Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 30, 2011 - Fiction - 960 pages
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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.…
  

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User Review  - Brianna C - Goodreads

I have previously read Follett's other epic novels Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. I loved them! I thought they were a bit too similar and a bit dragged out, but still loved how everything ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ruby Stinson - Goodreads

I have read a lot of Follett. This book is as good as it gets for me. I am enjoying seeing the characters from different countries intertwine. I appreciate that the story is historically accurate. Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
PART
CHAPTERTWO January 1914
CHAPTER FOUR March 1914
CHAPTERFIVE April 1914
CHAPTER SEVEN Early July 1914
CHAPTER EIGHT MidJuly 1914
CHAPTERTWELVE Earlyto LateAugust1914
CHAPTERNINETEEN July toOctober 1916
CHAPTER TWENTYONE December 1916
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE May and June 1917
PART THREE THEWORLD MADE
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE December 1918 to February 1919
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT August to October 1919
Historical Characters Acknowledgements
Copyright

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Late July 1916

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About the author (2011)

Ken Follett was twenty-seven when he wrote Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller that became an international bestseller. After several more successful thrillers, he surprised everyone with Pillars of the Earth, about the building of a cathedral in the Middle Ages, which continues to captivate readers all over the world. Its long-awaited sequel, World Without End, was a national and international bestseller. Follett's new magnificent historical epic, The Century Trilogy, opened with the bestselling Fall of Giants, which introduced readers to five interrelated families navigating the 20th century. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara Follett.

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