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Fall of Giants

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Genre: thriller
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Follett takes you to a time long past with brio and razor-sharp storytelling. An epic tale in which you will lose yourself.'
The Denver Post on World Without End
Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep, beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics as 'well-researched, beautifully detailed [with] a terrifically compelling plot' (The Washington Post) and 'wonderful history wrapped around a gripping story' (St. Louis Post- Dispatch)
Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families-American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.
Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pitsGus Dewar, an American law student rejected in love, finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White Housetwo orphaned Russian brothers, Grigori and Lev Peshkov, embark on radically different paths half a world apart when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolutionBilly's sister, Ethel, 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 Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German embassy in London
These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as, in a saga of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity, Fall of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St. Petersburg, 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. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. It is destined to be a new classic.
In future volumes of The Century Trilogy, subsequent generations of the same families will travel through the great events of the rest of the twentieth century, changing themselves-and the century itself. With passion and the hand of a master, Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.

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  1. Ken Follett Fall of Giants
  2. Cast of Characters
  3. American
  4. English and Scottish
  5. French
  6. German and Austrian
  7. Russian
  8. Welsh
  9. PROLOGUE. INITIATION
  10. CHAPTER ONE June 22, 1911
  11. PART ONE. THE DARKENING SKY
  12. CHAPTER TWO January 1914
  13. {II}
  14. {III}
  15. {IV}
  16. {V}
  17. {VI}
  18. {VII}
  19. {VIII}
  20. {IX}
  21. CHAPTER THREE February 1914
  22. {II}
  23. {III}
  24. {IV}
  25. {V}
  26. {VI}
  27. {VII}
  28. {VIII}
  29. CHAPTER FOUR March 1914
  30. {II}
  31. {III}
  32. {IV}
  33. {V}
  34. {VI}
  35. CHAPTER FIVE April 1914
  36. {II}
  37. {III}
  38. {IV}
  39. CHAPTER SIX June 1914
  40. {II}
  41. {III}
  42. CHAPTER SEVEN Early July 1914
  43. {II}
  44. {III}
  45. CHAPTER EIGHT Mid-July 1914
  46. {II}
  47. {III}
  48. {IV}
  49. {V}
  50. {VI}
  51. CHAPTER NINE Late July 1914
  52. {II}
  53. {III}
  54. {IV}
  55. {V}
  56. {VI}
  57. {VII}
  58. CHAPTER TEN August 1-3, 1914
  59. {II}
  60. {III}
  61. {IV}
  62. {V}
  63. {VI}
  64. {VII}
  65. CHAPTER ELEVEN August 4, 1914
  66. {II}
  67. PART TWO. THE WAR of GIANTS
  68. CHAPTER TWELVE Early to Late August 1914
  69. {II}
  70. {III}
  71. {IV}
  72. {V}
  73. {VI}
  74. CHAPTER THIRTEEN September to December 1914
  75. {II}
  76. {III}
  77. {IV}
  78. {V}
  79. {VI}
  80. CHAPTER FOURTEEN February 1915
  81. {II}
  82. {III}
  83. CHAPTER FIFTEEN June to September1915
  84. {II}
  85. {III}
  86. {IV}
  87. {V}
  88. {VI}
  89. {VII}
  90. {VIII}
  91. {IX}
  92. CHAPTER SIXTEEN June 1916
  93. {II}
  94. {III}
  95. {IV}
  96. {V}
  97. {VI}
  98. {VII}
  99. {VIII}
  100. {IX}
  101. CHAPTER SEVENTEEN July 1, 1916
  102. {II}
  103. {III}
  104. {IV}
  105. CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Late July 1916
  106. {II}
  107. {III}
  108. CHAPTER NINETEEN July to October 1916
  109. {II}
  110. CHAPTER TWENTY November to December 1916
  111. {II}
  112. {III}
  113. {IV}
  114. {V}
  115. CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE December 1916
  116. {II}
  117. {III}
  118. {IV}
  119. {V}
  120. CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO January and February 1917
  121. {II}
  122. {III}
  123. {IV}
  124. {V}
  125. CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE March 1917
  126. {II}
  127. {III}
  128. {IV}
  129. {V}
  130. {VI}
  131. {VII}
  132. CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR April 1917
  133. {II}
  134. {III}
  135. {IV}
  136. {V}
  137. {VI}
  138. CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE May and June 1917
  139. {II}
  140. {III}
  141. {IV}
  142. {V}
  143. {VI}
  144. CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX Mid-June 1917
  145. {II}
  146. {III}
  147. CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN June to September 1917
  148. {II}
  149. {III}
  150. {IV}
  151. {V}
  152. CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT October and November 1917
  153. {II}
  154. {III}
  155. {IV}
  156. {V}
  157. {VI}
  158. CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE March 1918
  159. {II}
  160. {III}
  161. {IV}
  162. CHAPTER THIRTY Late March and April 1918
  163. {II}
  164. {III}
  165. {IV}
  166. CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE May to September 1918
  167. {II}
  168. {III}
  169. {IV}
  170. {V}
  171. {VI}
  172. CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO October 1918
  173. {II}
  174. {III}
  175. {IV}
  176. CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE November 11, 1918
  177. {II}
  178. {III}
  179. {IV}
  180. {V}
  181. {VI}
  182. {VII}
  183. {VIII}
  184. PART THREE. THE WORLD MADE NEW
  185. CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR November to December 1918
  186. {II}
  187. {III}
  188. CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE December 1918 to February 1919
  189. {II}
  190. {III}
  191. {IV}
  192. CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX March to April 1919
  193. {II}
  194. {III}
  195. {IV}
  196. CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN May and June 1919
  197. {II}
  198. {III}
  199. {IV}
  200. {V}
  201. {VI}
  202. CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT August to October 1919
  203. {II}
  204. CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE January 1920
  205. {II}
  206. {III}
  207. {IV}
  208. CHAPTER FORTY February to December 1920
  209. {II}
  210. {III}
  211. {IV}
  212. {V}
  213. CHAPTER FORTY-ONE November 11-12, 1923
  214. {II}
  215. CHAPTER FORTY-TWO December 1923 to January 1924
  216. {II}
  217. Historical Characters
  218. Acknowledgments
  219. Ken Follett


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