Synopses & Reviews
The sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ken Folletts extraordinary historical epic, The Century Trilogy.
In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international familiesAmerican, German, Russian, English, and Welshas they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolutionand rock and roll.
East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers shes been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives.
George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedys Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle but a much more personal battle of his own.
Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than hed imagined.
Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Krushchev, becomes a prime agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsawand into history.
"Superbly crafted...grips the reader like a riptide...gets the juices flowing!" Washington Star
"Exciting, totally absorbing...be prepared for late nights." Philadelphia Inquirer
"Adventure and action, the suspense of danger, shocking, touching human relationships...a climactic human story." Los Angeles Times
“Hugely ambitious…an example of good old-fashioned storytelling.”—New York Daily News
“[Follett] is a commanding storyteller who has taken on an impossibly large task and accomplished it with passion, intelligence, and skill.”—The Washington Post
“Characters so vivid it is easy to keep them alive in our mind.”—The Huffington Post
“A mighty page-turner.”—The Seattle Times
“Mesmerizing.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in a mighty saga of a time and place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust and the struggle for power.
About the Author
James Clavell, who died in 1994, was a screenwriter, director, producer, and novelist born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.