Winter of the World by Ken Follett

Winter of the World

By Ken Follett

  • Release Date: 2012-09-18
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 313 Ratings
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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...


  • Winter of The World

    By gaby1944
    I can hardly believe this is a Ken Follett book! I've read all the previous books and loved them.I'm sorry to say I found this book boring and tough slugging ! I had to skip quite a bit just to get it done. I was very disappointed. I only finished it because I bought it.
  • A great job

    By Jila13
    The essence and the knowledge of two world wars beautifully written in these novels is absolutely amazing. A great job. I am starting " Edge of Eternity "
  • Masterful Sequel

    By Ethel.Louise
    The saga continues and the characters become more engaging. The history is well researched and integrates well into this epic saga.
  • Simply amazing

    By Sharjah47948
    Can't wait for the next book!
  • Great novel

    By ice255a
    Great fast paces novel keeping you turning pags every step of the way.
  • Gripping read

    By Kathryn Aberle
    Ken Follett is a master of the sweeping epic novel. The first book in his Century trilogy -- Fall of Giants -- takes places during the Great War. I couldn't wait to plunge into the second in the series. Winter of the World picks up where Fall left off, following the next generation of a number of intertwined families in Russia, Germany, Great Britain & the USA in the short period between the wars, during the war and the early days of the Cold War. I know this is historical fiction but after reading these two novels I feel I have a greater understanding of the social and political forces at play during the first half of the 20th century. I can hardly wait for the third book in this series. In the meantime I think I'll do more reading of the history of this period.
  • Winter of the world

    By c.bu
    Ce livre est bien écrit et intéressant. Je trouve qu'il penche énormément vers la pornographie. Il me semble qu'il n'est pas nécessaire d'entrer dans les détails très intimes pour convier une idée et un message. Je trouve regrettable qu'un auteur de la trempe de Ken Follett doive recourir au sexe pour vendre son produit. Dommage... MERCI
  • Winter of the world

    By 120magnum
    This continuing saga is absolutely the best historical fiction I have ever read.