By Ken Follett
Ken Follett’s awesome new historic epic starts, as 5 interrelated households go through the momentous dramas of the 1st global conflict, the Russian Revolution, and the fight for women’s suffrage.
A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s international within the mining pits.…An American legislations scholar rejected in love unearths a stunning new occupation in Woodrow Wilson’s White House.… A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, whereas woman Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory while she falls in love with a German spy.…And orphaned Russian brothers embark on greatly diverse paths while their plan to to migrate to the United States falls afoul of warfare, conscription, and revolution.
From the dust and hazard of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of energy to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of 5 families—and right into a century that we notion we knew, yet that now won't ever look an identical again.…
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