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TitleWinter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2)
AuthorKen Follett
ISBN0525952926
ImprintKen Follett Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages960

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Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families American, German, Russian, English, Welsh enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs.

Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until she commits 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 American social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set, until the war transforms her life, not just once but twice, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war but the war to come.

These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as their experiences illuminate the cataclysms that marked the century From the drawing rooms of the rich to the blood and smoke of battle, their lives intertwine, propelling the reader into dramas of ever increasing complexity.

Reviews

Mohammed Arabey

Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) By Ken Follett

75 75 , Your Nazi friends don t know history, Father Said The Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids when Germans were living in caves Arabs ruled the world in the Middle Ages the Muslims were doing algebra when German princes could not write their own names It s nothing to do with race Se7e... (Sign in to see more)


Max de Freitas

Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) By Ken Follett

I read the first of this trilogy Fall of Giants It was excellent Winter of the World continues in the same superlative fashion The narrative is quick and absorbing Through the eyes of interesting characters, you get a front row seat in the most memorable historical events that were really not that l... (Sign in to see more)


Jay Connor

Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) By Ken Follett

My rating would have been 2 and one half stars if Goodreads had given me the option Plus I think the divergence of this review from the average of the reviews for the book is as much due to the cognitive dissonance of not really enjoying a book that you ve slogged thru 960 pages to complete, than a ... (Sign in to see more)


CS

Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) By Ken Follett

Ken Follett is a mediocre writer, but a stellar storyteller His characters are cardboard, his dialogue wooden and on the nose, his prose pedestrian and perfunctory As for his punctuation of dialogue ugh I said Please take away Follett s colon key, stat No, Ken, a colon is not interchangeable with a ... (Sign in to see more)


Karina

Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) By Ken Follett

A journey through the horrors of World War 2 through the eyes of different people from England, the USA, Russia, and of course, Germany This starts with the NSDAP taking over German politics in 1933 and ends in 1949 with the separation of Germany into West and East Reading these 1000 pages was an em... (Sign in to see more)


Glenn

Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) By Ken Follett

Well, I just finished this thing and I did like it, but not as much as the first installment.The best part of this novel is the history, Follett is able to distill it into bite size little nuggets and integrate the info into readable dialogue I learned a ton about China and her role in the remaking ... (Sign in to see more)


Bill

Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) By Ken Follett

Congratulations, Ken Follett You ve taken the most destructive conflict this world has ever seen and turned it into a wan and tawdry soap opera Worse yet, you have cribbed unmercifully from Herman Wouk s Winds of War I m assuming Kenny is hoping that readers will be unaware that a 40 plus year old b... (Sign in to see more)


Carl

Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) By Ken Follett

The 20th century is the most dramatic and violent period in the history of the human race We killed 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 the Nazis, Spain under Franco There was World War II and th... (Sign in to see more)


Katie

Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) By Ken Follett

I was a fan of Ken Follett s previous books Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and, to an extent, Fall of Giants but I really didn t enjoy this book I felt like he phoned it in or rushed to get it out quickly, which was disappointing My main problems with the novel were 1 unrealistic dialogue ... (Sign in to see more)


Christine Hughes

Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) By Ken Follett

Ken Follett s second book in his Century trilogy Winter of theWorld is turning in to an excellent dramatisation of Eric Hobsbawm s The Age of Extremes.It has all the ingredients of Fall of Giants easy to read, absorbing, intriguing and never far from actuality of the age I would recommend this book ... (Sign in to see more)


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