Fall of Giants - Ken Follett (Paperback)

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Barcode
9780451232854
Department
Books
Released
4 Sep 2012
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Ken Follett
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Edition
Reprint
Series
Century Trilogy
Language
English
Number of Pages
942
Dimensions
184 x 114 x 38mm (408g)

Annotation

Follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English and Welsh--as they move through the world-shaking dramas of World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

Summary

Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. 

A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. . . . An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. . . . A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. . . . And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution. 

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, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again. . . . 

Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Historical
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Sagas
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Sagas
BISAC Subject 4
Fiction / Historical
BIC Classification 1
Historical fiction
Library Subject 1
World War, 1914-1918; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Historical fiction
Library Subject 3
Germany - History - 1918-1933
Academic Subject 1
English Historical Fiction
Academic Subject 2
Follett, Ken - Prose & Criticism
Dewey Classification
823/.914