Winter of the World - Ken Follett

Winter of the World Summary

Written By Ken Follett

Readers Score: 4.5/5
Rated by 2,782 Readers

Winter of the World Book Summary


"This book is truly epic. . . . The reader will probably wish there was a thousand more pages." —The Huffington Post

Picking up where Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary Century Trilogy, left off, Winter of the World follows its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—through a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the great dramas of World War II, and into the beginning of the long Cold War.

Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until daring to commit 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 social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set until war transforms her life, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war but also the war to come.

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Winter of the World is a Historical book, written By Ken Follett. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 2,782 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • Please

    By Tsevni2
    All these price complaints, this book is over triple the contents of a book I spent the typical new book price of 14.99, and it was a 2 year project, so PLEASE. Besides we do have options, shouldn't ratings be about content and not the price. I thought the book was great and look forward to the next one.
  • Get Real People!

    By BigMac16
    How about making this a review section for the outstanding story content itself, rather that the pricing of the book? We can all see the price and make our own decisions on it's value. The same complainers will spend $20 for 2 people to watch a 90 minute movie at the cinema, or $14.99 for a 250 page book. This is 1000 pages from one of the best storytellers today. Please. Another amazing story from Ken Follett!!
  • Pricing complaints not relevant to content

    By BexJackson
    Price is set by publisher not the author and I am not going to bother with complaints since I did not experience this issue. I've only read a few chapters so far but I think it will be as wonderful as Mr. Follett's other books. Very happy with my purchase!



    By Rickieeeep
    My poor wife has often referred to her status as a being a “living widow” as I’ve been mesmerized and submersed by the first two volumes of Ken Follett’s trilogy. Day and night, at any spare moment, I pick up the book and find every excuse I can to avoid putting it down. I’d write more now but I’ve got to start volume three. This trilogy will enhance your life. Rick
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  • Must read

    By ONE Yoga
    I learned so much about the 20th century, the wars, the politics, the powers behind the scenes, and the cultures of the nations. It's amazing that less than 100 years separate us from these events. As always, these novels are written with lots of history, passionate love stories, and characters that make their way into your heart. Bravo!
  • Winter of the world

    By Knitter in fl
    What a compelling history lesson! I wish I had printed out the 'list of characters' in order to keep up with the developments. But the author kept referring to their history in a way to refresh your memory. Can't wait for the next installment.
  • History told differently

    By Staynavytom
    Great read that ties historical events into a story of life.
  • The trilogy

    By GADSO
    I will wait for Ken Follet's 3rd book of his trilogy, because it is well worth the wait,based on all the other books of his that I have read. "Winter of the World" his last work,was in my opinion an other masterpiece. GunterAlberts
  • Pretty Good

    By kathiechrs
    Somehow I thought the first book (fall of giants) was a little better, but I enjoyed Winter of the World. The story was interesting and the characters helped relate the various political views of the time. Sometimes I thought there could have been a little bit more history and sometimes I thought the characters were a little unbelievable. But as I said, I liked the book.
  • Not as good as the first

    By StephenBat
    The second book focussed less on the characters influences on the world stage and more on their romantic inclinations. The similarities of their infatuations were redundantly distracting. I hope that in the next book Mr. Follett returns to the intrigue each character brought to the historical events they were involved.
  • Winter of the world

    By San Diego Barbel
    From riches to rags to riches. An eye opener of families from all aspects of life and a fascinating journey through World War II from Germany to England to the USA. Another winner by Ken Follett.