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Into The Wild - by Jon Krakauer (1996)

I went to sleep last night thinking about this book, and woke up still thinking about it. It is the excruciatingly sad story about a young man on a quest to be totally alone in the wilderness of Alaska. 386 more words

Biography And Non-fiction

Beach Energy joins the big time

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Fairbanks 142

In the spring of 1992, a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless, who styled himself “Alexander Supertramp,” went to a particularly wild part of Alaska near Mount Denali, was unable to return to civilization because the trail to Healy across the Teklanika River was in flood from glacial melt during the summer months and could not be crossed. 412 more words

Travel

In Defense of the Foolish(Romantic)

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

My high school students don’t typically read even when they’re required to, so when one makes a point to recommend a book she’s read multiple times, I stand up and take notice. 801 more words

Reviews

Lost in Alaska

Once more a visitor to the north has gone missing in the Alaska wilds.

This time, according to rangers at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, it is 34-year-old Nick Larsen from Oregon. 850 more words

News

Takako Konishi

The story of Takako Konishi, an unemployed Japanese travel agent is a haunting one, a story that will stay with you forever. Far from her home in Japan in November 2001, Konishi’s body was discovered outside Detroit Lakes, Minnesota by a local bowhunter. 1,811 more words

Book Review: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Summary: A short biography of a young man in his 20s named Chris McCandless, who, soon after graduating from college, decided to pursue a life completely surrounded by and in the wild. 96 more words

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