And we asked Anderson Cooper, Cory Booker, Dominique Dawes, Tom Brokaw and David H.

He was surrounded by his meager provisions: a .22-caliber rifle; some well-worn and annotated paperbacks; a camera and five rolls of exposed film; and the diary, 113 cryptic notes on the back pages of a book that identified edible plants. Mc Candless died, from starvation aggravated by accidental poisoning, he had survived for more than 110 days on nothing but a 10-pound sack of rice and what he could hunt and forage in the unforgiving taiga. He graduated from Emory University with honors, then disappeared in 1990.

Jon Krakauer, at the time a freelance writer, heard about Mr. He donated virtually all the money in his bank account to Oxfam, a charity dedicated to fighting poverty, then drove west before abandoning his car and burning the cash he had left.

It will be available for preorder and will appear on store shelves in October. She was born Lady Diana Spencer, the daughter of an earl, in 1961.

Althorp, her childhood home, was a stately, drafty pile, crammed with priceless works of art.

Britain went into deep shock, wondering aloud whether it had helped cause Diana’s death by not appreciating her enough in life.

The power of the emotion — and the frenzy whipped up by the tabloid newspapers — all but forced Queen Elizabeth to break with centuries of tradition and protocol and make a public address to the nation. Men, women and children lined the streets and wept as Diana’s coffin went by.

Mc Candless’s story from an editor at Outside magazine who had read the Associated Press piece. He deserted his family and a privileged life without looking back. Mc Candless canoed into Mexico, hitchhiked north and worked odd jobs along the way.

Mc Candless’s life and discovered a complicated, compelling story. Mc Candless’s travels and lonely death in “Into the Wild” (1996), a national best-seller that has since sold millions of copies in the United States.

He often roamed alone, but left an impression on many of the friends he made along the way.