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Paths of Glory - Jeffrey Archer
Paths of Glory
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Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed.  People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong—their... show more
Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed.  People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong—their unparalleled success has made their stories into legend.But what if one man had such a dream, and once he’d achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition?Jeffrey Archer’s new novel, Paths of Glory, is the story of such a man—George Mallory. Born in 1886, he was a brilliant student who became part of the Bloomsbury Group at Cambridge in the early twentieth century and served in the Royal Garrison Artillery during World War I. After the war, he married, had three children, and would have spent the rest of his life as a schoolteacher, but for his love of mountain climbing.Mallory once told a reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, “because it is there.” On his third try in 1924, at age thirty-seven, he was last seen four hundred feet from the top. His body was found in 1999, and it remains a mystery whether he and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, ever reached the summit.In fact, not until you’ve turned the last page of Archer’s extraordinary novel will you be able to decide if George Mallory should be added to that list of legends, while another name would have to be removed.  Paths of Glory is truly a triumph.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781447226406 (1447226402)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Edition language: English
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seasidesam
seasidesam rated it
3.0 Paths of Glory
Being a Major Jeffery Archer fan having read most of his books - I picked up 'Paths of Glory' expecting another great read. This is not the typical Archer story or style. Based loosely on fact it keeps your attention and gives you some insight into the politics that effected the history of the Briti...
denisebetteridge
denisebetteridge rated it
I've always really liked Jeffrey Archer's books, and this one is no exception. It is different than his others in that it is based on a real person, but it is still written as a thriller. Is that because Archer is that clever a writer or was the person's life really that interesting? It is about a m...
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