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    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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    Title
    Under the Banner of Heaven
    Subtitle
    A Story of Violent Faith
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon Krakauer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 372
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330419123
    ISBN 10: 0330419129
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC99
    Libri: ENGM2000, USAA5066
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 289.373
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: FUND5000, MORM5000
    BISAC V2.8: REL046000
    LC classification: BX8609
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: KRIM1500, VERB5056
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060, TRU002000
    Libri: P0044406, TRUE5000
    Thema V1.0: DNXC, QRMB39
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    31 July 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "'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 adventures' Los Angeles Times"