Under the Banner of Heaven
A Story of Violent Faith Unabridged
By (author) Jon Krakauer
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Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
Book DescriptionBrothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. Krakauer's investigation is a meticulously researched, bone-chilling narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith: an incisive, gripping work of non-fiction that illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behaviour. 'A provocative look at the twisted roots of American fundamentalism' Will Self, Evening Standard Books of the Year 'Excellent ...a lucid, judicious, even sympathetic account not just of Mormon Fundamentalism but of the seductive power of fanaticism in general' Daily Telegraph 'Krakauer writes exceptionally well: as thrilling as Capote on true crime, as devastating as Nietzsche on religious fundamentalism' Scotland on Sunday 'Remarkable ...for anyone interested in the wilder frontiers of spiritual conviction, this book is a must' Independent 'Krakauer is an adept chronicler of extremists, and he's as intent on understanding religious fanatics as he was in his earlier books on exploring the obsessions of monomaniacal adventurers' Los Angeles Times
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780330419123
(197mm x 130mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Pan Books
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jon Krakauer
Jon Krakauer is the author of Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild, and Into Thin Air, and is editor of the Modern Library Exploration series. He lives in the USA.
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