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An entertaining History lesson,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fall of Giants: Book One of The Century Trilogy (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Follet shows a picture of a historic time and introduces the reader to the feelings of people from different social background. This time he additionally interlinks the stories of some British, with German/Austrian, Russian and US-Amercian families from 1911 through to 1924.
There are too many characters and historic moments to get into detail, but the story is a light read and additionally I have learned a few things about our recent history which I was not aware of.
Best described are the lifes of Welsh miners and aristocrats to give you an impression of the changes in Britain. The short episodes of people from Russia, USA and Germany on the other hand sometimes seam a bit superficial. But all in all Follet once again draws a colourful picture of a historical time and develops an overall impression and understanding of the changes which took place accross Europe at the beginning of the 20th century.
I am looking forward to the development of the characters during the buildup of the second world war.
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