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Missoula

Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

Missoula( )
Author: Krakauer, Jon
ISBN:978-0-8041-7056-7
Publication Date:Jan 2016
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $29.99
Book Description:

Missoula, Montana, is home to a highly regarded state university whose beloved football team inspires a rabidly loyal fan base. Between January 2008 and May 2012, the Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported by students to the Missoula police. Many of the alleged perpetrators played for the Grizzlies. Few of the cases were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of some of the...
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Book Details
Pages:416
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Violence In Society
True Crime / Sexual Assault
Law / Legal History
History / United States / State & Local / West (Ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.979 x 20.32 x 2.311 cm
Book Weight:0.304 Kilograms
Author Biography
Krakauer, Jon (Author)
Jon Krakauer was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on April 12, 1954. He received a degree in environmental studies from Hampshire College in Massachusetts in 1976. He worked as a carpenter, fisherman, and writer. He articles on mountain climbing appeared in several publications including GQ, National Geographic, Architectural Digest, Playboy, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone. In 1996, he climbed Mt. Everest, but a storm took the lives of four of the five teammates who reached the summit with him. An analysis of the calamity he wrote for Outside magazine received a National Magazine Award. An article he wrote for Smithsonian about volcanology received the 1997 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism.

He is the author of several books including Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster; Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith; Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman; Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way; and Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town. His book, Into the Wild, was made into a movie in 2007. He is also the editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.

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