June 27, 2012
FAILURE: Into Thin Air

Reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion, Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996. He hadn’t slept in fifty-seven hours. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds…

Into Thin Air is the terrifying story of what really happened that fateful day at the top of the world, during what would be the deadliest season in the history of Mount Everest.

Into Thin Aira national bestseller, is available through Indiana Humanities Novel Conversations lending library. Request a set (for free!) for your book club today.

In June, Indiana Humanities is exploring the topic of “failure,” as part of its Spirit of Competition theme.

 

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