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Author Follett, Ken.

Title Fall of giants [OverDrive electronic resource] / Ken Follett.

Publication Info. [Westminster, Md.] : Books on Tape, 2010.
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Playing Time 303758
Series Follett, Ken. Century trilogy ; bk. 01.
System Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 440204 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Performer Read by John Lee.
Note Duration: 30:37:58.
Summary Follows the fates of five interrelated families-- American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-- as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits. Gus Dewar finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House. Brothers Grigori and Lev Peshkov embark on radically different paths when their plan to immigrate to America falls afoul. Billy's sister Ethel, a housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts, takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German embassy in London.
Subject Coal mines and mining -- Wales -- History -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936 -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 1913-1921 -- Fiction.
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Fiction.
Germany -- History -- 1918-1933 -- Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Twentieth century -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Genre Historical fiction.
Epic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Added Author Lee, John Rafter, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Other Form: Original Follett, Ken. Fall of giants. New York, N.Y. : Books on Tape, p2010 9780307737380 (OCoLC)646312423
ISBN 9780307737397 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
030773739X (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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October 12 2013
Ken Follett has done it again, with a great historical look at the early part of the 20th century. Leading up to World War I, he gives a perspective from the British, American, Russian and German people both commoners and high placed society. This book describes the logic leading to war, the tragedy of war, and the class struggles that complicate relations between social strata.
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