On My Wish List
As of this week, my wishlist contains two main authors - Bill Bryson and Jon Krakauer. This week I'll feature Jon Krakauer because I probably have at least four for Bill Bryson on my list.
Into The Wild - Admitting an interest that borders on obsession, Krakauer searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled 24-year-old Chris McCandless to leave civilization behind and head into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Four months later, McCandless's emaciated corpse was found at his campsite by a hunter. Mesmerizing and heartbreaking, Krakauer's powerful and luminous storytelling blaze through every page.
Into Thin Air - A beautiful, lush, fully illustrated edition of a true publishing phenomenon, Into Thin Air: The Illustrated Edition contains hundreds of never-before-seen photographs in a magnificently produced volume and includes a new Afterword by the author. 350 halftone illustrations.
Prophet's Prey - Prophet's Prey offers the gripping, behind-the-scenes account of a bizarre world from the only man who knows the full story.
Despite considerable press coverage and a lengthy trial, the full story has remained largely untold. Only one man can reveal the whole, astounding truth: Sam Brower, the private investigator who devoted years of his life to breaking open the secret practices of the FLDS and bringing Warren Jeffs and his inner circle to justice. In Prophet's Prey, Brower implicates Jeffs in his own words, bringing to light the contents of Jeffs's personal priesthood journal, discovered in a hidden underground vault, and revealing to readers the shocking inside world of FLDS members, whose trust he earned and who showed him the staggering truth of their lives.
From the private investigator who cracked open the case that led to the arrest of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, horrifying story of how a rogue sect used sex, money, and power disguised under a favßade of religion to further criminal activities and a madman's vision.