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Amazon Best of the Month, September 2010: Welcome to the 20th century as you've never seen it. At over 1,000 pages,Fall of Giantsdelivers all the elements that fans ofKen Folletthave come to treasure: historical accuracy, richly developed characters, and a sweeping yet intimate portrait of a past world that you'll fully inhabit before the first chapter is through. The story follows five families across the globe as their fates intertwine with the extraordinary events of World War I, the political struggles within their own countries, and the rise of the feminist movement. Intriguing stories of love and loyalty abound, from a forbidden romance between a German spy and a British aristocrat to a Russian soldier and his scandal-ridden brother in love with the same woman. Action-packed with blood on the battlefield and conspiracies behind closed doors,Fall of Giantsbrings the nuances of each character to life and shifts easily from dirty coal mines to sparkling palaces. There is so much to love here, and the good news is the end is just the beginning:Fall of Giantsis the first in a planned trilogy.--Miriam Landis
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ISBN-10:  0525951652
ISBN-13:  978-0525951650
Author:  Ken Follett
Publisher:  Dutton Adult
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review by . November 07, 2010
When Ken Follett was asked why he chose to write FALL OF GIANTS, the first novel in his planned CENTURY trilogy, the intersecting history of five families beginning in the early years of the twentieth century, he responded:      "The 20th century is the most dramatic and violent period in the history of the human race. We killed more people in the 20th century than in any previous century, in the trenches of World War I, in the Soviet Union under Stalin, in Germany under …
Quick Tip by . December 18, 2010
A compelling re-telling of the history of Europe through the first 25 years of the twentieth century!
Quick Tip by . November 07, 2010
A re-telling of the history of World War I through the perspectives of the members of five different families, from five different countries, from five different walks in life. A magnificent novel that bodes well for the next two instalments.
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