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Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.

A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits.…An American law student rejected in 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 us 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.…

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    I loved it

    One of the best history lessons.. ehm story I have ever read. It is an absolutely remarkable work, makes you really feel part of the story and we, maybe because you are. Can't wait to read the rest of the chapters of this incredible tale!

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    love History

    As a high school history teacher it was great to see the acurate use of events in the story. Perhaps a bit less coverage of WWI as it was too slow moving in parts of this event.

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    Great history lessson!

    Ken Follett spins an exciting story using the backdrop of history. Could not put it down. Already looking forward to the second in the trilogy

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    Great read couldn't put down. Brought the whole era of ww1 alive.I enjoyed reading about the families of that generation couldn't read fast enough to find out what happened to them

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    A great read! Had me Googling all sorts of historical figures and events. I love Ken Follett's books. They create such vivid stories!

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