Into The Wild by John Krakauer




     In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.

Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.

John Krakauer

203 pages

copyright 1997

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  • David K.

    Have car problems. Can't make it sorry

    July 25, 2013

  • Robert L. P.

    Backing out because I sold my copy on ebay a couple of years ago and my only input would be that McCandless was a wealthy weenie whose smugness overcame any sense of reality he may have possessed. A plumber's son wouldn't be so stupid. Discuss.

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't know if I'll be able to read it in a week.

    July 17, 2013

  • Christine A.

    Love this one...

    July 10, 2013

  • David K.

    See Christine .....John Krakauer always packs em in....need to do the Pat Tilman one

    May 27, 2013

  • David K.

    sounds fun

    March 7, 2013

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