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Fall of Giants

2010 . Fiction, Sagas, Historical . Ken Follett

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296K total

About the book

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View our Ken Follett feature page. Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep, beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits...Gus Dewar, an American law student rejected in love, finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House...two orphaned Russian brothers, Grigori and Lev Peshkov, embark on radically different paths half a world apart when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution...Billy's sister, Ethel, a housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts, takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German embassy in London... These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as, in a saga of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity, Fall of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St. Petersburg, from the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. It is destined to be a new classic. In future volumes of The Century Trilogy, subsequent generations of the same families will travel through the great events of the rest of the twentieth century, changing themselves-and the century itself. With passion and the hand of a master, Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again. Watch a Video

Year:

2010

Language:

English

Publisher:

Dutton

Pages:

985

ISBN:

0525951652 (ISBN13: 9780525951650)

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Reviews

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Christian Alexander

8 months ago

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Love it! It’s like you’re there with the characters through the misery, injustice and love affairs. Everything about these books is what I look for in a good story. If you like history told in a ‘first person perspective’ then you’re gonna love Ken Follet.

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Anders Knudsen

2 years ago

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Every night this book was yelling at me to come to bed. And I did, just to have a fix of this fantastic story. Love it!

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Tess Hartigan

2 years ago

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A well-researched work of historical fiction that draws you in and is so engrossing that you never want it to end (which is saying something, given it’s length!).

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Harkanwar Anand

4 months ago

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Great writing and fiction driven but real

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Julie Tamm

1 year ago

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Amazing story - very entertaining and very recommendable :)

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Anne Bach

2 years ago

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Love love love this book. Read the whole trioligy!

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Morten Veith Schroeder image

2 years ago

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Absolutely loved this book and the entire trilogy

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Halima Abdullah

7 months ago

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Thank God for everything

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Beatriz Marañon Straarup

2 years ago

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Loved the whole trilogy

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Elena Marañón image

2 years ago

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Absolutely loved this book !!

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