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Released: 2011-08-30






Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett

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A thirteen-12 months-old Welsh boy enters a mancff0478#three9;s global within the mining pits; an american legislation student rejected by love reveals a shocking new career in Woodrow Wilsoncff0478#three9;s White space; a housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while girl Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory whilst she falls in love with a German undercover agent; and two orphaned Russian brothers embark on considerably other paths whilst their plan to emigrate to america falls afoul of conflict, conscription, and revolution.

From the dust and risk of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the potent, Fall of Giants takes readers into the inextricably entangled fates of five households-and right into a century that we thought we knew, however that now will never seem the same once more.


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Amazon best possible of the Month, September 2010: Welcome to the twentieth century as youcff0478#three9;ve by no means seen it. At over 1,000 pages, Fall of Giants can provide all the parts that fans of Ken Follett have come to treasure: historic accuracy, richly evolved personalitys, and a sweeping but intimate portrait of a earlier global that youcff0478#three9;ll totally inhabit earlier than the primary bankruptcy is through. the tale follows five households across the globe as their fates intertwine with the strange occasions of world War I, the political struggles withwithin their personal nations, and the upward push of the feminist motion. intriguing stories of affection and loyalty abound, from a forbidden romance among a German undercover agent and a British aristocrat to a Russian soldier and his scandal-ridden brother in love with the same lady. action-choked with blood at the battlefield and conspiracies at the back of closed doors, Fall of Giants brings the nuances of every personality to existence and shifts simply from grimy coal mines to glowing palaces. there's so much to love here, and the excellent news is the tip is only the start: Fall of Giants is the primary in a deliberate trilogy. --Miriam Landis

book main points

writer: Ken Follettpublisher: NALBinding: Kindle modelLanguage: EnglishPages: 86five

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