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Winter of the World - Ken Follett
Winter of the World
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Ken Follett follows up his #1 New York Times bestseller Fall of Giants with a brilliant, page-turning epic about the heroism and honor of World War II, and the dawn of the atomic age. Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, the first novel in his extraordinary new historical epic, The Century Trilogy, was... show more
Ken Follett follows up his #1 New York Times bestseller Fall of Giants with a brilliant, page-turning epic about the heroism and honor of World War II, and the dawn of the atomic age. Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, the first novel in his extraordinary new historical epic, The Century Trilogy, was an international sensation, acclaimed as “sweeping and fascinating, a book that will consume you for days or weeks” (USA Today) and “grippingly told and readable to the end” (The New York Times Book Review). “If the next two volumes are as lively and entertaining as Fall of Giants,” said The Washington Post, “they should be well worth waiting for.” 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. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. With passion and 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: 9780525952923 (0525952926)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Pages no: 940
Edition language: English
Series: The Century Trilogy (#2)
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JackieLoz
JackieLoz rated it
4.0 Winter of the World
I enjoyed this book, although not as much as the first one, Fall of Giants. The characters in this book are the children of the characters from book 1. It takes place during World War II.
Pablos czytelnik
Pablos czytelnik rated it
3.5 Faszyzm i druga wojna światowa na sucho, czyli Ken Follett w "Zimie świata"
Od momentu, gdy skończyłem lekturę “Upadku gigantów” minęło całkiem sporo czasu, akurat tyle, bym kompletnie zapomniał imiona i nazwiska bohaterów. Pamiętam natomiast żal, jaki czułem, gdy dotarłem do ostatnich stron - żal osoby, która wie, że nic nie wyjdzie postaciom z ich planów, że nie zaznają s...
deannahello
deannahello rated it
October bubby read with my brother. Although my reviews tend to be spoiler free I always wait for my brother to finish up before posting any reviews. I really liked this book just not as much as the first in the trilogy Fall of giants. Ken Follett' s characters tend to come off very wooden and on...
bbbart
bbbart rated it
3.0 Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2)
After longing to get my hands on Winter of the World ever since I finished Fall of Giants, I couldn't help but being disappointed by the second part of the Century Trilogy by Follet.It's of course a very nice book. Easy read, great historical background, compelling characters and what not.What was i...
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3.0 Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy
Oh no, Oprah picked this book! It's been ages since I've read it, but I vaguely recall it was enjoyable. Never has stonemasonry & cathedral construction been so fascinating.
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