I finished reading last night Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer. The last few pages had me crying so hard I could barely read the words on the page. To anyone who knows me they know I do not cry often and especially when reading. But there have been a few books that have effected me so much that I cried while reading them. I recommend this novel.
Some people have dreams that are so outrageous that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary 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.