Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy
Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy
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Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy

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Author: Follett, Ken

Brand: Brand: Dutton Adult

Edition: First Edition

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  • Book Two of the Century Trilogy

Number Of Pages: 960

Release Date: 18-09-2012

Details: Product Description 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. Review "Some of the biggest-picture fiction being written today." — The Seattle Times "A consistently compelling portrait of a world in crisis." — The Washington Post   "Masterfully sweeping. . . . Political intrigue, amorous episodes, suspense, and drama. History comes to life." — The Louisville Courier-Journal "[Follett] is so good at plotting a story, even one that takes on such a complex topic such as the World War II era. That's what makes Winter of the World so hard to put down. You want to know what happens next." —The Associated Press "An entertaining historical soap opera." — Kirkus Reviews "Gripping . . . powerful." — The New York Times "This book is truly epic . . . The reader will probably wish there was a thousand more pages." — The Huffington Post About the Author Ken Follett burst into the book world with  Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller and international bestseller. After several more successful thrillers, he surprised everyone with  The Pillars of the Earth and its long-awaited sequel,  World Without End, a national and international bestseller. Follett’s new, magnificent historical epic, the Century Trilogy, includes the bestselling  Fall of Giants,  Winter of the World, and  Edge of Eternity. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter One 1933 Carla knew her parents were about to have a row. The second she walked into the kitchen she felt the hostility, like the bone-deep cold of the wind that blew through the streets of Berlin before a February snowstorm. She almost turned and walked back out again. It was unusual for them to fight. Mostly they were affectionate—too much so. Carla cringed when they kissed in front of other people. Her friends thought it was strange: their parents did not do that. She had said that to her mother, once. Mother had laughed in a pleased way and said: “The day after our wedding, your father and I were separated by the Great War.” She had been born English, though you could hardly tell. “I stayed in London while he came home to Germany and joined the army.” Carla had heard this story many times, but Mother never tired of telling it. “We thought the war would last three months, but I didn’t see him again for five years. All that time I longed to touch him. Now I never tire of it.” Father was just as bad. “Your mother is the cleverest woman I ever met,” he had said here in the kitchen just a few days ago. “That’s why I married her. It had nothing to do with . . .” He had trailed off, and Mother and he had giggled conspiratorially, as if Carla at the age of eleven knew nothing about sex. It was so embarrassing. But once in a while they had a quarrel. Carla knew the signs. And a new one was about to erupt. They were sitting at opposite ends of the kitchen

EAN: 9780525952923

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New