By Ken Follett
Ken Follett's tremendous new old epic starts off, as 5 interrelated households go through the momentous dramas of the 1st international warfare, 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 pupil 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 significantly assorted paths while their plan to to migrate to the US falls afoul of battle, conscription, and revolution.
From the airborne dirt and dust and threat of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of energy to the bedrooms of the strong, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of 5 families—and right into a century that we inspiration we knew, yet that now won't ever appear an analogous again....
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