With dramatic world historical events providing an exciting backdrop, Ken Follett takes readers on yet another tremendous, generation-spanning ride with FALL OF GIANTS. Dodging and weaving between five families--each intricately connected despite their distinct national origins (American, Russian, British, Welsh, German, and Russian)--Follett brings the events of World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the struggles for women's rights to glittering life. The book's story moves up and down the social strata and across the globe, immersing readers in this epic saga.
A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man's world in the mining pits; an American law student rejected by love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House; 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 a German spy; and two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution.
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, Fall of Giants takes readers into the inextricably entangled fates of five families-and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again.
Number of Pages: 985
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Politics
Series Title: The Century Trilogy
Publisher: New Amer Library
Author: Ken Follett
Street Date: August 30, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3695