Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy: 2

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Author: Follett Ken

Brand: Penguin Random House

Color: Multicolor

Edition: Reissue

Features:

  • Winter of the World Book Two of the Century Trilogy

Format: Illustrated

Package Dimensions: 33x174x140

Number Of Pages: 928

Release Date: 26-08-2014

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“This book is truly epic. . . . The reader will probably wish there was a thousand more pages.” —The Huffington Post
Picking up where
Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary Century Trilogy, left off,
Winter of the World follows its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—through a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the great dramas of World War II, and into the beginning of the long Cold War.

Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until daring to commit 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 social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set until war transforms her life, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war but also the war to come.

Look out for Ken’s newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.
Review
Praise for Winter of the World

“Gripping . . . powerful.” —
The New York Times

“Some of the biggest-picture fiction being written today.” —
The Seattle Times

“A consistently compelling portrait of a world in crisis.” —
The Washington Post  

“Masterfully sweeping. . . . Political intrigue, amorous episodes, suspense, and drama. History comes to life.” —
The Louisville Courier-Journal

“[Follett] is so good at plotting a story, even one that takes on such a complex topic such as the World War II era. That’s what makes
Winter of the World so hard to put down. You want to know what happens next.” —The Associated Press

“An entertaining historical soap opera.” —
Kirkus Reviews

“The man tells a story so well. . . . Follett can make things glow with some beautifully written episodes.” —
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Clips along at a brisk pace. . . [Follett] knows how to keep the pages turning and how to make the reader feel a kinship with the characters’ struggles. . . . No matter the ultimate destination, readers can expect to savor the journey.” —
The Christian Science Monitor
About the Author
Ken Follett is one of the world’s best-loved authors, selling more than 160 million copies of his thirty books. Follett’s first bestseller was 
Eye of the Needle, a spy story set in the Second World War. 

In 1989 
The Pillars of the Earth was published, and has since become the author’s most successful novel. It reached number one on bestseller lists around the world and was an Oprah’s Book Club pick.
 
Its sequels, 
World Without End and 
A Column of Fire, proved equally popular, and the Kingsbridge series has sold 38 million copies worldwide.
 
Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife Barbara. Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and three Labradors.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Chapter One

1933

Carla knew her parents were about to have a row. The second she walked into the kitchen she felt the hostility, like the bone-deep cold of the wind that blew through the streets of Berlin before a February snowstorm. She almost turned and walked back out again.

It was unusual for them to fight. Mostly they were affectionate—too much so. Carla cringed when they kissed in front of other people. Her friends thought it was strange: their parents did not do that. She had said that to her mother, once. Mother had laughed in a pleased way and said: “The day after our wedding, your father and I were separated by the Great War.” She had been born English, though you could hardly tell. “I stayed in London while he came home to G

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