The first in Ken Follett's bestselling Century Trilogy, Fall of Giants is a huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and ...
The first in Ken Follett's bestselling Century Trilogy, Fall of Giants is a huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London. Their destiny is entangled with that of an ambitious young aide to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and with two orphaned Russian brothers, whose plans to emigrate to America fall foul of war, conscription and revolution. In a plot 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.
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Fine in fine dust jacket. 2010. Hardback. Fine. First Edition. First Print. Signature only by author on the title page. Limited signed and numbered issue. This is # 960 of 1000. Very collectible copy, excellent addition to your collection. Dust jacket is protected with a Mylar cover. Books are packed and shipped in boxes.
Fine in Fine jacket. Limited Edition. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First limited edition. One of 1000 numbered copies prepared from the trade edition's fourth printing sheets and issued signed by Follett. In illustrated slipcase with isbn sticker on bottom edge as issued. In publisher's unopened shrinkwrap. Shrinkwrap with one inch trangular tear; otherwise in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket and slipcase. Iof actual book; not a stock photo.
Fine in Fine jacket. Slipcased Signed Edition. Signed by Author An as new copy. It seems that this limited edition was not issued until the book had gone into extra printings. This copy indicates 4th printing as do the others that are listed on line. This copy was purchased as a new shrinkwrapped copy by me. The shrink wrap was removed by me to determine publishing information.
Fall Of Giants is a very good read, story line plus historical background.
Apr 25, 2013
It took me 5 days to read this book. Every free minute I had I picked the book up to read. I just couldn't put it down!
May 31, 2012
Learn the 'Real' History
Engrossing, captivating, researched to exacting specifications, the stories in the novel keep the reader glued to the pages. Yeah, I really enjoyed the transporting back to the early 20th century! Thanks to Ken for this masterpiece!
Dec 22, 2011
great read easy to follow great history lesson need to see part two
Dec 15, 2011
Book arrived in a very timely fashion and was in excellent condition. Would definitely use them again.
Publishers Weekly, 2010-07-12 This first in a century-spanning trilogy from bestseller Follett (Eye of the Needle) makes effective and economical use of its lead characters, despite its scope and bulk. From a huge cast, eight figures emerge to play multiple roles that illustrate and often illuminate the major events, trends, and issues of the years leading up to and immediately beyond WWI: American diplomat Gus Dewar; Earl Fitzherbert, a wealthy Englishman; Fitz's sister, Lady Maud; German military attache Walter von Ulrich; Russian brothers Grigori and Lev Peshkov; Welsh collier Billy Williams and his sister, Ethel, whom Fitz hires as a housemaid. Ingenious plotting allows Follett to explore such salient developments of the era as coal mine safety in Wales, women's suffrage, the diplomatic blundering that led to war, the horrors of trench warfare, and the triumph of the Bolsheviks. While this tome doesn't achieve the emotional depth of the best historicals, it is a remarkable and wonderfully readable synthesis of fact and fiction. 1,000,000 first printing; author tour. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2010-12-20 Using characters from different countries-Russia, Wales, England, the U.S., and Germany-and from different classes, Follett's first book in the Century trilogy provides a compelling mesh of interactions that push the story forward and allow a panoramic view of WWI's burden on five families. With over 30 hours, this audiobook would be a challenge for any narrator, but John Lee proves a solid and engaging choice. His deep voice moves through the prose smoothly and forcefully; he manipulates his tone, emphasis, and accent to develop vocal personas for the extensive cast of characters, and keeps a solid pace through the dialogue. It's a marathon performance of a mammoth book that will leave listeners eagerly anticipating the next installment. A Dutton hardcover. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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