|Sean Penn and Jon Krankauer|
Jon Krakauer (1954 – ), writer and mountaineer (scalatore) and well known for his writing about outdoors adventures (avventure all’aria aperta) and mountain-climbing (scalate), is the author of best-selling(libri di successo) non-fiction books (basati su vita reale). Into the Wild (1996) is about the true story of Christopher McCandless, a young man who, after graduating (dopo aver preso la laurea) from college, began a journey in the American West. The novel was adapted into a film by Sean Penn in 2007. Into Thin Air, (1997) describes the experiences and the general state of Everest mountaineering (scalate dell’Everest). Under the Banner of Heaven (2003) examines the extremes of religious belief (credo religioso), particularly of Mormonism. Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman (2007) reports the journals and letters of Pat Tillman, professional football player and US Army Ranger who died in Afghanistan becoming a symbol of American sacrifice and heroism.