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Alaska: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Into the Wild follows the story of a young man from a well-to-do family who hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.