Fall of Giants

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Macmillan, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 851 pages
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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 to 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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User Review  - longhorndaniel - LibraryThing

Excellent character development; you truly feel drawn and rooting for certain characters and against others; some of the plot lines were fairly predictable but if you like history then you won't mind too much. Read full review

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User Review  - gaillamontagne - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book. It had the same narrator as the other books. If you are a WWI history buff, you will enjoy it more than I. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the culture of the times surrounding ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Ken Follett was twenty-seven when he wrote EYE OF THE NEEDLE, an award-winning thriller that became an international bestseller. After writing several more successful thrillers he surprised everyone with THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH, about the building of a cathedral in the Middle Ages, which continues to captivate millions of readers all over the world. His last book was the long-awaited sequel, WORLD WITHOUT END, a number one bestseller in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and France.

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