Fall of Giants
Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2010
Total pages :985
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780525951650
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Follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English and Welsh--as they move through the world-shaking dramas of World War I, the Russian Revolution and the struggle for women's suffrage. By the best-selling author of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End.

Fall of Giants
Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2011-08-30
Total pages :960
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781101543559
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Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. . . . An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. . . . A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. . . . And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution. From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again. . . . Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

Fall of Giants
Author : Hamzer akyuz
Publisher : amerakca LTD
Release :2010-01-01
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN :
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"Esta es la historia de mis abuelos y de los vuestros, de nuestros padres y de nuestras propias vidas. De alguna forma es la historia de todos nosotros." Ken Follett La historia empieza en 1911, el día de la coronación del rey Jorge V en la abadía de Westminster. El destino de los Williams, una familia minera de Gales, está unido por el amor y la enemistad al de los Fitzherbert, aristócratas y propietarios de minas de carbón. Lady Maud Fitzherbert se enamorará de Walter von Ulrich, un joven espía en la embajada alemana de Londres. Sus vidas se entrelazarán con la de un asesor progresista del presidente de Estados Unidos, Woodrow Wilson, y la de dos hermanos rusos a los que la guerra y la revolución les ha arrebatado su sueño de buscar fortuna en América. Tras el éxito de Los pilares de la Tierra y Un mundo sin fin , Ken Follett presenta esta gran novela épica que narra la historia de cinco familias durante los años turbulentos de la Primera Guerra Mundial, la Revolución Rusa y la lucha de hombres y mujeres por sus derechos. About the Author Ken Follett nació en Cardiff (Gales) y cuando tenía diez años su familia se mudó a Londres. Se licenció en filosofía en la Universidad de Londres y posteriormente se dedicó al periodismo. Durante sus años de reportero empezó a escribir obras de ficción. Sin embargo hasta 1978 no se convirtió en escritor de éxito, con la publicación de El ojo de la aguja. A partir de entonces, cada novela de Ken Follett se convierte en un éxito internacional. Actualmente vive en una vieja rectoría de Hertfordshire con su esposa Barbara. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Primera Parte El cielo amenazador 2 Enero de 1914 I El conde Fitzherbert, de veintiocho años de edad, conocido por su familia y amigos como Fitz, era el noveno hombre más rico de toda Gran Bretaña. No había hecho nada en absoluto para ganar sus cuantiosos ingresos, sino que sencillamente, se había limitado a heredar miles de hectáreas de tierra en Gales y en Yorkshire. Las granjas no producían muchos beneficios, pero debajo de ellas había grandes cantidades de carbón, y el abuelo de Fitz se había hecho inmensamente rico otorgando las concesiones para le explotación del mineral. Estaba claro que era la voluntad de Dios que los Fitzherbert gobernasen a sus semejantes y que viviesen de manera acorde a su condición, pero Fitz pensaba que no había hecho nada que justificase la fe que Dios había depositado en él. Su padre, el anterior conde, había sido un caso distinto. Oficial de la Armada, había sido nombrado almirante tras el bombardeo de Alejandría en 1882, se había convertido en embajador británico en San Petersburgo y, finalmente, había sido ministro en el gabinete de lord Salisbury. Los conservadores perdieron las elecciones generales de 1906 y el padre de Fitz murió escasas semanas más tarde, una muerte precipitada —de eso Fitz estaba seguro— por el hecho de ver a liberales irresponsables como David Lloyd George y Winston Churchill hacerse cargo del gobierno de Su Majestad. Fitz ocupó su escaño en la Cámara de los Lores, la cámara legislativa superior del Parlamento británico, como par conservador. Hablaba un francés muy correcto y se defendía en ruso, y su sueño era llegar a convertirse algún día en jefe del Foreign Office. Por desgracia, los liberales no dejaban de ganar las elecciones continuamente, de modo que aún no había tenido ocasión de ser ministro del gobierno. Su carrera militar había sido igual de mediocre. Había asistido a la academia de entrenamiento de oficiales del ejercito de Sandhurst, y pasó tres años con el regimiento de los Fusileros Galeses para convertirse en capitán. Tras su matrimonio abandonó la carrera militar, pero pasó a ser coronel honorífico de los Territorials de Gales del Sur. Lamentablemente, los coroneles honoríficos nunca ganaban medallas. Sin embargo, había algo de lo que sí se sentía orgulloso, pensaba mientras la locomotora de vapor avanzaba por los valles del sur del País de Gales: dos semanas más tarde, el rey en persona iba a pasar unos días en la casa de campo de Fitz. El rey Jorge V y el padre de Fitz habían sido compañeros en la Armada en su juventud. Recientemente, el rey había expresado su deseo de conocer qué era lo que pensaban sus súbditos más jóovenes, y Fitz había organizado una discreta velada en casa para que Su Majestad conociera a algunos de los más brillantes de su generación. En aquellos momentos, Fitz y su esposa, Bea, iban de camino a la mansión para terminar de disponerlo todo para la visita del monarca. Fitz sentía un gran apego por las tradiciones. No había nada en la historia de la humanidad capaz de rivalizar con la estabilidad que proporcionaba el orden establecido, basado en los cuatro estamentos de la sociedad: monarquía, aristocracia, comerciantes y campesinado. Sin embargo, al mirar por la ventanilla del tren, como en esos precisos momentos, veía que la sombra de una seria amenaza pendía sobre las costumbres tradicionales de la sociedad británica, una amenaza mayor que cualquiera de las que se hubiesen cernido sobre ella en los cuatrocientos años anteriores. Cubriendo por completo las laderas de los montes, otrora tan verdes, extendiéndose como una plaga de manchas grisáceas en las hojas de los rododendros, surgían las casas de los mineros del carbón. En aquellas mugrientas casuchas se hablaba de republicanismo, de ateísmo y de revolución. Solo había pasado un siglo más o menos desde que habían llevado a la nobleza francesa en carretas hasta la guillotina, y lo mismo ocurriría allí si algunos de aquellos mineros musculosos con la cara tiznada lograban salirse con la suya. Fitz estaría encantado de renunciar a las ganancias que obtenía del carbón, se dijo, con tal de que Gran Bretaña volviese a la sencillez de otros tiempos. La familia real era un poderoso bastión contra la insurrección. Sin embargo, además de hacerle sentirse orgulloso, la visita del monarca también le provocaba cierta inquietud, pues había muchas cosas que podían salir mal. Con la realeza, cualquier descuido podía ser una señal de negligencia y, por tanto, una falta de respeto. Hasta el último detalle del fin de semana sería comentado posteriormente, por los sirvientes de los visitantes a otros sirvientes y, de estos, a los señores de dichos sirvientes, por lo que todas las damas de la alta sociedad londinense acabarían sabiendo si, durante su estancia en Ty Gwyn, al rey la habían dado una almohada demasiado dura, una patata podrida o la botella de champán equivocada. El Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost de Fitz estaba esperándolos en la estación de ferrocarril de Aberowen. Se sentó junto a Bea y el chófer los condujo a lo largo de un kilómetro y medio hasta Ty Gwyn, su casa de campo. Estaba cayendo una llovizna fina pero pertinaz, como era habitual en Gales. «Ty Gwyn» significaba «Casa Blanca» en galés, pero el nombre había acabado resultando un tanto irónico porque, como todo lo demás en aquel rincón del mundo, el edificio estaba cubierto por una capa de polvo de carbón, y los bloques de piedra que en otros tiempos habían sido de un blanco inmaculado ofrecían en esos momentos un color gris oscuro que emborronaba las faldas de las señoras que, en un descuido, rozaban las paredes. Pese a todo, era un edificio manífico que llenaba a Fitz de orgullo a medida que el vehículo avanzaba por el camino de entrada a la casa. La mansión privada más grande de todo el País de Gales, Ty Gwyn contaba con doscientas habitaciones. Una vez, de pequeño, él y su hermana, Maud, contaron las ventanas hasta sumar un total de 523. Había sido construida por su abuelo, y en el diseño de las tres plantas se apreciaba una agradable armonía. Los ventanales de la planta noble eran altos y dejaban entrar una gran cantidad de luz en los majestuosos salones. En la planta superior había multitud de habitaciones de invitados, mientras que en la buhardilla se hallaban los innumerables dormitorios del esrvicio que, aun siendo minúsculos, eran evidentes por las largas hileras de lucernarios que poblaban los tejados en pendiente.

The Century Trilogy Boxed Set
Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Dutton Adult
Release :2014-11-18
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0525954880
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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.

Winter of the World
Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release :2012-09-13
Total pages :832
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780230764866
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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 Last Giants
Author : Levison Wood
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release :2020-04-02
Total pages :272
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781529381146
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*Levison Wood's documentary series on WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS is available to watch now on Channel 4* This book comes at a critical time. Fifty years ago, Africa was home to just over 1.3 million elephants, but by 1990 the number had halved. Meanwhile in the span of a lifetime, the human population has more than doubled. In Levison Wood's The Last Giants, he explores the rapid decline of one of the world's favourite animals. Filled with stories from his own time spent travelling with elephants in Africa, and documenting their migration in his Channel 4 series, Walking With Elephants, the book is a passionate wake-up call for this endangered species we take for granted. The Last Giants was written to inspire us all to act - to learn more and help save the species from permanent extinction.

Edge of Eternity
Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2014-09-16
Total pages :1120
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780698160576
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Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion. In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as 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, revolution—and rock and roll. East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she’s 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. Kennedy's 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 he'd imagined. . . . Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes an 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 Warsaw—and into history. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

The Hammer of Eden
Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Fawcett
Release :1999
Total pages :436
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780449227541
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Eco-terrorists are on the loose in California, and they intend to set off the biggest earthquake in the state's history to prove a point, unless FBI agent Judy Maddox can stop them. Reprint.

The Age of Giants
Author : Olivia Brookes
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release :2012-01-15
Total pages :32
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781615335183
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Provides facts about dinosaurs, their history, their environment, and their extinction.

Giants Will Fall
Author : Chip Kawalsingh
Publisher : Harvest City Media
Release :2019-01-18
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780956141583
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Sometimes life punches you in the gut, but within all of us is the ability to defeat every giant. We all face giants in our lives: situations and struggles that appear so big and intimidating that they leave us feeling broken and confused, wondering if we'll ever be able to get past them. Whatever you are going through, God promises you the victory. If you learn to trust in Him and rely on His power and grace, you will find your greatest success in the midst of your greatest storm. No matter what you're dealing with, this book will encourage and inspire you to face your giants head-on and watch them fall. You were created to be a giant slayer; it's your true calling.

When Giants Fall
Author : Michael Panzner
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release :2009-02-23
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780470451267
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In When Giants Fall, Panzner makes his case for the turbulent economic changes that will be occurring over the next few years and examines the resulting economic opportunities. According to Panzner, the economic changes will be widespread. Businesses will struggle amid wars, shortages, logistical disruptions, and a breakdown of the established monetary order. Individuals will be forced to rethink livelihoods, lifestyles, living arrangements, and locales. Political structures will be in flux, as local leaders gain influence at the expense of national authorities. For many people, it will be nothing short of a modern Dark Ages, where each day brings fresh anxieties, unfamiliar risks, and a sense of foreboding. However, for those enlightened few who understand what is really going on and what happens next, the chaotic years ahead represent the opportunity of a lifetime - a time when they can realize goals they never thought possible and achieve a level of wealth, security, and inner peace that will leave them head-and-shoulders above everyone else. In this book, Panzner offers cutting-edge insights and strategies that will enable readers to stay well ahead of the game during the uniquely unsettling period ahead.

The Evening and the Morning
Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Macmillan
Release :2020-09-15
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781760981112
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International No.1 bestseller Ken Follett returns with The Evening and The Morning, a thrilling and addictive novel from the master of historical fiction. It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages, and in England one man's ambition to make his abbey a centre of learning will take the reader on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate. Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of The Earth, which has sold over 27 million copies worldwide. Now, this novel, the prequel, will take the readers on an epic journey that will end where The Pillars of The Earth begins . . .

The Shoulders Of Giants
Author : Phil Scott
Publisher : Perseus Books
Release :1995-06-19
Total pages :337
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015034923410
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Explores the impact of flight on modern life while chronicling the history of manned flight from the eleventh century to World War I

Media Management in the Age of Giants
Author : Dennis F. Herrick
Publisher : UNM Press
Release :2012-08-15
Total pages :416
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780826351647
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The emergence of giant media corporations has created a new era in mass communications. The world of media giants—with a focus on the bottom line—makes awareness of business and financial issues critical for everyone in the industry. This timely new edition of a popular and successful textbook introduces basic business concepts, terminology, history, and management theories in the context of contemporary events. It includes up-to-date information on technology and addresses the major problem facing media companies today: How can the news regain profitability in the digital age? Focusing on newspaper, television, and radio companies, Herrick fills his book with real-life examples, interviews with media managers, and case studies. In a time when all the rules are changing because of digital technology, conglomeration, and shifting consumer habits, this text is a vital tool for students and working journalists.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Author : Søren Frank
Publisher : A&C Black
Release :2013-06-21
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781408187432
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A unique thematic history of Manchester United from the club's creation as humble Newton Heath in 1878 to its status as the world's greatest football brand, this book gets to the essence of the heart and soul of the club. Key topics explored include the club's ability to rise from the ashes, commitment to youth, propensity for an adventurous style of football, glamour, and commercialization and aggressive marketing. An intelligent and thought-provoking narrative of Manchester United exploring its cultural history within the broader cultural framework of globalization, working class traditions, mythology and the Munich Air Disaster, and pop culture. Søren Frank introduces a football aesthetics that examines and discusses what sets Manchester United apart in regard to football philosophy. It contains microanalyses of some of the most fascinating matches or moments, as well as original portraits of some of the club's greatest players, all of this peppered with fascinating statistical facts in the club's history.

On the Shoulders of Giants
Author : Rhondalynn Korolak
Publisher : Imagineering Unlimited
Release :2008
Total pages :212
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0980557801
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You can either look for the "secret" ...or be one of the few who are LIVING it! On the Shoulders of Giants is more than just another book about how to develop a positive attitude or use the law of attraction. This fresh look at 33 pieces of timeless wisdom finally puts what you want most in life within easy reach. It's about what really works and WHY. Based on her struggle to rebuild her life after a senseless tragedy, the author brilliantly demonstrates how to make profound shifts in your life, work, finances, health, relationships, and more, whether you are going through a troubled time, or just looking for real ways to live better-much better! Learn how to: *Stop being so good at getting what you don't want*Understand how simple it is to get what you DO want*See how "Imagineering" a better life is the shortest path to living it*Fix what you think is wrong in your life-without changing a thing*Make simple choices that accelerate your success

Real Stories of World War Two
Author : Various
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release :2013-09-05
Total pages :40
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781447255710
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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

The Fall of the Angels
Author : Christoph Auffarth,Loren T. Stuckenbruck
Publisher : BRILL
Release :2004-01
Total pages :302
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9789004126688
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Fall of the Angels focuses on a biblical tradition whose significance has been recognised, elaborated and explored in literature and art outside the Bible. Its extensive influence on religion and culture during the last two millenia is reflected in the wide variety of interpretations of this tradition among communities as they came to terms with religious identity in the face of opposition.

The Road to Irriyan
Author : Louise Lawrence
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release :2014-06-05
Total pages :320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781444920345
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The second book in the gripping Llandor Trilogy. Woken from the long, herb-induced sleep by the encroaching presence of the Grimthane, Roderick, Craig and Carrie take to the vast underground caves and passages of the old city of the giants in their attempt to reach Irriyan and safety. Led by goblins and a dwarf, they are forced away from familiar territory by the vicious shape-changer, Merrigan, and must rush from the dwarf's stronghold to escape the massive rock trolls. In desperate peril, Roderick acts selflessly to save Llandor.

A Column of Fire
Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release :2017-09-21
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781447278764
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Millions of readers have been enthralled by the saga that began in The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, which now continues with Ken Follett's magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire. A WORLD IN TURMOIL 1558, and Europe is in revolt as religious hatred sweeps the continent. Elizabeth Tudor has ascended to the throne but she is not safe in this dangerous new world. There are many who would see her removed, not least Mary Queens of Scots, who lies in wait in Paris. A NEW ORDER Elizabeth determines to set up a new secret service: a group of resourceful spies and courageous agents entrusted to keep her safe and in power. As she searches for those who will make the difference, one man stands out. A MAN WHO WOULD DIE FOR HIS QUEEN For Ned Willard the opportunity to serve his queen is God-sent. He cannot stay in Kingsbridge and watch the love of his life marry another, and as fires burn and extremism begins to spark throughout Europe, Ned makes his choice. He will spend his life protecting his monarch from the tyrants who aim to destroy her or die trying . . .