The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett

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The Century trilogy is the most recent work by Welsh author Ken Follett. It follows five families through history, from world war I (in the first volume), through world war II (in the second), to the cold war (in the last one).




Fall of Giants
Release date: September 2008
Fall of Giants is a magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in the Century trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families – American, German, Russian, English and Welsh – as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.
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Winter of the World
Release date: September 2012
Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families, American, German, Russian, English, and 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 dramas of World War II, to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs and the beginning of the Cold War.
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Edge of Eternity
Released date: September 16th 2014
Edge of Eternity follows the 5 families of the previous two books after the world wars, through one of the most tumultuous eras of all, through the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Presidential impeachment, revolution – and rock and roll.
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Related Links

  • Ken Follett official web page [link]
  • Ken Follett wikipedia page [link]
  • Washington Post “Century Trilogy” review [link]
  • NPR “Century Trilogy” review [link]
  • New York Times “Century Trilogy” review [link]

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