Winter Of The World (Turtleback Binding Edition) Library Binding – August 26, 2014
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"Some of the biggest-picture fiction being written today."--"The Seattle Times"
"A consistently compelling portrait of a world in crisis."--"The Washington Post "
"Gripping...powerful."--"The New York Times"
"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 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"
About the Author
- Publisher : Turtleback; Turtleback Binding edition (August 26, 2014)
- Language : English
- Library Binding : 928 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0606360808
- ISBN-13 : 978-0606360807
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.75 x 4.25 x 1.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #173,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I can't wait till I get the next in the series. My sister was right, these are terrific books!
After reading several books on Nazism, I see the juxtaposition of then and now. I also see the irony of what is happening in the USA - false hysteria, bullying of the press, xenophobia, sexism and hurt and pain to the weak and less fortunate. While Follett writes historical fiction, he is spot-on with his work as he paints the Nazi picture of hate and oppression. Thank you for writing this book and reminding us of how valuable our precious democracy is to us all. This story, his story, is exactly what is needed so that we never ever accept tyrants and dictators and repeat ourselves.
The novel covers a wide range of world events; the rise of Nazism, the ascent of Franco in Spain, the Battle of Moscow, the Blitz, the Normandy landings, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the development of the atom bomb, the fall of Berlin and many more. This was a fun way of brushing up on my history.
Follett engages the reader into the families and characters in a powerful way, even though the complexity of the book is challenging.
I could have underlined many passages that spoke to what I am sensing is happening in today's world.
Top reviews from other countries
Now for the third book!!!!
Ken Follett spins a great yarn. It's easy read escapist fiction, but the characters and plotting are woven around real events and there's a fair smattering of history. This book spans the pre war years and the scope is diverse. It starts with the rise of Fascism, not only in Germany, but throughout Europe and touches on Daily Mail, Royal and Conservative 'support' for a few odious initiatives and ideas. When one of the characters gives birth to a child with brain damage, the seeds of a later eugenic control programme are sown. The themes are sweeping and even though, at times, the dialogue is a little banal, it's easy to become immersed in the story. There's the Spanish Civil War, Pearl Harbour amongst many other events and the narrative moves forward into the early 1950s before leaving the reader to pick up the plot in the next book.
This is a great book to curl up with on a dull afternoon and evening. It sweeps the reader into a different era and although it's a few years since I read the first book, this one quickly had me enthralled in the lives, hopes, loves and losses of the main characters. It's storytelling at its best.
learning a lot from this 2nd part of his trilogy.
find myself googling for further info. Stalin, Beria and the NKVD makes you angry , Shocking period of history.
Treat thee sento a copy tha waint be dissapointed.