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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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.
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