Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer

From Jeffery Archer's website:

This is the story of a man who loved two women, and one of them killed him.

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

But what if one man had such a dream, and when he’d achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition?

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.

This is an enjoyable historical fiction novel, following the life of George Mallory, a mountain climber who was determined to conquer the "other woman", Mount Everest. Did he make it? Was he, in fact, the first person to ascend to the top? A well-written and interesting read.

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