Jon Krakauer is the author of Three Cups of Deceit, Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, Under the Banner of Heaven, and Where Men Win Glory, and is the editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.


Two years after Jon Krakauer revealed that Greg Mortenson’s book Three Cups of Tea was riddled with lies and his charity was being mismanaged, many questions remain unanswered. In a new report, Krakauer reveals that the charity continues to waste donated dollars and Mortenson is still dodging accountability.

The man chosen by Barack Obama to lead the war in Afghanistan also helped cover up the friendly-fire death of NFL player turned soldier Pat Tillman, writes Jon Krakauer. He administered a fraudulent medal recommendation to keep the public in the dark. So why isn’t anybody talking about it?