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Winter of the World [compact Disc]

By Ken Follett

Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil steps her mother's formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism. He also encounters a group of Germans resolved to oppose Hitler - but are they willing to go so far as to betray their country? Such people are closely watched by Volodya, a Russian with a bright future in Red Army Intelligence. The international clash of military power and personal beliefs that ensues will sweep over them all as it rages from Cable Street in London's East End to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, from Spain to Stalingrad, from Dresden to Hiroshima. At Cambridge Lloyd is irresistibly drawn to dazzling American socialite Daisy Peshkov, who represents everything his left-wing family despise. But Daisy is more interested in aristocratic Boy Fitzherbert - amateur pilot, party lover and leading light of the British Union of Fascists. Back in Berlin, Carla worships golden boy Werner from afar. But nothing will work out the way they expect as their lives and the hopes of the world are smashed by the greatest and cruellest war in the history of the human race. Winter of the World is the second novel in Ken Follett's uniquely ambitious and deeply satisfying trilogy 'The Century'. On its own or read in sequence with Fall of Giants, this is a magnificent, spellbinding epic of global conflict and personal drama.

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2012

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9781611761177


Format: Audio Books
Author: Follett, Ken
Summary: This novel picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families, American, German, Russian, English, Welsh, enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until she commits a deed of great courage and heartbreak.. American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific. English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism. Daisy Peshkov, a driven American social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set, until the war transforms her life, not just once but twice, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war, but the war to come. These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as their experiences illuminate the cataclysms that marked the century. From the drawing rooms of the rich to the blood and smoke of battle, their lives intertwine, propelling the reader into dramas of ever increasing complexity.
Title: Winter of the world [compact disc] / Ken Follett.
Publisher Date: [S.l.] : Penguin Group USA, [2012]
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction Twentieth century -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936 -- Fiction. Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction. United States -- History -- 1913-1921 -- Fiction. Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Fiction Germany -- History -- 1918-1933 -- Fiction. Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781611761177
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System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Follett
Oclc: 779263764
Upc: 9781611761177
Bib Id: 403359

Format: Audio Books
Author: Follett, Ken
Summary: This novel picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families, American, German, Russian, English, Welsh, enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until she commits a deed of great courage and heartbreak.. American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific. English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism. Daisy Peshkov, a driven American social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set, until the war transforms her life, not just once but twice, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war, but the war to come. These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as their experiences illuminate the cataclysms that marked the century. From the drawing rooms of the rich to the blood and smoke of battle, their lives intertwine, propelling the reader into dramas of ever increasing complexity.
Title: Winter of the world [compact disc] / Ken Follett.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: [S.l.] : Penguin Group USA, [2012]
Description: 25 sound discs (31.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series: The century triology ; bk. 2
Series: Follett, Ken. Century trilogy (Sound recording) ; bk. 2.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
Subjects: Twentieth century -- Fiction.
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction.
Subjects: United States -- History -- 1913-1921 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Fiction
Subjects: Germany -- History -- 1918-1933 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks
Genre: Historical fiction.
Other Author: Lee, John Rafter
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Duration: 31:30:00.
Notes: Read by John Lee.
ISBN: 9781611761177
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Total Copies: 2
Medium: [compact disc]
Call Number: F Follett