Winter of the World

Winter of the World

By Ken Follett

  • Release Date: 2012-09-18
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
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Ken Follett follows up his #1 New York Times bestseller Fall of Giants with a brilliant, page-turning epic about the heroism and honor of World War II, and the dawn of the atomic age. Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, the first novel in his extraordinary new historical epic, The Century Trilogy, was an international sensation, acclaimed as “sweeping and fascinating, a book that will consume you for days or weeks” (USA Today) and “grippingly told and readable to the end” (The New York Times Book Review). “If the next two volumes are as lively and entertaining as Fall of Giants,” said The Washington Post, “they should be well worth waiting for.” 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...

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  • Must read

    5
    By ONE Yoga
    I learned so much about the 20th century, the wars, the politics, the powers behind the scenes, and the cultures of the nations. It's amazing that less than 100 years separate us from these events. As always, these novels are written with lots of history, passionate love stories, and characters that make their way into your heart. Bravo!
  • Winter of the world

    4
    By Knitter in fl
    What a compelling history lesson! I wish I had printed out the 'list of characters' in order to keep up with the developments. But the author kept referring to their history in a way to refresh your memory. Can't wait for the next installment.
  • History told differently

    4
    By Staynavytom
    Great read that ties historical events into a story of life.
  • The trilogy

    5
    By GADSO
    I will wait for Ken Follet's 3rd book of his trilogy, because it is well worth the wait,based on all the other books of his that I have read. "Winter of the World" his last work,was in my opinion an other masterpiece. GunterAlberts
  • Pretty Good

    4
    By kathiechrs
    Somehow I thought the first book (fall of giants) was a little better, but I enjoyed Winter of the World. The story was interesting and the characters helped relate the various political views of the time. Sometimes I thought there could have been a little bit more history and sometimes I thought the characters were a little unbelievable. But as I said, I liked the book.
  • Not as good as the first

    3
    By StephenBat
    The second book focussed less on the characters influences on the world stage and more on their romantic inclinations. The similarities of their infatuations were redundantly distracting. I hope that in the next book Mr. Follett returns to the intrigue each character brought to the historical events they were involved.
  • Winter of the world

    5
    By San Diego Barbel
    From riches to rags to riches. An eye opener of families from all aspects of life and a fascinating journey through World War II from Germany to England to the USA. Another winner by Ken Follett.
  • Winter of the world

    4
    By Balto1027
    Typical historical novel but it captures in a vivid fashion the historical issues and movements through which the characters move. A couple of errors cited: first, Dolittle's raid was on April 18, 1942, not the 25th; second, in a chain reaction U238 atoms give off 3 neutrons not 2, more than a 'doubling effect' as described in the book.
  • Winter of the World

    5
    By CDugo
    If you want a good history lesson about both WWI and WWII, read Winter of the World and it's prequel, Fall of Giants. The books combine real historical characters, with an international cast of fictional characters in Russia, Germany, England and the US. This book gives a real feel of what it was like before, during and after World War II. This is a very long book that I really hated to see end.

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