Winter of the World

Winter of the World is the second novel in Ken Follett's uniquely ambitious and deeply satisfying Century trilogy.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 023076486X

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

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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?

The Winter of the World

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.

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

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

Author: Poul Anderson

Publisher: Roc

ISBN:

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 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.

The Hammer of the Sun

Haunted and guilt-ridden, Elof the Smith follows his estranged love Kara eastwards towards the city of Kerys.

Author: Michael Scott Rohan

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9780708882719

Category:

Page: 509

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Haunted and guilt-ridden, Elof the Smith follows his estranged love Kara eastwards towards the city of Kerys. In the myth-filled lands of the East where the Powers of the Ice contemplate the total extinction of life, Elof must face his past, his future and his final destiny.

Real Stories of World War Two

This ebook contains some of the incredible, moving stories that readers were inspired to post – the voices of a generation and its descendants – as well as a personal piece from Ken himself, about his own family’s experience of the ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447255712

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 40

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On Ken Follett’s Facebook page Pan Macmillan created a storybank, as a place for readers to upload their own, real-life stories of World War Two. This ebook contains some of the incredible, moving stories that readers were inspired to post – the voices of a generation and its descendants – as well as a personal piece from Ken himself, about his own family’s experience of the war. Told by Ken Follett’s readers from across the world, from the USA to Europe, Asia to Africa, these accounts offer a glimpse into the deep effects of the war on each and every family at this terrible moment in history. Pan Macmillan have also teamed up with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, whose mission statement is to offer lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families. All of the profits from the sale of this ebook will go direct to them. You can find out more about their work on their website, www.soldierscharity.org To see the storybank on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/KenFollettAuthor

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

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 418

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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.

Ken Follett World War II Thriller Collection

This collection of three books from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of World War II suspense includes “the most exciting novel in years” (Cincinnati Enquirer), about the espionage war between the British and the Nazis; “a ...

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101539291

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 716

This collection of three books from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of World War II suspense includes “the most exciting novel in years” (Cincinnati Enquirer), about the espionage war between the British and the Nazis; “a very entertaining, very cinematic thriller” (Publishers Weekly) about a gang of female saboteurs behind German lines; and a “blitzkrieg-paced read” (People) about one man’s desperate mission to bring crucial intelligence to England.

Two Novels of Far Future Apocalypse

Certainly [Anderson] put a lot of thought into this novel and he’s achieved something worthwhile and exhilarating.” —SFReviews.net Twilight World After the nuclear holocaust of World War III, humanity has to rebuild in the midst of ...

Author: Poul Anderson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504064003

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

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Experience the end of the world as we know it in two classic novels from “one of science fiction’s most revered writers” (USA Today). Now in one volume: two post-apocalyptic adventures from the visionary mind of Grand Master of Science Fiction and Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Poul Anderson. The Winter of the World A second Ice Age has destroyed civilization. From its ruins arises the powerful Rahidi empire, bent on seeking world domination and leaving devastation in its wake. But its invasion of the primitive Rogaviki may not go as planned, for at the head of their forces is the indomitable Donya of Hervar, a woman of courage and conviction who will not let her people perish without a fight . . . “An intriguing mystery about the Rogaviki people . . . Quite a worthwhile read. Certainly [Anderson] put a lot of thought into this novel and he’s achieved something worthwhile and exhilarating.” —SFReviews.net Twilight World After the nuclear holocaust of World War III, humanity has to rebuild in the midst of famine, savagery, and chaos. Residual radiation has resulted in an increasing rate of mutant births. But as the human race faces its own extinction, some of the so-called abnormal children may have just what it takes to survive . . . Praise for Science Fiction Grand Master Poul Anderson “Anderson has produced more milestones in contemporary science fiction and fantasy than any one man is entitled to.” —Stephen Donaldson “The great canvas of interstellar space comes alive under Anderson’s hand as it does under no other.” —Gordon R. Dickson “One of science fiction’s most influential and prolific writers.” —The Daily Telegraph

All Against All

All Against All is the story of the season our world changed from postwar to prewar again. It is a book about the power of bad ideas—exploring why, during a single winter, between November 1932 and April 1933, so much went so wrong.

Author: Paul Jankowski

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062433539

Category: History

Page: 480

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A narrative history, cinematic in scope, of a process that was taking shape in the winter of 1933 as domestic passions around the world colluded to drive governments towards a war few of them wanted and none of them could control. All Against All is the story of the season our world changed from postwar to prewar again. It is a book about the power of bad ideas—exploring why, during a single winter, between November 1932 and April 1933, so much went so wrong. Historian Paul Jankowski reveals that it was collective mentalities and popular beliefs that drove this crucial period that sent nations on the path to war, as much as any rational calculus called “national interest.” Over these six months, collective delusions filled the air. Whether in liberal or authoritarian regimes, mass participation and the crowd mentality ascended. Hitler came to power; Japan invaded Jehol and left the League of Nations; Mussolini looked towards Africa; Roosevelt was elected; France changed governments three times; and the victors of 1918 fell out acrimoniously over war debts, arms, currency, tariffs, and Germany. New hopes flickered but not for long: a world economic conference was planned, only to collapse when the US went its own way. All Against All reconstructs a series of seemingly disparate happenings whose connections can only be appraised in retrospect. As he weaves together the stories of the influences that conspired to lead the world to war, Jankowski offers a cautionary tale relevant for western democracies today. The rising threat from dictatorial regimes and the ideological challenge presented by communism and fascism gave the 1930s a unique face, just as global environmental and demographic crises are coloring our own. While we do not know for certain where these crises will take us, we do know that those of the 1930s culminated in the Second World War.

The Winter of Enchantment

Sebastian resolves to free the girl he meets through the magic mirror when he learns she is imprisoned by a wicked enchanter.

Author: Victoria Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781930900332

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 152

View: 971

Sebastian resolves to free the girl he meets through the magic mirror when he learns she is imprisoned by a wicked enchanter.

The Bachelor of Arts

A WINTER IN TASHKENT . * The same ... It was at this stage on our trans - Asiatic
journey , more than 2 , 000 miles from the half way mark around the globe , that
the winter of 1891 overtook us and kept us for seven months anxious prisoners .

Author: John Seymour Wood

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Universities and colleges

Page:

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Winter in Spitzbergen

sixty yards perpendicular in height , and on it lay a thin crust of loamy earth ,
covered with moss . The place caved in lay exactly so , that the sun shone on the
vast mirror , and thus produced a most beautiful sight . By the warmth the ice
became ...

Author: Johann Andreas Christoph Hildebrandt

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Boys

Page: 300

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The Winter of the Witch

It's truly magical' The Pool 'Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy isn’t just good—it’s hug-to-your-chest, straight-to-the-favourites-shelf, reread-immediately good, and each book just gets better. 'Laini Taylor

Author: Katherine Arden

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473582229

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A magical and captivating coming of age novel set in medieval Russia - perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. One girl can make a difference... Moscow is in flames, leaving its people searching for answers – and someone to blame. Vasilisa, a girl with extraordinary gifts, must flee for her life, pursued by those who blame their misfortune on her magic. Then a vengeful demon returns, stronger than ever. Determined to engulf the world in chaos, he finds allies among men and spirits. Mankind and magical creatures alike find their fates resting on Vasya's shoulders. But she may not be able to save them all. 'heart-stoppingly good...beautifully written, this adventure shimmers and shines with magic of all kinds. Unmissable.' Sunday Express 'If you're a lover of fairytales you are in for an absolute treat. It's truly magical' The Pool 'Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy isn’t just good—it’s hug-to-your-chest, straight-to-the-favourites-shelf, reread-immediately good, and each book just gets better. 'Laini Taylor

The Evening and the Morning

From the bestselling author Ken Follett, The Evening and the Morning is a historical epic that will end 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 will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins. A TIME OF CONFLICT It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages, and England faces attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Life is hard, and those with power wield it harshly, bending justice according to their will – often in conflict with the king. With his grip on the country fragile and with no clear rule of law, chaos and bloodshed reign. THREE LIVES INTERTWINED Into this uncertain world three people come to the fore: a young boatbuilder, who dreams of a better future when a devastating Viking raid shatters the life that he and the woman he loves hoped for; a Norman noblewoman, who follows her beloved husband across the sea to a new land only to find her life there shockingly different; and a capable monk at Shiring Abbey, who dreams of transforming his humble abbey 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 and rivalry, death and birth, and 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.

A winter in the city of pleasure or Life on the lower Danube

O my brother , light of the world ! thou who art pure of all stain ! one has never
seen a brother and sister married together , because it would be a shameful sin !
" * The beautiful Helen , with the tresses of silver , is one of the most poetical ...

Author: Florence K. Berger

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A Winter in Florida

... substituted the following inscription : " Not because they are Spaniards , but
because they are traitors , robbers , and murderers . ” Retribution had been swift
and sure . Had none but the ringleaders been executed , the world would have ...

Author: Ledyard Bill

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Florida

Page: 233

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Winter in Taos

"Winter in Taos" starkly contrasts Luhan's memoirs, published in four volumes and inspired by Marcel Proust's "Remembrances of Things Past.

Author: Mabel Dodge Luhan

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 1611391377

Category: History

Page: 292

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"Winter in Taos" starkly contrasts Luhan's memoirs, published in four volumes and inspired by Marcel Proust's "Remembrances of Things Past." They follow her life through three failed marriages, numerous affairs, and ultimately a feeling of "being nobody in myself," despite years of psychoanalysis and a luxurious lifestyle on two continents among the leading literary, art and intellectual personalities of the day. "Winter in Taos" unfolds in an entirely different pattern, uncluttered with noteworthy names and ornate details. With no chapters dividing the narrative, Luhan describes her simple life in Taos, New Mexico, this "new world" she called it, from season to season, following a thread that spools out from her consciousness as if she's recording her thoughts in a journal. "My pleasure is in being very still and sensing things," she writes, sharing that pleasure with the reader by describing the joys of adobe rooms warmed in winter by aromatic cedar fires; fragrant in spring with flowers; and scented with homegrown fruits and vegetables being preserved and pickled in summer. Having wandered the world, Luhan found her home at last in Taos. "Winter in Taos" celebrates the spiritual connection she established with the "deep living earth" as well as the bonds she forged with Tony Luhan, her "mountain." This moving tribute to a land and the people who eked a life from it reminds readers that in northern New Mexico, where the seasons can be harshly beautiful, one can bathe in the sunshine until "'untied are the knots in the heart,' for there is nothing like the sun for smoothing out all difficulties." Born in 1879 to a wealthy Buffalo family, Mabel Dodge Luhan earned fame for her friendships with American and European artists, writers and intellectuals and for her influential salons held in her Italian villa and Greenwich Village apartments. In 1917, weary of society and wary of a world steeped in war, she set down roots in remote Taos, New Mexico, then publicized the tiny town's inspirational beauty to the world, drawing a steady stream of significant guests to her adobe estate, including artist Georgia O'Keeffe, poet Robinson Jeffers, and authors D.H. Lawrence and Willa Cather. Luhan could be difficult, complex and often cruel, yet she was also generous and supportive, establishing a solid reputation as a patron of the arts and as an author of widely read autobiographies. She died in Taos in 1962.

The Earth and Its Inhabitants

Up to the present time Yakutsk , in North - east Siberia , has been cited as the
place of our earth where the winter is coldest , while the minima observed during
Arctic expeditions are believed to be the lowest known . Neither the one nor the ...

Author: Elisée Reclus

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Geography

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