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Under the Banner of Heaven A Story of Violent Faith

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ISBN-10: 1400032806

ISBN-13: 9781400032808

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jon Krakauer

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Jon Krakauer's literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. In UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, he shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders. At the core of his book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon Fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this "divinely inspired" crime, Krakauer constructs a multilayered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, savage violence, polygamy, and unyielding faith. Along the…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Jon Krakauer was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1954. He received a degree in environmental studies from Hampshire College in Massachusetts in 1976. He worked as a carpenter and fisherman. He also wrote articles on mountain climbing, which appeared in several publications including GQ, National Geographic, Architectural Digest, Playboy, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone. In 1996, he climbed Mt. Everest, but a storm took the lives of four of the five teammates who reached the summit with him. An analysis of the calamity he wrote for Outside magazine received a National Magazine Award. An article he wrote for Smithsonian about volcanology received the 1997 Walter Sullivan Award for…