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Paths Of Glory

Author: Humphrey Cobb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101565004
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The anti-war masterpiece that became an iconic motion picture-now with a foreword by the creator of the acclaimed HBO(tm) series The Wire Familiar to many as the Stanley Kubrick film starring Kirk Douglas, Paths of Glory explores the perilous complications involved in what nations demand of their soldiers in wartime. Humphrey Cobb's protagonists are Frenchmen during the First World War whose nightmare in the trenches takes a new and terrible turn when they are ordered to assault a German position deemed all but invulnerable. When the attack fails, an inquiry into allegations of cowardice indicts a small handful of lower-ranked scapegoats whose trial exposes the farce of ordering ordinary men to risk their lives in an impossible cause. A chilling portrait of injustice, this novel offers insight into the tragedies of war in any age. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Paths Of Glory

Author: Stephen Brumwell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781852855536
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Ugly, gangling, and tormented by agonising illness, Major General James Wolfe was an unlikely hero. Yet in 1759, on the Plains of Abraham before Quebec, he won a battle with momentous consequences. Wolfe's victory, bought at the cost of his life, ensured that English, not French, would become the dominant language in North America. Ironically, by crippling French ambitions on that continent, Wolfe paved the way for American independence from Britain. Just thirty-two years old when he was killed in action, Wolfe had served in the British army since his mid-teens, fighting against the French in Flanders and Germany, and the Jacobites in Scotland. Already renowned for bold leadership, Wolfe's death at the very moment of his victory at Quebec cemented his heroic status on both sides of the Atlantic. Epic paintings of Wolfe's dying moments transformed him into an icon of patriotic self-sacrifice, and a role model for Horatio Nelson. Once venerated as the very embodiment of military genius and soldierly modesty, Wolfe's reputation has recently undergone sustained assault by revisionist historians who instead see him as a bloodthirsty and priggish young man, a general who owned his name and fame to one singularly lucky - though crucial - victory. But was there more to James Wolfe than a celebrated death? In Paths of Glory, the first full-length biography of Wolfe to appear in almost half a century, Stephen Brumwell seeks to answer that question, drawing upon extensive research to offer a reassessment of a soldier whose short but dramatic life unquestionably altered the course of world history.

Berg Der Legenden

Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104014299
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Vom Bestsellerautor Jeffrey Archer: Der Kampf um den Mount Everest – Abenteuer pur! 1924 brechen die besten Bergsteiger Großbritanniens zur bislang gewagtesten Expedition auf: Dieses Mal wollen sie den Gipfel des Mount Everest bezwingen. Einer von ihnen ist George Mallory. Doch schließlich, nur kurz vor seinem Ziel, verschwindet er für immer im Nebel. Hat er den Gipfel erreicht? Ist er der eigentliche Erstbesteiger des höchsten Berges der Welt? Denn, wenn ja, so müsste tatsächlich die Geschichte umgeschrieben werden... Jeffrey Archer erzählt das atemberaubend spannende Schicksal eines Mannes, der den Tod in Kauf nimmt, um sich seinen Lebenstraum zu erfüllen. »In packenden Bildern erzählt Archer die Geschichte eines Mannes, der für seinen Lebenstraum alles wagte.« Allgemeine Zeitung

Paths Of Glory

Author: Irvin S. Cobb
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3734018757
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Other Paths To Glory

Author: Anthony Price
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780220472
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Can the past unlock the secrets of the present...? Anthony Price's most celebrated novel - winner of the CWA GOLD DAGGER. Paul Mitchell spends his days researching WWI; his quiet life in the library can hardly be in greater contrast to the carnage he studies. Until, that is, the present catches up with him in the shape of Dr Audley of the MOD. Why does Audley want to know what really happened during the battle for Hameau Ridge on the Somme in 1916? The answer is complex and dangerous...

Paths Of Glory

Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230741924
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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, Edmund Hillary and Neil Armstrong are among such individuals. But what if one man had such a dream, and when he'd fulfilled it, there was no proof that he had achieved his ambition? Paths of Glory is the story of such a man. But not until you've turned the last page of Jeffrey Archer's 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. 'Archer at the peak of his imaginative powers' The Times 'Paths of Glory will lead Archer to fans he has never before conquered' The Independent 'The plain storytelling is unimprovable. Few literary writers could do his job better' Sunday Times

Send Them Victorious

Author: David Stubbs
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846944570
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Since 2006, under the guise of the Wing Commander, a somewhat xenophobic veteran of numerous campaigns including the Boer War, David Stubbs has written reports on every major England fixture. These lay stress just not on the inestimable virtues of the England team, who merely by being English hold an advantage over the opposition, but on the shabby deficiencies of their hapless foreign opponents. They're larded with historical reference and cultural speculation as to the frightfulness of the swarthy foe. England, as ever, expects in the run-up to the 2010 World Cup. These reports capture the essence of fervent, St George cross flag waving optimism as footballing fever grips the nation.