By Ken Follett
Ken Follett’s fabulous new historic epic starts off, as 5 interrelated households go through the momentous dramas of the 1st global warfare, the Russian Revolution, and the fight for women’s suffrage.
A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s global within the mining pits.…An American legislations pupil rejected in love unearths a stunning new profession in Woodrow Wilson’s White House.… A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, whereas girl Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory whilst she falls in love with a German spy.…And orphaned Russian brothers embark on extensively diverse paths while their plan to to migrate to the USA falls afoul of battle, conscription, and revolution.
From the dust and probability of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of energy to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of 5 families—and right into a century that we inspiration we knew, yet that now won't ever appear an analogous again.…
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P. , major minister Sir John French, commander of the British Expeditionary strength French Gini, a bar lady Colonel Dupuys, aide to common Galliéni basic Lourceau, aide to normal Joffre actual historic CHARACTERS normal Joffre, commander in leader of French forces basic Galliéni, commander of the Paris garrison German and Austrian VON ULRICH family members Otto von Ulrich, diplomat Susanne von Ulrich, his spouse Walter von Ulrich, their son, army connecté on the German embassy in London Greta von Ulrich, their daughter Graf (Count) Robert von Ulrich, Walter’s moment cousin, army connecté on the Austrian embassy in London OTHERS Gottfried von Kessel, cultural connecté on the German embassy in London Monika von der Helbard, Greta’s ally actual old CHARACTERS Prince Karl Lichnowsky, German ambassador to London box Marshal Paul von Hindenburg normal of Infantry Erich Ludendorff Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, German chancellor Arthur Zimmermann, German overseas minister Russian PESHKOV kin Grigori Peshkov, metalworker Lev Peshkov, horse wrangler PUTILOV laptop WORKS Konstantin, lathe operator, chairman of the Bolshevik dialogue team Isaak, captain of the soccer staff Varya, woman laborer, Konstantin’s mom Serge Kanin, manager of the casting part count number Maklakov, director OTHERS Mikhail Pinsky, police officer Ilya Kozlov, his sidekick Nina, maid to Princess Bea Prince Andrei, Bea’s brother Katerina, a peasant lady new to the town Mishka, bar proprietor Trofim, gangster Fyodor, corrupt cop Spirya, passenger at the Angel Gabriel Yakov, passenger at the Angel Gabriel Anton, clerk on the Russian embassy in London, additionally a secret agent for Germany David, Jewish soldier Sergeant Gavrik Lieutenant Tomchak genuine historic CHARACTERS Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, chief of the Bolshevik occasion Leon Trotsky Welsh WILLIAMS kinfolk David Williams, union organizer Cara Williams, his spouse Ethel Williams, their daughter Billy Williams, their son Gramper, Cara’s father GRIFFITHS family members Len Griffiths, atheist and Marxist Mrs. Griffiths Tommy Griffiths, their son, Billy Williams’s ally PONTI kinfolk Mrs. Minnie Ponti Giuseppe “Joey” Ponti, her son Giovanni “Johnny” Ponti, his more youthful brother MINERS David Crampton, “Dai Crybaby” Harry “Suet” Hewitt John Jones the store Dai Chops, the butcher’s son Pat Pope, major point onsetter Micky Pope, Pat’s son Dai Ponies, horse wrangler Bert Morgan MINE administration Perceval Jones, chairman of Celtic Minerals Maldwyn Morgan, colliery supervisor Rhys rate, colliery manager’s deputy Arthur “Spotty” Llewellyn, colliery clerk employees AT TŶ GWYN Peel, butler Mrs. Jevons, housekeeper Morrison, footman OTHERS Dai Muck, sanitary employee Mrs. Dai Ponies Mrs. Roley Hughes Mrs. Hywel Jones deepest George Barrow, B corporation inner most Robin Mortimer, cashiered officer, B corporation deepest Owen Bevin, B corporation Sergeant Elijah “Prophet” Jones, B corporation moment Lieutenant James Carlton-Smith, B corporation Captain Gwyn Evans, an organization moment Lieutenant Roland Morgan, a firm actual historic CHARACTERS David Lloyd George, Liberal member of Parliament PROLOGUE INITIATION bankruptcy ONE June 22, 1911 at the day King George V used to be topped at Westminster Abbey in London, Billy Williams went down the pit in Aberowen, South Wales.