Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster. New York: Villard. 1997 First Edition.
"I approached Into Thin Air warily. I think it was all the hype, all the people insisting, “you must read it,” all the talk of million-dollar advances. What, I wondered, is so special about this book? The answer, of course, is the uniquely compelling human drama of its subject matter. It requires a skilled writer to do justice to that material, and Into Thin Air has been praised as great “literature,” but to my mind this is not so much literature as a highly competent piece of journalism." Excerpt from Stephen Venables' review in the American Alpine Club Journal Vol. 40. Issue 72. Page 362. 1998. Read the full review here.
Hardcover. 293 pages. Dust jacket. Pages, cover and dust jacket in very good condition.
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