Paths of Glory

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Paths of Glory

By Jeffrey Archer

St. Martin's Press, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780312539528, 435pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2009

Description

Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. But what if one man had such a dream and once he'd fulfilled it, there was no proof that he had achieved his ambition?

This is the story of such a man: George Mallory. He once told an American reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest "because it's there." On his third attempt in 1924, at age thirty-seven, he was last seen six hundred feet from the top. His body was found in 1999. And it still remains a mystery whether he ever reached the summit.



About the Author
Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain's House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including "And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Kane and Abel," and "False Impression"--have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.


Praise For Paths of Glory

“One of the top ten storytellers in the world.” —Los Angeles Times

“There isn’t a better story-teller alive.” —Larry King

“Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages.” —The Boston Globe

“Cunning plots, silken style…. Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader.” —The New York Times

“Archer is a master entertainer.” —Time

“A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas…unsurpassed skill.” —Washington Post