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Edge of Eternity - Ken Follett
Edge of Eternity
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EDGE OF ETERNITY is the sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ken Follett’s extraordinary historical epic, The Century Trilogy.   Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families – American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh – as they make their way... show more
EDGE OF ETERNITY is the sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ken Follett’s extraordinary historical epic, The Century Trilogy.   Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families – American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh – as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution – and rock and roll.   East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives.…George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy’s Justice Department, and finds himself in the middle not only of the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but a much more personal battle of his own.…Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator,  jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he’d imagined.…Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes a prime agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tania, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw – and into history.     As always with Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. With the hand of a master, he brings us into a world we thought we knew but now will never seem the same again.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780525953098 (0525953094)
ASIN: 525953094
Pages no: 960
Edition language: English
Series: The Century Trilogy (#3)
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bbbart
bbbart rated it
4.0 Edge of Eternity
The last book of the Century Trilogy is not a let down. It also isn't the grand magnificent closure I was perhaps hoping it to be.I was thrilled to see that many of the characters introduced in the first book were still alive (and somehow kicking) in this book, since somehow these were still the mos...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
3.5 Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
As the final installment of Follett's sweeping Century Trilogy, this book is difficult to rate. Fall of Giants and Winter of the World were fabulous novels, the first covering WWI and the second WWII. The scope is expanded for Edge of Eternity to cover the entire remainder of the 20th century, start...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
2.0 I feel sure that many Follett fans will eagerly read and adore this book, but I was very disappointed.
The story picks up in 1961, and is followed by decades of turmoil in America and elsewhere. Many of the characters in the initial two volumes return to this finale. The Dewars, the Francks, the Peshkovs and the Williams all somehow manage to cross paths again. They are united in their fields of ende...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 Edge of Eternity
bookshelves: autumn-2014, published-2014, cold-war, series, fraudio, games-people-play, families, eye-scorcher, racism Read from October 05 to 30, 2014 36 hrs and 55 mins Read by John LeeDescription: As the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the brink of oblivion, five...
Nicole~
Nicole~ rated it
4.5 Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
Edge of Eternity is Follett's bookend to his globe-trotting Century Trilogy that began with Fall of Giants followed by Winter of the World: a strikingly immense multi-generational saga featuring families from Germany, Russia, Wales, England and America, weaving historical world conflicts of the 20th...
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