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Judy

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  • Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
    (4552)
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    Winter of the World 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. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

    Tim says: "Brilliant Sequel"
    "Another awesome Ken Follett novel"
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    This novel gives real insight into how the conflict affected ordinary people. It also brings to light the lengths to which people will go to ensure their safety. I was particularly struck by the parallels to today's political parties in the USA. The ideologies of the Nazi party and the Social Democrats mirror the American right and left wings, respectively.
    I have recommended this book to a friend and a family member, because of its historical insight and its pertinence in today's world.


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