Fall of Giants
Book One of the Century Trilogy
By Ken Follett
(NAL, Paperback, 9780451232571, 1008pp.)
Publication Date: August 30, 2011
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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.
Ken Follett is the international bestselling author of suspense thrillers and the #1 bestseller The Pillars of the Earth, about the building of a cathedral in the Middle Ages, and its long-awaited sequel, World Without End, a blockbuster bestseller in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France.
“Follett is masterly in conveying so much drama and historical information so vividly…grippingly told.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Fall of Giants is classic Follett.”—USA Today
“Follett conjures the winds of war.”—The Washington Post
“Grand in scope, scale, and story.”—The Associated Press
“A suspenseful epic.”—The Seattle Times
“Fascinating, in a big way.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch