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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

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ISBN10: 0385494785
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My to-read list is long as it is, so I usually put off reading bestsellers until (a) the hype dies down and used copies start to become available or (b) someone chastises me for not having read something that came out forever ago. And so it was that 10 years after its release, I finally got around to reading Into Thin Air. Turns out the hype was justified. Krakauer's personal account of the deadliest season in Everest's climbing history is, hands down, one of the most riveting, harrowing, and thoughtfully written books I have read. I cannot recommend it enough.
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Jon Krakauer is a part-time mountaineer and a full-time writer. He is a contributing editor at Outside magazine and writes for many national magazines and newspapers. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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ConKat21, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by ConKat21)
One of my favorite nonfiction books. Krakauer recounts the deadly events on Everest with lovely prose and at a cracking pace. A true page-turner!
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momo23, February 18, 2012 (view all comments by momo23)
I had to read this for my English assignment. I enjoyed most of the book. The story was interesting, and the author wrote the book in a way that had a lot of details. At some points it might be kind of boring, but for the most part, the story was fun and may be a bit depressing. I think the book clearly made me not want to climb Mt. Everest at all. For those who like mountain climbing and adventure, I would highly recommend this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385494786
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Author:
Jon Krakauer New Afterword by the Author
Location:
New York
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Everest, mount (china and nepal)
Subject:
Mountaineering accidents
Subject:
Mountaineering expeditions
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Mountain Madness (Firm)
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 7, revision 4
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.12x5.26x.81 in. .63 lbs.

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My to-read list is long as it is, so I usually put off reading bestsellers until (a) the hype dies down and used copies start to become available or (b) someone chastises me for not having read something that came out forever ago. And so it was that 10 years after its release, I finally got around to reading Into Thin Air. Turns out the hype was justified. Krakauer's personal account of the deadliest season in Everest's climbing history is, hands down, one of the most riveting, harrowing, and thoughtfully written books I have read. I cannot recommend it enough.

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