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Winter of the World - Ken Follett

Winter of the World

By Ken Follett

  • Release Date: 2012-09-18
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
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Description

"This book is truly epic. . . . The reader will probably wish there was a thousand more pages." —The Huffington Post

Picking up where Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary Century Trilogy, left off, Winter of the World follows its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—through a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the great dramas of World War II, and into the beginning of the long Cold War.

Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until daring to commit a deed of great courage and heartbreak . . . . American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific . . . . English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism . . . . Daisy Peshkov, a driven social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set until war transforms her life, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war but also the war to come.

Reviews

  • Winter World

    5
    By Russ185
    Typical History fiction nobody does it better then Ken Follett
  • Winter of the World

    5
    By Leaving Naperville
    A classic of human struggle during a time of great hardship and changes in the world. It brings to life the human drama during a very dark period of Europe that many of us never were taught in school.
  • Great!

    4
    By NJSGuitar
    It was great to follow up these characters I had gotten to know. This book really held my attention. Thankful this book answered many questions!
  • Winter of the World

    5
    By MaggieMaeBC-OH
    Book two of three. Very good as always. I couldn’t put it down. The people seemed reallife.
  • ILLUMINATES HISTORY LIKE NO ONE ELSE

    5
    By Rickieeeep
    My poor wife has often referred to her status as a being a “living widow” as I’ve been mesmerized and submersed by the first two volumes of Ken Follett’s trilogy. Day and night, at any spare moment, I pick up the book and find every excuse I can to avoid putting it down. I’d write more now but I’ve got to start volume three. This trilogy will enhance your life. Rick
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  • Must read

    5
    By ONE Yoga
    I learned so much about the 20th century, the wars, the politics, the powers behind the scenes, and the cultures of the nations. It's amazing that less than 100 years separate us from these events. As always, these novels are written with lots of history, passionate love stories, and characters that make their way into your heart. Bravo!
  • Winter of the world

    4
    By Knitter in fl
    What a compelling history lesson! I wish I had printed out the 'list of characters' in order to keep up with the developments. But the author kept referring to their history in a way to refresh your memory. Can't wait for the next installment.
  • History told differently

    4
    By Staynavytom
    Great read that ties historical events into a story of life.
  • The trilogy

    5
    By GADSO
    I will wait for Ken Follet's 3rd book of his trilogy, because it is well worth the wait,based on all the other books of his that I have read. "Winter of the World" his last work,was in my opinion an other masterpiece. GunterAlberts

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