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Amazon very best of the Month, September 2010: Welcome to the twentieth century as youcff0478#39;ve never observed it. At over 1,000 pages, Fall of Giants gives you the entire parts that fanatics of Ken Follett have come to treasure: ancient accuracy, richly evolved personas, and a sweeping yet intimate portrait of a previous world that youcff0478#39;ll fully inhabit before the 1st chapter is through. the tale follows 5 households across the globe as their fates intertwine with the strange occasions of global struggle I, the political battles inside of their own countries, and the rise of the feminist movement. Intriguing tales of love and loyalty abound, from a forbidden romance between a German secret agent and a British aristocrat to a Russian santiqueier and his scandal-ridden brother in love with the similar girl. action-filled with blood on the battlefield and conspiracies in the back of closed doorways, Fall of Giants brings the nuances of each and every persona to life and shifts easily from dirty coal mines to glowing palaces. dirty such a lot to love right here, and the good news is the tip is just the beginning: Fall of Giants is the 1st in a planned trilogy. --Miriam Landis

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Released: 2010-09-28

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Fall of Giants (Century Trilogy) by Ken Follett


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Ken Follettcff0478#39;s international perpetually used to be an international phenomenon, a piece of grand ancient sweep, loved by means of thousands and thousands of readers and acclaimed by means of critics. Fall of Giants is his excellent new ancient epic. the primary novel in the Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of 5 interrelated households—the united statesn, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they move in the course of the world-shaking dramas of the primary international struggle, the Russian Revolution, and the battle for womencff0478#39;s suffrage.

13-year-antique Billy Williams enters a mancff0478#39;s world in the Welsh mining pits...Gus Dewar, an the united statesn regulation scholar rejected in love, finds a surprising new profession in Woodrow Wilsoncff0478#39;s White house...two orphaned Russian brothers, Grigori and Lev Peshkov, embark on significantly other paths half an international apart while their plan to to migrate to the united states falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution...Billycff0478#39;s sister, Ethel, a housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts, takes a fateful step above her station, even as girl Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory while she falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a secret agent at the German embassy in London...

those personas and plenty of others find their lives inextricably entangled as, in a saga of unfantiqueing drama and exciting complexity, Fall of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St. Petersburg, from the dirt and risk of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the potent. As all the time with Ken Follett, the ancient historical past is brilliantly researched and rendered, the motion speedy-shifting, the personas rich in nuance and emotion. it is destined to be a brand new magnificenceic.

In future volumes of The Century Trilogy, subsequent generations of the similar households will trip in the course of the nice occasions of the rest of the 20th century, converting themselves-and the century itself. With passion and the hand of a master, Follett brings us into an international we idea we knew, but now will never appear the similar once more.

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author: Ken Follettpublisher: Dutton adultBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: ninety eightfive

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