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Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy
by Ken Follett

Published: 2013-08-27
Paperback : 972 pages
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Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary historical epic Century Trilogy, was an international sensation, acclaimed as ?sweeping and fascinating, a book that will consume you for days or weeks” (USA Today). Now Winter of the World picks up right where the ...
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Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary historical epic Century Trilogy, was an international sensation, acclaimed as ?sweeping and fascinating, a book that will consume you for days or weeks” (USA Today). Now Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families?American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh?enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs and 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.

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  "Winter of the world"by Nthies (see profile) 01/22/14

 
  " Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) by Ken Follett "by thewanderingjew (see profile) 12/23/13

I really wanted to enjoy this book. I was hoping to eagerly await the reading of the third and final one of the series, but instead, I was hugely disappointed. The plot never thickened. The ... (read more)

 
  " Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) by Ken Follett "by thewanderingjew (see profile) 12/23/13

I really wanted to enjoy this book. I was hoping to eagerly await the reading of the third and final one of the series, but instead, I was hugely disappointed. The plot never thickened. The ... (read more)

 
  "Follett Improves Upon An Already Great Series"by zodejodie4 (see profile) 12/18/13

This second book in the Century Trilogy while quite hefty seemed to me to have much less extraneous information & passages than did the first. Don't get me wrong, I really, truly liked Fall... (read more)

 
  "War of the Worlds is a history lesson"by Twiggsmom (see profile) 07/31/13

I love Ken Follet. He is a great story teller as well as a brilliant history teacher. I love how all the characters from Fall of the Giants grew with this story. The characters go through world war 2.... (read more)

 
  "Can't Wait for Book #3!"by kacarden (see profile) 01/23/13

After reading Fall of Giants, I was hooked. Following the lives of these characters into the the 2nd World War was frightful and compelling. The plot was layered with historical events affecting each character.... (read more)

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