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When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds... Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement. From the Paperback edition.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 1998-11-12
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780679462712

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Jon Krakauer's acclaimed account of a disastrous expedition on Mt Everest This is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history. In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall. Despite the expertise of Hall and the other leaders, by the end of summit day eight people were dead. Krakauer's book is at once the story of the ill-fated adventure and an analysis of the factors leading up to its tragic end. Written within months of the events it chronicles, Into Thin Air clearly evokes the majestic Everest landscape. As the journey up the mountain progresses, Krakauer puts it in context by recalling the triumphs and perils of other Everest trips throughout history. The author's own anguish over what happened on the mountain is palpable as he leads readers to ponder timeless questions.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Pan
Release: 1999-11-01
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781743295540

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Journalist Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for this epic account of the May 1996 disaster. Unabridged. 7 CDs.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 1998
File: 293 Pages
ISBN-13: 0330353977

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Moments away from finally becoming mortal, twelfth-century Welsh warrior Gawan discovers that the higher-ups have different plans for him when he meets his destiny in the form of a beautiful woman with a strange accent who needs his help in remembering her past. Original.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Cindy Miles
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2007
File: 324 Pages
ISBN-13: 0451222628

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Genre: Missing persons
Author: Paul Begg
Publisher:
Release: 1979
File: 186 Pages
ISBN-13: 0722115490

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Author: James T. Child
Publisher:
Release: 1879
File: 188 Pages
ISBN-13: OXFORD:600061858

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Everest, the major motion picture from Universal Pictures, is set for wide release on September 18, 2015. Read The Climb, Anatoli Boukreev (portrayed by Ingvar Sigurðsson in the film) and G. Weston DeWalt’s compelling account of those fateful events on Everest. In May 1996 three expeditions attempted to climb Mount Everest on the Southeast Ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Crowded conditions slowed their progress. Late in the day twenty-three men and women-including expedition leaders Scott Fischer and Rob Hall-were caught in a ferocious blizzard. Disoriented and out of oxygen, climbers struggled to find their way down the mountain as darkness approached. Alone and climbing blind, Anatoli Boukreev brought climbers back from the edge of certain death. This new edition includes a transcript of the Mountain Madness expedition debriefing recorded five days after the tragedy, as well as G. Weston DeWalt's response to Into Thin Air author Jon Krakauer.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Anatoli Boukreev
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release: 2015-09-22
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781250099822

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When desperate child-snatcher Paul Greber abducts a young boy in the hopes of raising him as his own son, Bancroft detective Toby Parkman faces a difficult search that begins with locating the missing boy's guilt-stricken babysitter. Original.

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Genre: Babysitters
Author: Stan Washburn
Publisher:
Release: 1996
File: 328 Pages
ISBN-13: 0671562460

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George’s neighbor Mark Rubin has been canned by his detective agency. J. Christopher Johnson, subject of an embezzlement investigation, has vanished in a helicopter crash—and Mark’s boss blames him for blowing the case. But Mark is convinced that with Nancy’s help he can blow the case wide open!

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2014-07-29
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781481428453

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An old man sentimentally watches a house being torn down across the street from his own lifelong home. It is in the other house that Ralph Kempner has spent his happier days. Most were with an old woman who shared his passion and sophistication for music and literature. A few were with the woman's daughter-in-law with whom he had an affair.

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Genre: Man-woman relationships
Author: Warren Beck
Publisher:
Release: 1951
File: 257 Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:$B322984

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