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Century 3. Edge of Eternity

Century Trilogy 3

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Ken Follett's Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families-American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-as they make their way through the twentieth century. It has been called "potent, engrossing" ( Publishers Weekly ) and "truly epic" ( Huffington Post ). USA Today said, "You actually feel like you're there."
Edge of Eternity , the finale, covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, encompassing civil rights, assassinations, Vietnam, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution-and rock and roll.
East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she's been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for generations... George Jakes, himself bi-racial, bypasses corporate law to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but also a much more personal battle... Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is much more dangerous than he'd imagined... Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Khrushchev, becomes an agent for good and for ill as the Soviet Union and the United States race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tania, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw-and into history.
These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as they add their personal stories and insight to the most defining events of the 20th century. From the opulent offices of the most powerful world leaders to the shabby apartments of those trying to begin a new empire, from the elite clubs of the wealthy and highborn to the passionate protests of a country's most marginalized citizens, this is truly a drama for the ages.
With the Century Trilogy, Follett has guided readers through an entire era of history with a master's touch. His unique ability to tell fascinating, brilliantly researched stories that captivate readers and keep them turning the pages is unparalleled. In this climactic and concluding saga, Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.
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Praise for Edge of Eternity
" Edge of Eternity is as compulsively readable a mighty page-turner as its two predecessors."
- The Seattle Times
"Hugely ambitious, the trilogy serves as a massive history lesson as well as an example of good, old-fashioned storytelling."
- The New York Daily News
"The historical events are the backdrop but the characters are the focal point. Good storytellers know this and Follett is an excellent one."
-The Huffington Post
"Mesmerizing....flowing with spicy, expertly paced melodrama, character-rich exploits, familial histrionics, and international intrigue."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Worth the wait"
- Library Journal (starred review)
"A fascinating, sprawling, epic conclusion to Ken Follett's Century Trilogy."
-- The Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A glorious conclusion to a remarkable trilogy that is wonderful, exhilarating reading for all ages. Fine, fine historical fiction."
- Historical Novel Society
"Follett does an outstanding job of interweaving and personalizing complicated narratives set on a multicultural stage."
- Booklist
Praise for Winter of the World
"Even after all his novels - some 20 in all - the reader remains amazed Follett can research a book so thoroughly that you actually feel like you're there, even smelling the smells."
- USA Today
This second installment of Follett's epic Century trilogy is just as potent, engrossing, and prolix as the opening opus, Fall of Giants .... Rife with plot lines, interpersonal intrigue, sweeping historical flourishes, and an authentic and compelling cast, this is a tale of dynamic characters struggling to survive during one of the world's darkest periods."
-Publishers Weekly
"Follett does a masterful job of capturing the highs and lows of an extraordinary bloody time." - The Associated Press
"What [Follett] knows how to do is put readers' hearts in throats..."
- The New York Times
Follett never lets the action lag as he adeptly ties together all the sweeping economic, cultural, political, and social transformations of the entire era.
- Booklist
"Follett's storytelling is unobtrusive and workmanlike...he spins a reasonable and readable yarn that embraces dozens of characters and plenty of Big Picture history."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Abandon your normal activities for a couple of days when you crack this one open, because you're likely to get hooked like a Copper River salmon."
- The Seattle Times
This book is truly epic.... Follett is a master craftsman. He fills his pages with fascinating characters and then uses the great events of this time to make an exciting plot. He succeeds in every way possible.
- Huffington Post
Praise for Fall of Giants
"Just as potent, engrossing, and prolix as the opening opus, Fall of Giants . [Follett's] dedication and ability to keep so many plots spinning while delivering a story that educates, entertains...Will leave fans eagerly awaiting the trilogy's crowning capstone."
- Publishers Weekly
"It's a book that will suck you in, consume you for days or weeks... then let you out the other side both entertained and educated."
- USA Today
"Meticulously researched and deftly weaves together historical fact, fictional characters and engrossing storytelling."
- Associated Press
"A tireless storyteller...grippingly told, and readable to the end."
- The New York Times Book Review
"Suspenseful, tightly constructed, sharply characterized, plot-driven...some of the biggest-picture fiction being written today."
- The Seattle Times
"Tantalizing"
- Newsday
"Lively and entertaining."
- The Washington Post
"Epic yarns in prose"
- The Wall Street Journal
Portrait
Ken Follett, geboren 1949 in Wales, von Beruf Journalist, wurde mit seinem Thriller 'Die Nadel' weltberühmt. Brillante Erzählkunst verbindet sich in seinen Büchern mit fundierter Sachkenntnis. 2013 wurde er mit dem Edgar Award ausgezeichnet.
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Seitenzahl 1120
Erscheinungsdatum 16.09.2014
Serie Jahrhundert-Saga 3
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-525-95309-8
Reihe Dutton
Verlag Penguin LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 244/164/58 mm
Gewicht 1510
Verkaufsrang 10.961
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