Paths of Glory

Jeffrey Archer

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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. 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

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St. Bees, Cumbria, Tuesday, July 19th, 1892
If you had asked George why he’d begun walking toward the rock, he wouldn’t have been able to tell you. The fact that he had to wade into the sea to reach his goal didn’t appear to concern him, even though he couldn’t swim.
Only one person on the beach that morning showed the slightest interest in the six-year-old boy’s progress. The Reverend Leigh Mallory folded his copy of The Times and placed it on the sand at his feet. He didn’t alert his wife, who was lying on the deckchair beside .

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International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer discusses his novel, Paths of Glory, based on the extraordinary life of George Mallory.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Jeffrey Archer's novel Paths of Glory. Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. 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.

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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


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Jeffrey Archer

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.

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Paths of Glory
Jeffrey Archer

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
December 2009
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312539528
ISBN10: 0312539525
4 3/16 x 7 1/2 inches, 448 pages
$9.99

Abridged Digital Audio

Abridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
March 2009
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427206244
ISBN10: 1427206244
Audio Run Time: 6:22
$14.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
March 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427206046
ISBN10: 142720604X
Audio Run Time: 11:06
$19.99

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St. Martin's Press
March 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429971690
ISBN10: 142997169X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$9.99
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