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Paths of Glory (Penguin Classics) by [Cobb, Humphrey]

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Paths of Glory (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition

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Length: 228 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 583 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (29 June 2010)
  • Sold by: Penguin US
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OOSYY6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #538,844 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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E.J. Kaye
4.0 out of 5 stars A tough read, but essential to any understanding of the Great War
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