Author : Jon Krakauer
Publisher : Anchor
Release :2009-09-22
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0307476863

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. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. 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 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author : Sean Penn
Publisher : Paramount Home Video
Release :2008
Total pages :144
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 5557505083

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.

Author : Carine McCandless
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release :2014-11-11
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780062325167

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.

Author : Hannes Krehan
Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Release :2014-01
Total pages :96
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9783954891856

The author analyzes three books on escapism and the various ways in which it is represented in them. He focuses on Alex Garland’s backpacker cult novel 'The Beach' and William Sutcliffe’s satire of the gap-year traveler 'Are You Experienced?' as well as Jon Krakauer’s non-fiction book 'Into the Wild'.The first part of the analysis deals with the influence of literary genres like the Bildungsroman and travel literature. Unreliable narration as a narrative strategy is taken into consideration, as well as the colonial subtext of 'The Beach' and 'Are You Experienced?'. In 'Into the Wild' nature writing and road narratives are an integral part of the narrative.The second part deals with cultural aspects such as questions of authenticity that are raised during the narratives, the role of drugs as a means of escape, and also the problematic relationship between travelers and tourists. Finally, the author compares two film adaptations, Danny Boyle’s 'The Beach' (2000) and Sean Penn’s 'Into the Wild' (2007), with their corresponding literary source texts.

Author : Jon Krakauer
Publisher : Anchor
Release :2019
Total pages :192
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781984897695

"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"--

Author : John James Knudsen
Publisher : Pelican Publishing
Release :2010-09-23
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1455609811

One Army Air Corps soldier�s ordeals during World War II. Written in the personable voice of someone reflecting honestly on his life�s journey, this autobiography is full of anecdotes of a Depression-era Montana boyhood and culminates with the author�s training for service as a B-17 pilot and subsequent role as a flight instructor.

Author : Office of the Federal Register (U S )
Publisher : Government Printing Office
Release :2011-02
Total pages :1212
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 016086514X

The Code of Federal Regulations is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the United States Federal Government.

Author : Sharon Ihle
Publisher : ePublishing Works!
Release :2012-01-23
Total pages :350
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781614171720

eBook newly edited and revised. While searching for her sister, Ann Marie Cannary discovers a crude mining town, a run-down cabin, and a fiercely independent creature known as Calamity Jane. No sooner does Annie step through the door than she's swept into a brawl and thrust into the arms of the most heartstopping man she’s ever seen—Lucky Luke McCanles, notorious gunman and gambler. To Luke, Annie looks as sweet as sugar candy. Betting against all the odds, he decides to play a gentleman’s hand to win her. Then he wakes up to find himself in Annie’s bed—married to her. Now Annie will prove that a man can run, and a man can hide, but he can't escape when he’s lost his heart to a... WILDCAT. REVIEWS: "Sharon Ihle succeeds in bringing the vibrant color and unbridled passion of the west to full-blooded life [in Wildcat]... A love story that rings with exuberance, reality, and triumph." ~Romantic Times "A tender love story... passionate and strong-willed." ~Rendezvous THE WILD WOMEN, in series order: Untamed Wildcat Wild Rose Wild Hearts

Author : N.A
Publisher : Sole Books
Release :
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780984425730

Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release :2014
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OSU:32437123424661

Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.