2012 . Historical Fiction, Fiction, History . Ken Follett
Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, Welsh—enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until she commits a deed of great courage and heartbreak. . . . American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific. . . . English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism. . . . Daisy Peshkov, a driven American social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set, until the war transforms her life, not just once but twice, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war—but the war to come. These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as their experiences illuminate the cataclysms that marked the century. From the drawing rooms of the rich to the blood and smoke of battle, their lives intertwine, propelling the reader into dramas of ever-increasing complexity.
0525952926 (ISBN13: 9780525952923)
3 weeks ago
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.
1 year ago
If you read book #1 in this trilogy you just want more and more - and this book gives you exactly that!
1 year ago
Can't get enough of this trioligy. Very well written and so many hours to get lost in an amazing story.
2 years ago
#2 in Ken Follet’s masterpiece. Loved every bit of this book!
8 months ago