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A novel about one mans extraordinary quest to climb Mt. Everest from the one writer who could bring such a towering, epic tale vividly to life

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer

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 hed fulfilled it, there was no proof that he had achieved his ambition?

PATHS OF GLORY

This is the story of such a man: George Mallory. He once told an American reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest “because its 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…

“There isnt a better storyteller alive.”—Larry King

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

“Archer is a master entertainer.”—Time

Synopsis:

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 hed 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 its 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

Synopsis:

A novel about one mans extraordinary quest to climb Mt. Everest from the one writer who could bring such a towering, epic tale vividly to life

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer

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 hed fulfilled it, there was no proof that he had achieved his ambition?

PATHS OF GLORY

This is the story of such a man: George Mallory. He once told an American reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest “because its 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…

“There isnt a better storyteller alive.”Larry King

“A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas.”Washington Post

“Archer is a master entertainer.”Time

About the Author

JEFFREY ARCHER was educated at Oxford University. He became one of the youngest members of the House of Commons at the age of 29, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992. His books have sold over 125 million copies worldwide. Archer is married with two children and lives in Cambridge, England.

Visit www.jeffreyarcher.com

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Lindsay Waite, August 18, 2012 (view all comments by Lindsay Waite)
A co-worker of mine knows I love to hike and admire mountain climbers tremendously (though I would never be that brave). She gave me "Paths of Glory" as a gift, and I delved into it immediately. It is based on George Mallory, a climber who wanted to conquer Mt Everest in the years before Sir Edmund Hillary did so. Any book that can describe the actual experience of climbing so effectively - the difficulty, the strain, the bitter cold, the danger, the lack of breathable air - is worthy of a read to those of us who will never dare. Since this "historical novel" is based on a real person, it might be interesting to research how accurately Archer stuck to the facts. I, however, didn't read this to learn about Mallory. I read it to go along on a climb up this awe-inspiring and frightening mountain. The book succeeded in allowing me to join in, and reinforced my respect for those who actually do climb mountains.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312539528
Author:
Archer, Jeffrey
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Mallory, George
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Action & Adventure
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Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
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7.50 x 4.19 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

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 hed 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 its 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

"Synopsis" by ,

A novel about one mans extraordinary quest to climb Mt. Everest from the one writer who could bring such a towering, epic tale vividly to life

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer

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 hed fulfilled it, there was no proof that he had achieved his ambition?

PATHS OF GLORY

This is the story of such a man: George Mallory. He once told an American reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest “because its 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…

“There isnt a better storyteller alive.”Larry King

“A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas.”Washington Post

“Archer is a master entertainer.”Time

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