Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Fall of Giants

By Ken Follett

  • Release Date: 2010-09-28
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
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Description

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.…

Reviews

  • Why is third book three times the price?!

    3
    By Gregawesome
    I enjoyed the first two of the trilogy at $9.99 each but with the third one costing more than three times that amount, I will be visiting my local library rather than buying it. While Follett's plots contain too many unbelievable coincidences, it nevertheless makes learning history interesting.
  • Great read

    5
    By Nickyxmas
    Loved it
  • Epic

    5
    By Ethel.Louise
    This colourful historical drama is a must read. Follett at his personal best.
  • Great Book

    5
    By Andrew Jeanrie
    I picked this book up just before a long flight and was pleasantly surprised. As someone with an interest in history I was very impressed with how the author tied his fictional characters into a real historical world. For those who like drama, with the benefit of a history lesson thrown in, you can't go wrong with this book.

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