Winter of the World

Winter of the World is the second novel in Ken Follett's uniquely ambitious Century trilogy. On its own or read in sequence with Fall of Giants and Edge of Eternity, this is a spellbinding epic of global conflict and personal drama.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 023076486X

Category: Fiction

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Winter of the World is the second novel in Ken Follett's uniquely ambitious and deeply satisfying Century trilogy. On its own or read in sequence with Fall of Giants and Edge of Eternity, this is a magnificent, spellbinding epic of global conflict and personal drama. A BATTLE OF IDEALS 1933, and at Cambridge, Lloyd Williams is drawn to irresistible socialite Daisy Peshkov, who represents everything that his left-wing family despise, but Daisy is more interested in aristocratic Boy Fitzherbert, a leading light of the British Union of Fascists. AN EVIL UPRISING Berlin is in turmoil. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Many are resolved to oppose Hitler’s brutal regime – but are they willing to betray their country? A GLOBAL CONFLICT ON A SCALE NEVER SEEN BEFORE Shaken by the tyranny and the prospect of war, five interconnected families’ lives become ever more enmeshed. An international clash of military power and personal beliefs is sweeping the world, but what will this new war mean for those who must live through it?

Century Trilogy

Author: Ken Follett

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ISBN: 9780525953630

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The 'Century Trilogy' tells the entire history of the twentieth century, seen through the eyes of five linked families - one American, one English, one German, one Russian, and one Welsh. This second volume, titled 'Winter of the World', is about the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War, and the development of nuclear weapons.

The Century Trilogy Boxed Set

Details the experiences of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English and Welsh--as they confront the social, political, and economic turmoil of the twentieth century.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN: 9780525954880

Category: Fiction

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Details the experiences of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English and Welsh--as they confront the social, political, and economic turmoil of the twentieth century.

The Winter of the World

(29) 1914 War broke: and now the Winter of the world With perishing great darkness closes in. Thefoul tornado, centredat Berlin, Is over all thewidth of ...

Author: Dominic Hibberd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147211423X

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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This new anthology brings together 270 poems and is the most complete and authoritative ever compiled. Arranged by year rather than by poet, it is the first to reveal how poetry developed between 1914 and 1918, and afterwards from 1919 - 1930. The poetry that came out of the First World War exposed, for the first time in history, the real horror of war. The result is an extraordinary record of passionate feelings and appalling experiences, written by men and women from widely different backgrounds, of unique and enduring importance. All the major poets are generously represented, Owen, Brooke, Sassoon, Blunden, Gurney, Graves and Rosenberg, but here too are many unfamiliar yet remarkable poems from the less familiar, Joseph Leftwich, F S Flint, 'Touchstone'; female poets: Edith Sitwell; Vera Brittain, Eleanor Farjeon; and writers not always associated with WWI poetry, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling and Ezra Pound. Accompanying notes to the poems, historical events and the poets give precise, relevant information and suggest links to other poems, so the book as a whole forms a fascinating, moving narrative. Praise for Poetry of the Great War: An Anthology: 'This splendid anthology...immaculately crafted...wide and authorative...[is] recommended unhesitatingly to both a popular and academic readership. Choice, USA Praise for Wilfred Owen: A New Biography: 'Rich, compelling, formidably researched.' John Carey, Sunday Times

The Winter of the World

POUL ANDERSON THE WINTER OF THE WORLD ANDERSON HAS PRODUCED MORE MILESTONES IN CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE F/CTION AND FANTASY THAN ANY ONE MAN IS ENTITLED TO' ...

Author: Poul Anderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575109246

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The second Ice Age came - and civilisation was buried beneath the glaciers. Then all men became barbarians. But out of the frozen chaos three cultures emerged. The Seafolk and the Rogaviki were simple, primitive people. Ranged against them was the mighty Rahidian-Barommian Empire, a nation hungry for power, eager to exploit its superior technical knowledge. If the Empire fulfilled its ambitions, its neighbours knew they would not survive. On the day of the intended conquest they must be ready to engage the powers of science in a bloody, apocalyptic struggle for the destiny of the planet.

The Winter of the World

A masterful debut novel from the acclaimed author of The Hidden Life of Otto Frank, Carol Ann Lee's Winter of the World combines fascinating historical detail and color with breathtaking invention.

Author: Carol Ann Lee

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061877484

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A heartbreaking and powerful story of personal demons and the hard journey back from an abyss of betrayal in the aftermath of World War I Journalist Alex Dyer made his name covering the bloody horrors of the European trenches. Yet even after the Great War is over, he cannot shake the guilt he feels for not serving on the front lines like his dearest childhood friend, Ted Eden. Worse still, Alex cannot put to rest the emotions that gnaw at him from the inside: his feelings for Clare, Ted's wife—a woman they both have loved more than life itself. A masterful debut novel from the acclaimed author of The Hidden Life of Otto Frank, Carol Ann Lee's Winter of the World combines fascinating historical detail and color with breathtaking invention. Recalling the fire of the battlefield and the nightmare of the trenches, it brilliantly evokes a volatile time when life was frozen in the present tense and looking forward was the only thing more painful than looking back.

Edge of Eternity

The sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, The Century Trilogy.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780606394543

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The sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, The Century Trilogy. In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World , Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families-American, German, Russian, English

The Evening and the Morning

From the bestselling author Ken Follett, The Evening and the Morning is a historical epic that ends where The Pillars of the Earth begins.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144727881X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

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From the bestselling author Ken Follett, The Evening and the Morning is a historical epic that ends where The Pillars of the Earth begins. A Time of Conflict It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. The king’s grip on the country is fragile and chaos reigns. A young boat builder dreams of a better future after a devastating Viking raid shatters the life he hoped for. Lives Intertwined A Norman noblewoman follows her husband to a new land only to find her life there shockingly different; and a capable monk at Shiring Abbey has a vision of transforming his humble home into a centre of learning admired throughout Europe. The Dawn of a New Age Now, with England at the dawn of the Middle Ages, these three people will each come into dangerous conflict with a ruthless bishop, who will do anything to increase his wealth and power, in an epic tale of ambition, rivalry, love and hate. Thirty years ago we were introduced to Kingsbridge in The Pillars of the Earth, and now in this masterful prequel international bestseller Ken Follett will take us on a journey into a rich past, which will end where his masterpiece begins.

The Winter of the World

Classic SF from the Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author of The Boat of a Million Years.

Author: Poul Anderson

Publisher: Roc

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Category: Extraterrestrial beings

Page: 182

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Classic SF from the Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author of The Boat of a Million Years. Thousands of years from now, after a new Ice Age has reduced our world to frozen ruins, new civilizations and cultures arise from the ice. But as the people uncover the lost technology of the past, they also rediscover war, conquest, diplomacy . . . and betrayal. Previous publisher: Signet.


The Winter of the Witch

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and ...

Author: Katherine Arden

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 1101886005

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias, the seen and the unseen. “A tale both intimate and epic, featuring a heroine whose harrowing and wondrous journey culminates in an emotionally resonant finale.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST FANTASY BOOKS OF THE DECADE Vasilisa Petrovna is an unforgettable heroine determined to forge her own path. Her gifts and her courage have drawn the attention of Morozko, the winter-king, but it is too soon to know if this connection will prove a blessing or a curse. Now Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers—and for someone to blame. Vasya finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The Grand Prince is in a rage, choosing allies that will lead him on a path to war and ruin. A wicked demon returns, determined to spread chaos. Caught at the center of the conflict is Vasya, who finds the fate of two worlds resting on her shoulders. Her destiny uncertain, Vasya will uncover surprising truths about herself as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all. Praise for The Winter of the Witch “Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy isn’t just good—it’s hug-to-your-chest, straight-to-the-favorites-shelf, reread-immediately good, and each book just gets better. The Winter of the Witch plunges us back to fourteenth-century Moscow, where old gods and new vie for the soul of Russia and fate rests on a witch girl’s slender shoulders. Prepare to have your heart ripped out, loaned back to you full of snow and magic, and ripped out some more.”—Laini Taylor “Luxuriously detailed yet briskly suspenseful . . . a striking literary fantasy informed by Arden’s deep knowledge.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Triple

Triple is the story of the most successful espionage coup – and best-kept secret – of this century. This taut espionage thriller comes from master of the genre, Ken Follett. A Frightening Discovery 1968.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330465821

Category: Fiction

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Triple is the story of the most successful espionage coup - and best-kept secret - of this century. This taut espionage thriller comes from master of the genre, Ken Follett. A Frightening Discovery 1968. The fledgling nation of Israel is threatened when the intelligence services find out that Egypt is only months away from developing nuclear weapons. An untimely end awaits the young nation unless a source of uranium for Israeli bombs can be obtained in complete secrecy. Impossible, of course, unless someone as improbable as the plan can be found to steal it. A Daring Mission Working alone, Israeli agent Nat Dickstein concocts an ingenious scenario for the biggest, and quietest, hijacking in history. A task made all the more difficult by the factions trying to stop him. Time is Running Out Dickstein plans to steal the uranium and fool the Russian KGB, Egyptian Intelligence and the Arab extremists, the Fedayeen. As the nuclear arms race in the Middle East escalates to frightening proportions, the fate of millions of lives hangs in the balance in this fictionalized account of one of the best-kept secrets of the twentieth century.



Before the Storm

The family of Berndt von Vitzewitz becomes caught up in the political turmoil in Germany during the early nineteenth century

Author: Theodor Fontane

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press

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Category: Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815

Page: 712

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The family of Berndt von Vitzewitz becomes caught up in the political turmoil in Germany during the early nineteenth century




This Rotten World

Will our survivors make it through this Winter of Blood, or will they be buried by an avalanche of the dead? Find out in the thrilling 4th installment of This Rotten World... This Rotten World: Winter of Blood.

Author: Jacy Morris

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ISBN: 9780578785806

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Winter falls hard on Oregon, burying the world under snow and ice. One group of survivors, stuck in a tomb of their own creation, fights to survive, while another group treks across the snowbound countryside, leaving a trail of bloody footprints in their wake... and an army of the undead. The Pacific Ocean calls. Safety calls. But as Mother Nature rakes her frozen claws across the land, the coast could hardly seem further away. Will our survivors make it through this Winter of Blood, or will they be buried by an avalanche of the dead? Find out in the thrilling 4th installment of This Rotten World... This Rotten World: Winter of Blood.