Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy

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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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Very well written and researched. - Goodreads
I found Follet's writing to be overly simplistic. - Goodreads
Loved it....very easy to read and very gripping. - Goodreads
Very good character development. - Goodreads
The prose is mediocre, the stories are trite. - Goodreads
Wonderfulcombination of history and story telling. - Goodreads

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Ken Follett does an amazing job of introducing Billy Williams and Ethel Williams Tow lower class siblings. He makes you root for them and want to learn more about them. Then he quickly pushes them to ... Read full review

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One of the most facinating history novels I have ever read. You fall in love witht he characters and hate to see them go! Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER TWO January 1914
CHAPTER THREE February 1914
CHAPTER FOUR March 1914
CHAPTER FIVE April 1914
CHAPTER SIX June 1914
CHAPTER SEVEN Early July 1914
CHAPTER EIGHT MidJuly 1914
CHAPTER NINE Late July 1914
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO January and February 1917
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE March 1917
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR April 1917
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE May and June 1917
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX MidJune 1917
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT October and November 1917
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE March 1918
CHAPTER THIRTY Late March and April 1918

CHAPTER TEN August 13 1914
CHAPTER ELEVEN August 4 1914
CHAPTER TWELVE Early to Late August 1914
CHAPTER THIRTEEN September to December 1914
CHAPTER FOURTEEN February 1915
CHAPTER FIFTEEN June to September 1915
CHAPTER SIXTEEN June 1916
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN July 1 1916
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Late July 1916
CHAPTER TWENTY November to December 1916
CHAPTER TWENTYONE December 1916
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO October 1918
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE November 11 1918
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR November to December 1918
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX March to April 1919
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN May and June 1919
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT August to October 1919
CHAPTER FORTY February to December 1920
CHAPTER FORTYTWO December 1923 to January 1924
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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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