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Biographies & Memoirs

Biographies & Memoirs

Whether it's the final journey of a spiritual mentor or the art of innovation from a young computer genius, the courage to survive insurmountable odds, or the private and personal autobiography of a public personality, you'll find these stories and much more in our Biographies and Memoirs section. When you shop biographies and memoirs with Thriftbooks.com you read more and spend less.
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Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer (b. April 12th, 1954 in Brookine, Massachusetts) is an American non-fiction author who has written numerous bestselling books about the wilderness and mountain-climbing. His book Into the Wild, which chronicles the travels of American adventurer Christopher McCandless, spent two years on the New York Time's bestsellers list. His second book, Into Thin Air, is an account of Krakauer's experiences on Mount Everest in 1996 during a brutal storm. In addition to his books, Krakauer has contributed to several magazines, including National Geographic, Outside, and Rolling Stone.

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