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Lifeboat No. 8

The No. 1 New York Times bestselling story of one of the first lifeboats to leave the Titanic. A vivid re-creation of that cold, calm night a century ago.

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Farthest North

From the author of the bestselling adventure tale The Darkest Jungle, the incredible, little-known story of America’s first great Arctic expedition.

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Me, Myself, and Ribeye

Go to Argentina and find the best steak on earth, we told him. It was a dream assignment for our favorite swashbuckling gourmand—until he found himself staring into el ojo de la vaca.

Apr 2009
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Copy Cats

Vegas in the 60s: Men were swingers, women were broads, and the Rat Pack ruled the roost. For lounge singer Tony Ocean and his crew, things just haven’t been the same since.

Jun 2000

The Essential Nature of Islands …

… is to attract (specifically to draw my wandering kayak to the Philippine archipelago). And to beguile (specifically me).

Sep 1998
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Beam Me Out of This Death Trap, Scotty

5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 … Goodbye, Columbia.

Dangerous Medicine

With each outbreak of the world’s most fearsome disease, an ad hoc team of doctors and virus-hunters risk their own lives by heading straight for the epicenter. The author joins them in Uganda as they battle to contain the virus, and trek into the forest in search of its secrets.

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Mississippi Drift

River vagrants in the age of Wal-Mart.

Mar 2008
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Sheep Hunting with Oil Man John

Jan 2001

Prisoners Rule

Welcome to the deadliest city in the deadliest country in the world.

Oct 2012

Time Out

If you feel that life is moving faster, you’re right.

Sep 2012

May Day

International Workers’ Day in Moscow highlights the tensions and fledgling unities of post-Soviet Russia.

May 1993


Moscow is many things, but politically correct is not one of them.

Aug 1993

All or Nothing

Ski bumming across the Alps.

Nov 2003

Slum Visits: Tourism or Voyeurism?

Some visitors are trading museums and monuments for shantytowns and garbage heaps. But critics say these tours are exploitative.

How Chris McCandless Died

A new paper presents hitherto unknown evidence that appears to close the book on the cause of Christopher McCandless’s death.

Sep 2013
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The Forbidden Island

They told me I’d never get on, and when that didn’t work, they said there was nothing there. But if Ni‘ihau was just the dusty cattle farm they swore it was, then why were they trying to hard to keep me off?

Mar 1988

Something Happened

Sending Jon Krakauer to Everest was my idea. After the news broke, I spent the better part of a day wondering if I’d put him in a frozen grave.

Aug 2006
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Relocation! Relocation! Relocation!

At some point in the nearish future, much of the Maldive Islands will slip beneath the sea, large chunks of a nation swallowed up by the rising waters of global warming. Alarmed and increasingly desperate, the country’s young president has an audacious plan: To buy a new homeland for his people. It’s epic. It’s borderline crazy. Can it possibly work?

Dec 2009
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An Attempt to Compile a Short History of the Buffalo Chicken Wing

Unraveling the legend of the celebrated tavern fare.

Aug 1980

Trouble on Fantasy Island

Twentieth Century Fox sought out an isolated tropical beach in Thailand. Then they put Leonardo DiCaprio on it. And then created a vision of wilderness despoiled by a tale of wilderness despoiled. Out of which unfolds a media fable with real-life consequences in a world haunted by travelers’ dreams of paradise.

Jan 2000