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Jon Krakauer

Author Seeks Info On College Student's Rape Case

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 03.14.2014 | College

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer is asking a judge to order the release of records in the 2012 rape case against University of Montana quart...

'Into The Wild' Hunter Shot And Killed By Police

Reuters | Steve Quinn | Posted 05.13.2014 | Crime

(Adds details in paragraphs 9 and 11) By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Alaska, March 13 (Reuters) - An Alaskan moose hunter, whos...

Insurer To Settle With 'Three Cups Of Tea' Charity For $1.2 Million

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

HELENA, Mont. — HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An insurance company will pay $1.2 million to a charity co-founded by "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mor...

Stink on Mount McKinley coming from 'Into the Wild' author Jon Krakauer?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 08.27.2013 | Weird News
Alaska Dispatch News

Jon Krakauer, who spawned no end of crap for Alaska search-and-rescue personnel when he penned "Into the Wild" 20 years ago, is now involved in his ow...

'Three Cups Of Tea' Co-Author Takes His Own Life

AP | By JEFF BARNARD | Posted 02.01.2013 | Books

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- David Oliver Relin, co-author of the best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea," said in legal filings about a year before his re...

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Humanitarian Author

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 06.30.2012 | Impact

HELENA, Mont. — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a civil lawsuit against author Greg Mortenson, calling claims "flimsy and speculative" that ...

Mountain Looks Like a Coffee Table Book. It's Really About Sacred Places and the Reach For the Divine.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.11.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

There are big books that you buy for people you don't completely care about -- gift books, coffee table books. And then there are books like Mountain, books that cost you something to look through, books that repay the effort.

Andrea Stone

Exclusive: Charity Watchdog Calls For 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author Greg Mortenson's Resignation | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact

The watchdog group that first warned that the bestselling author of "Three Cups of Tea" was more interested in selling books than building schools in ...

Woman Drops 'Three Cups Of Tea' Lawsuit

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books

HELENA, Mont. — An Illinois woman has dropped her lawsuit against "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson, leaving just one legal claim that m...

Three Cups Of Tea Author Greg Mortenson Faces Another Lawsuit

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books

Greg Mortenson is facing another lawsuit filed over his bestselling memoir, Three Cups of Tea....

Bestselling Author Releases New Kindle Single About Animal Love And Technology | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 07.19.2011 | Books

Last Friday Susan Orlean was on the verge of some serious animal acquisitions. Her latest herd of 12 Black Angus cattle was scheduled to be dropped o...

Donor: Mortenson's Charity Financials 'So Messed Up'

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 07.05.2011 | Impact
Virginia M. Moncrieff

"Who can be troubled to read financials? I have to admit, I didn't until this whole thing broke open. Basically, people are saying, 'Don't trouble me with facts and numbers, I like Greg, and I like the story.'"

Three Cups of a Flawed Hero: The Limits of Greg Mortenson's Model of Change

Paul Loeb | Posted 06.27.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

Three Cups still presents an infinitely more hopeful message than that of detached cynicism. But the story can easily buttress the myth that those who make change have to be almost superhuman.

Three Cups of Humble Pie

Marianne Elliott | Posted 06.21.2011 | Impact
Marianne Elliott

If we leverage our story to encourage our readers to donate money, then we bear an even heavier responsibility not to mislead them in any way. Greg Mortenson appears to have taken this too lightly.

Too Little Too Late? Greg Mortenson's Charity Pledges 'Full Transparency'

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 06.21.2011 | Impact

HELENA, Mont. — The family friend of Greg Mortenson who has stepped in to run the Central Asia Institute while the "Three Cups of Tea" co-author...

Truth vs. Embellishment

William Dietrich | Posted 06.20.2011 | Books
William Dietrich

Here's an idea: let's make memoirs true and put the made-up stuff in fiction. Ain't gonna happen. Too much money in lying. And literary bigwigs think it's sorta okay.

'Three Cups Of Tea' Inquiry Launched

AP | By MATT VOLZ | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana's attorney general has launched an inquiry into the charity run by "Three Cups of Tea" co-author Greg Mortenson. Attorney Gen...

Greg Mortenson Blames Co-Author For Inaccuracies In 'Three Cups Of Tea' | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

In an exclusive series of interviews with editorial director Alex Heard, Mortenson admitted to making mistakes both as a writer and nonprofit manager,...

Mortenson's 'Three Cups Of Tea' Under fire from ‘60 Minutes': Author Denies Allegations

Los Angeles Times | Mortenson Under Fire From ‘60 Minutes’ — Bozeman Philanthropist Denies Allegations | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

Bestselling author Greg Mortenson has issued a written response to a "60 Minutes" report calling into question his philanthropic practices and his exp...

'Three Cups Of Tea' Author Greg Mortenson's Stories Called Into Question By '60 Minutes'

Posted 06.17.2011 | Impact

After telling his life story, Greg Mortenson sold millions of books and raised tens of millions of dollars for his charity. After "60 Minutes" aire...

Get Cozy: 6 Books To Beat The Winter Blues | Nora Dunne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The groundhog may have seen his shadow yesterday, but for those of us enduring a blizzard a week spring still seems a distant prospect. So instead of ...

Stephen Colbert To Jon Krakauer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In an interview on his show last night, Stephen Colbert told author Jon Krakauer, "When I read the title here, 'Where Men Win Glory,' I naturally thou...

North Face: The Eiger Beckons

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Philipp Stölzl's North Face tells the story of two Nazi climber's attempt to ascend a treacherous route up The Eiger Mountain.

Jason Linkins

Daily Show Beat Meet The Press To The Punch On Jon Krakauer | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's worth pointing out that Jon Stewart conducted his interview with a greater awareness of where the "news" is in an interview with Jon Krakauer.

Sam Stein

Jon Krakauer: McChrystal's Explanation For Pat Tillman Cover-up Is "Preposterous" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Little attention has been paid to Gen. Stanley McChrystal's back-story and his rise to the height of military command of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. B...