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Jon Krakauer

Jon KrakauerBorn: 12-Apr-1954
Birthplace: Brookline, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Into Thin Air

Avid mountain climber, magazine journalist, and bestselling nonfiction author who was nearly killed in 1996 on the summit of Everest. His books include: Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild, Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster, and Under the Banner of Heaven.

Father: Lewis J. Krakauer (b. 1927, d. 24-Sep-2001)
Mother: Carol
Wife: Linda Mariam Moore (m. 1980)

    High School: Corvallis High School, Corvallis, OR (1972)
    University: BA Environmental Studies, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA (1976)

    Outside
    Playboy fitness columnist
    Summited Mount Everest (May-1996)
    Polish Ancestry Paternal
    Russian Ancestry Paternal
    Jewish Ancestry Paternal

Author of books:
Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains (1990, essays)
Into the Wild (1996, biography)
Into Thin Air (1997, nonfiction)
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of a Violent Faith (2003, nonfiction)
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman (2009, nonfiction)


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