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Author:
Jeffrey Archer
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978-0330511667
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Pan Publishing; Unabridged edition (2009)
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Also by jeffrey archer. Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less. Printed in the United States of America.

Also by jeffrey archer. For information, address St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, . Archer, Jeffrey, 1940–. Paths of glory, Jeffrey Archer. 1st ed. p. cm. ISBN: 978-1-4299-7169-0.

Paths of Glory is a novel by English author Jeffrey Archer based on the story of George Mallory who died attempting to climb Everest in the 1920s. It was published by St. Martin's Press on 3 March 2009. It fictionally supports the claims that George Mallory, an Englishman, was the first to conquer Mount Everest - before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

This is the story of such a man: George Mallory I read many of Jeffrey Archer’s novels at the time of publication 20 years ago. After reading his newest book I decided to revisit his old novels and to begin re-reading some of those that.

This is the story of such a man: George Mallory. I read many of Jeffrey Archer’s novels at the time of publication 20 years ago. After reading his newest book I decided to revisit his old novels and to begin re-reading some of those that I remember the central story but have forgotten all of the detail. This was one of those books.

Although I enjoyed this book, as I do all Jeffrey Archer books, I was not compelled to read it every day. It was almost a chore to sit down to read this so it could get back to the library on time. Not my favourite of his.

Paths of Glory is the story of such a ma. Jeffrey was the winner of the Prix Relay du Roman d’Évasion, a prize that rewards a novel in which readers can ‘escape from everyday life’, for his novel Paths of Glory.

Paths of Glory is the story of such a man. But not until you’ve turned the last page of this extraordinary novel, will you be able to decide if George Mallory should be added to this list of legends, because if he were, another name would have to be removed. The award ceremony took place in the heart of the Faubourg Saint Germain, France, on Tuesday 8 June 2010 at the Maison de l’Amérique latine.

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In memory of. CHRIS BRASHER. who encouraged me to write this book. My special thanks go to the mountaineer and historian Audrey Salkeld for her invaluable help, advice, and expertise. My thanks also go to Simon Bainbridge, John Bryant, Rosie de Courcy, Anthony Geffen, Bear Grylls, George Mallory II, Alison Prince, and Mari Roberts. Inspired by a true story. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Jeffrey Archer's latest book, Paths of Glory, is the story of such a man--George Mallory. Mallory once told an American reporter that he wanted to climb Mt.

Jeffrey Archer's latest book, Paths of Glory, is the story of such a man--George Mallory. 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.

Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. Francis Drake, Robert Scott, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary, Neil Armstrong, and Lewis and Clark are among such individuals.

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?

Jeffrey Archer's latest book, PATHS OF GLORY, is the story of such a man---George Mallory. Mallory 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.

But only after you've turned the last page of this extraordinary novel, inspired by a true story, will you be able to decide if George Mallory's name should be added to the list of legends, in which case another name would have to be removed. Paths of Glory is truly a triumph.

  • I have read 16 of Jeffery Archer's many books and for the most part, he tells a good story with a writing style that keeps the story moving. My only criticism of his books is that since he is British, he has a penchant for using certain words for items or definitions that only a Brit might understand. Fortunately, this does not detract from the story.
    I read this book with considerable interest since I have a scant knowledge of mountain climbing and was filled with admiration for the climbing teams who faced tremendous hardships and danger with one goal in mind; get to the summit of Everest. I would recommend this book to all of the people who still have a spark of adventure in their heart and wish to live vicariously through the brave men (and women) brought back to life in this writing.
    One more thing to consider; George Mallory did not return after his monumental achievement to his beloved wife and children. In the last few minutes of his life, I wonderful how he felt about his decision and the sacrifice. It begs the question, what price glory?

  • This was an extraordinary story of George Mallory and his passion to be the first man to summit Mt. Everest. As history has documented, Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay conquered the tallest mountain in the world in 1953. Mallory's two attempts occurred in 1923 and 1924. His body was found in 1999, without a camera or any indication or proof of his success or failure.

    This novel was captivating from the onset. Perhaps because that part of the world holds a special place in my heart for many reasons. Not the least of which Tensing was my group's guide on my first trip to Kathmandu, Nepal in the 70's. He was an unassuming, quiet, shy man that had lived through these extreme experiences and with the notoriety that he was ill equipped for. He had been hired by Eric Lars Lindblad to be a guide to tourists under a contract he apparently did not completely comprehend. His personal complaint to me in confidence was that many of the promises made to him by Lindblad Tours were not met. I did share as much of my film that I could spare as that was one of the many things he had hoped to have in abundance. He was also kind enough to be my personal porter in that he carried my camera equipment all over Nepal as we were guided throughout the country. In turn, I delivered a small rug to his wife (his third) who was in Siliguri when my group arrived after a horrific landing in West Bengal, India during a monsoon.

    As a tourist in that part of the world, I was given the opportunity to fly by Mt. Everest for a magnificent view. From our plane it was difficult to really comprehend the magnitude of this mountain and the magic it has held for serious climbers over the last century. On several occasions we were awakened very early in the morning to watch the sunrise and the exquisite pink and purple hues that cover the mountain range of the Himalayas. The experience is breathtaking.

    Once again, Archer has captivated me with his wonderful writing, beautiful descriptions and elegant characters. I would give this book a 5 star rating. I couldn't put it down !

  • A historical novel that reads as a great adventure story. The name George Mallory is virtually unheard of today. Yet in the early 1920's he was a world phenom. He was the leader of the first ever attempt to climb Mt Everest. We learn of the ordeals involved in just conceiving the expedition, the organization and the establishment of base camp. Then the first attempt which ends in failure and tragedy Then in 1924 we see how the group tries yet again. And in the end he may have been the very first person to actually reach the summit. Archer tells this story so well the reader can actually feel the frigid wind and stinging snow on his face. As well as the frustration of the whole affair.
    An absolute , can't put it down read.

  • One of my favourite authors and one of my favourite topics - Archer and Everest. I have read this book about 3 times and it never disappoints. Particularly topical now with recent events in Nepal/Sherpas/Everest/Avalanche/Earthquake. The storyline is excellent - public knowledge to a degree of course. But what Mr Archer does with his characters is fascinating, gives the tale a wonderful twist and the book is overall a simply a good read. Also gives an interesting insight into the planning of such an expedition in the 1920's. Imagine today's mountaineers climbing Everest with woollen mittens knitted by their mother/wife!

  • While this was a historical novel, I believe it was generally accurate.

    For the most part I only read non-fiction adventure, however this was a nice change and I would recommend it for those interested in George Mallory and his attempt on Everest.

    Nicolas Hale,
    ArtofAdventure.Net

  • I bought this book a couple of years ago in the Bargain Book section of Barnes and Noble. Great story and of course Archer is a good writer. Recently, in a book "purge" my wife requires I threw it out. Then, a month or two ago my brother in law sent me a book entitled "Into the Silence" by Wade Davis, an historian. Great book by the way if you're interested and about the Great War and the Mallory expeditions. I was so impressed with the Davis book I remembered the book I threw out, "Paths of Glory", and couldn't stand not to own it. Ordered the hardcover from Amazon, which is a bargain book with them. Just came today and I put it in my bookshelf. They, (Amazon) do say this is a bargain book and limited in availability. If you think you might want it you should get it. You won't be sorry.