Classic Krakauer Classic Krakauer

Classic Krakauer

"Mark Foo's Last Ride," "After the Fall," and Other Essays from the Vault

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Publisher Description

Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism.

His 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.

Bringing together work originally published in such magazines as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian—all rigorously researched, vividly written, and marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop—Classic Krakauer powerfully demonstrates the author’s ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth.

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2018
February 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Nick Weston ,

Not a book

This is a collection of magazine articles, which in and of itself doesn’t negate it...it’s just that there aren’t enough of the, to qualify as a book. Whisked through this in a couple of nights and was astounded that they considered this enough to sell as a book. Don’t get wrong, JK is an an amazing writer.

jcfiske ,

Too bad John doesn’t write anymore.

I guess recycled articles is the best we can expect from this incredible author. I morn the loss of Krakauer’s original writing.

I’ll settle for this and hope for more someday.

Meatball 2 ,

I love how this man writes

I bought the book “Into Thin Air,” and was so enthralled with it that I’ve read all his books since then. Never disappointed. This book is excellent, too, and I usually pass on collections of essays.

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