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Main Title Into the wild /
Author Krakauer, Jon,
Publisher Villard Books,
Year Published 2015
OCLC Number 32857731
ISBN 067942850X; 9780679428503; 9780307387172; 0307387178; 0385486804; 9780385486804
Subjects Adventure and adventurers--United States--Biography ; Wayfaring life--Alaska ; Wayfaring life--West (US) ; Wilderness survival ; Alienation (Social psychology)--Case studies ; Alaska--Travel ; West (US)--Travel ; Alaska--Biography ; West (US)--Biography ; Life Style--United States--Biography ; Wilderness--Alaska ; Wilderness--West (US) ; West United States ; Wilderness survival--Alaska ; Adventure and adventurers--Biography ; Hitchhiking ; Hitchhiking--Alaska ; Hitchhiking--West (US)
Additional Subjects McCandless, Christopher Johnson,--1968-1992
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EOAM  CT9971.M35 K73 1996 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 05/29/2012
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xi, 207 pages : illustration, portrait, maps ; 25 cm
Contents Notes
The Alaska interior -- The stampede trail -- Carthage -- Detrital Wash -- Bullhead City -- Anza-Borrego -- Carthage -- Alaska -- Davis Gulch -- Fairbanks -- Chesapeake Beach -- Annandale -- Virginia Beach -- The Stikine Ice Cap -- The Alaska interior -- The stampede trail. 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 party of moose hunters. 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.