: 2009-02-10
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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, “The Devils Thumb,” 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.

Quicklet on Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Quicklet on Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Author: Mariel Valerio
Pages: 58
ISBN: 9781614641407
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Release: 2011-12-14
Editor: Hyperink Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Jon Krakauer has climbed some of the most difficult peaks in the world, including the Devil's Thumb in Southeast Alaska, the West Face of Cerro Torre in Patagonia, and Mt. Everest. It was his trip to Mt. Everest that would go on to give Krakauer a National Magazine Award for his article in Outside Magazine and "Book of the Year" for Into Thin Air. In both, Krakauer tells of the descent from Mt. Everest's peak in which a storm killed off four of the five teammates. Along with Into the Wild, and Into Thin Air, Krakauer has also written Eiger Dreams, Under the Banner of Heaven, and Where Men Win Glory. His work has published into GEO, Architectural Digest, Rolling Stone, TIME, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and National Geographic. In 1998, Krakauer created the Everest '96 Memorial Fund as a tribute to his companions lost on Everest which provides humanitarian relief to the indigenous peoples of the Himalaya and supports organizations working to preserve the natural environment throughout the world. After writing an article in Outside magazine, author Jon Krakauer decided to write a more detailed story of the young man - Christopher Johnson McCandless - who was found dead in the Alaskan brush. A difficult task as Christopher was constantly on the move the two years before he died backpacking across North America. Krakauer felt a personal connection with the young man's story and set out to interview those who had contact with McCandless along the way. The book, a huge success, went on to become adapted into the 2007 Sean Penn movie starring Emile Hirsch as McCandless. It was also the supposed inspiration behind the Discovery Channel's show "Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment," a show in which volunteers face the Alaskan great outdoors.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild
Author: Erin Hunter
Pages: 290
ISBN: 1484457986
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Release: 2003
Editor: Harper
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As prophesized, a young house cat becomes an apprentice warrior in a clan of wild cats, where he faces many dangers and treachery both within and outside of his new clan.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh
Author: Maureen Gallery Kovacs
Pages: 122
ISBN: 0804717117
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Release: 1989
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of ancient Mesopotamia, following him through adventures and encounters with men and gods alike. Yet the central concerns of the Epic lie deeper than the lively and exotic story line: they revolve around a man’s eternal struggle with the limitations of human nature, and encompass the basic human feelings of lonliness, friendship, love, loss, revenge, and the fear of oblivion of death. These themes are developed in a distinctly Mesopotamian idiom, to be sure, but with a sensitivity and intensity that touch the modern reader across the chasm of three thousand years. This translation presents the Epic to the general reader in a clear narrative.

Walden

Walden
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Pages: 357
ISBN: UOM:39015031909602
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Release: 1882
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day
Author: Ezra Jack Keats
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9780698139138
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Release: 1976-10-28
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal! No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. "Keats's sparse collage illustrations capture the wonder and beauty a snowy day can bring to a small child."—Barnes & Noble "Ezra Jack Keats's classic The Snowy Day, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow."—Publisher's Weekly "The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to Horn Book magazine, The Snowy Day was "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero"—yet another reason to add this classic to your shelves. It's as unique and special as a snowflake."—Amazon.com

Into the Wilderness

Into the Wilderness
Author: Sara Donati
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9780440338079
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Release: 2010-09-01
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction, Sara Donati’s epic novel sweeps us into another time and place . . . and into a breathtaking story of love and survival in a land of savage beauty. It is December of 1792. Elizabeth Middleton leaves her comfortable English estate to join her family in a remote New York mountain village. It is a place unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man unlike any she has ever encountered—a white man dressed like a Native American: Nathaniel Bonner, known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives. Determined to provide schooling for all the children of the village, Elizabeth soon finds herself locked in conflict with the local slave owners as well as with her own family. Interweaving the fate of the Mohawk Nation with the destiny of two lovers, Sara Donati’s compelling novel creates a complex, profound, passionate portait of an emerging America. Praise for Into the Wilderness “My favorite kind of book is the sort you live in, rather than read. Into the Wilderness is one of those rare stories that let you breathe the air of another time, and leave your footprints on the snow of a wild, strange place. I can think of no better adventure than to explore the wilderness in the company of such engaging and independent lovers as Elizabeth and her Nathaniel.”—Diana Gabaldon “Each time you open a book you hope to discover a story that will make your spirit of adventure and romance sing. This book delivers on that promise.”—Amanda Quick “A beautiful tale of both romance and survival…Here is the beauty as well as the savagery of the wilderness and, at the core of it all, the compelling story of the love of a man and a woman, both for the untamed land and for one another.”—Allan W. Eckert “Lushly written . . . Exemplary historical fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews “Epic in scope, emotionally intense.”—BookPage

Into the Wilderness

Into the Wilderness
Author: Sara Donati
Pages: 876
ISBN: 9780385342575
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Release: 2008
Editor: Delta
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A schoolmarm leaves England in 1792 to join her father and brother in a mountainous village in upstate New York, where she falls in love with a man torn between white and Native American culture.

Wild

Wild
Author: Cheryl Strayed
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9781101873441
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Release: 2014-11-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the personal crisis the author endured after the death of her mother and a painful divorce, which prompted her ambition to undertake a dangerous 1,100-mile solo hike that both drove her to rock bottom and helped her to heal.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780571267385
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Release: 2012-03-15
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic: 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong? 'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games) A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, it isn't long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt ... 'Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' (Patricia Cornwell) 'Terrifying and haunting.' (Kingsley Amis) 'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' (E. M. Forster) ONE OF THE BBC'S ICONIC 'NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' What readers are saying: 'Every real human being should read this ... This is what we are.' 'It's brilliant, it's captivating, it's thought provoking and brutal and for some, its truly terrifying.' 'It can be read and re-read many times, and every time something new will appear.' 'There is a reason why this is studied at school ... Excellent read.' 'This is one of the few books I've read that I keep on my Kindle to read again.' 'I revisit this every few years and it's always fresh and impressive ... One of the best books I've ever read.'

Where Men Win Glory

Where Men Win Glory
Author: Jon Krakauer
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780385528405
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Release: 2009-09-15
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A “riveting ... 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, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven. Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became an icon of patriotism. When he was killed in Afghanistan two years later, a legend was born. But the real Pat Tillman was much more remarkable, and considerably more complicated than the public knew... This edition has been updated to reflect new developments and includes new material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

INTO THE WILD

INTO THE WILD
Author: JON. KRAKAUER
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1509824383
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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