Fall of Giants

Fall of Giants
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2011-06-29
ISBN: 0230757073
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fall of Giants Book Excerpt:

The first in Ken Follett's bestselling Century Trilogy, Fall of Giants is a captivating novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. A world in chaos. 1911, a thirteen-year-old boy, Billy Williams, begins working down the mines as George V is crowned king. The escalating arms race between the empire nations will put not only the king but this young boy in grave danger. A terrible war. Billy’s family is inextricably linked with the Fitzherberts, the aristocratic owners of the coal mine where he works. And when Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German embassy in London, their destiny also becomes entangled with that of Gus Dewar, an ambitious young aide to Woodrow Wilson, and two orphaned Russian brothers, the Peshkovs, whose plan to emigrate to America falls foul of conscription, revolution and imminent war. A revolution that will change everything. When Russia convulses in bloody revolution and the Great War unfolds, the five families’ futures are entwined forever, love bringing them closer even as conflict takes them further apart. What seeds will be sown for further tragedy in the twentieth century and what role will each play in what is to come? Continue the captivating Century Trilogy with Winter of the World and Edge of Eternity.

Fall of Giants

Fall of Giants
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 1611763428
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fall of Giants Book Excerpt:

Abridged, 12 CDs, 14 hours Read by TBA Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic.

The Century Trilogy Trade Paperback Boxed Set Fall of Giants Winter of the World Edge of Eternity

The Century Trilogy Trade Paperback Boxed Set  Fall of Giants  Winter of the World  Edge of Eternity
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN: 1101991550
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Century Trilogy Trade Paperback Boxed Set Fall of Giants Winter of the World Edge of Eternity Book Excerpt:

The #1 New York Times bestselling historical epic, the Century Trilogy, now in one deluxe boxed set. Ken Follett follows the fortunes of five international families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they make their way through the 20th century. The boxed set includes all three volumes: Fall of Giants, Winter of the World, and Edge of Eternity. [Follett] is a commanding storyteller who has taken on an impossibly large task and accomplished it with passion, intelligence, and skill. --The Washington Post Follett is masterly in conveying so much drama and historical information so vividly . . . grippingly told. --The New York Times Book Review Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

The Century Trilogy Boxed Set

The Century Trilogy Boxed Set
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Dutton Adult
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-11-18
ISBN: 9780525954880
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Century Trilogy Boxed Set Book Excerpt:

Details the experiences of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English and Welsh--as they confront the social, political, and economic turmoil of the twentieth century.

The Fall of the Angels

The Fall of the Angels
Author: Christoph Auffarth,Loren T. Stuckenbruck
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9004126686
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fall of the Angels Book Excerpt:

Fall of the Angels focuses on a biblical tradition whose significance has been recognised, elaborated and explored in literature and art outside the Bible. Its extensive influence on religion and culture during the last two millenia is reflected in the wide variety of interpretations of this tradition among communities as they came to terms with religious identity in the face of opposition.

Winter of the World

Winter of the World
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN: 1101591439
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winter of the World Book Excerpt:

"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.

Ken Follett and the Triumph of Suspense

Ken Follett and the Triumph of Suspense
Author: Carlos Ramet
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-11-26
ISBN: 147661816X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ken Follett and the Triumph of Suspense Book Excerpt:

Ken Follett wrote his first international bestseller, Eye of the Needle, when he was 25 years old. He has since been one of the most consistent international best-selling authors, with approximately 130 million copies of his books sold worldwide. His manifold influences on the thriller genre includes the pioneering use of strong female characters in espionage stories and the development of the historical thriller as a new form of novel, exemplified by Winter of the World (2012). This book is an investigation of Follett’s development as an author, and of the craft of writing and the negotiation of serious versus popular literary value, from his earliest short stories and screenplays through his mature thrillers and entertainment fiction. Unpublished materials are also considered, including his notes, business and personal correspondence, unpublished drafts, journal entries and outlines. Follett’s dramatic shift to writing historical fiction may be his most enduring legacy.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

The Readers    Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction
Author: Jennifer S. Baker
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09
ISBN: 083891165X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Readers Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction Book Excerpt:

Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.

The Sum of All Hope

The Sum of All Hope
Author: Tim C Hargrove
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2004-10-11
ISBN: 1418473510
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sum of All Hope Book Excerpt:

THE SUM OF ALL HOPE finally fulfills the hope of many people for a book which can effectively summarize the Bible in a quick, easy and understandable format. If you have trouble reading and understanding the Bible, or if you have not had the time to read the Bible, this book is for you! This book breaks the Bible down into 62 summarizing events presented in the order they happen or will happen in the Bible. From the very first act of creation, to the great climatic events to come, this book was written in a style to get the information into the reader’s heart and mind. It is fast moving, written with as few words as possible but not fewer than needed. Each sentence brings the reader face to face with the Bible’s great truths. With a clear and concise style, THE SUM OF ALL HOPE presents a short and fast moving explanation of each event. Scriptures are then presented to support the explanation of the event from a Biblical perspective. Each section ends in a short summary of the event along with unique and haunting visual art that imprints the event into the reader’s mind. Understand the Bible and be prepared for the climatic events that are about to happen!

The Shoulders Of Giants

The Shoulders Of Giants
Author: Phil Scott
Publsiher: Perseus Books
Total Pages: 337
Release: 1995-06-19
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shoulders Of Giants Book Excerpt:

Explores the impact of flight on modern life while chronicling the history of manned flight from the eleventh century to World War I

A Century of Giants A D 1500 to 1600

A Century of Giants  A D  1500 to 1600
Author: Ted Byfield
Publsiher: CHRISTIAN HISTORY PROJECT
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780968987391
Category: Christianity and politics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Century of Giants A D 1500 to 1600 Book Excerpt:

Land of Giants

Land of Giants
Author: David Lavender,David Sievert Lavender
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 1979-01-01
ISBN: 9780803279056
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land of Giants Book Excerpt:

The story of the explorers, traders, settlers, and industrialists who came to the Pacific Northwest during its 200-year development.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Author: Luke Jeffrey Janssen
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2016-08-12
ISBN: 1498291406
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Book Excerpt:

Church tradition has long held that humanity arose from two people living in a garden of paradise in the Mesopotamian basin roughly six thousand years ago. Scientists now have abundant evidence that the human population never numbered less than ten thousand, originated out of Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago, and descended from ancestors that we share in common with several other species (some now extinct, some still living). Is it possible to make these two starkly different worldviews agree, or do we have to choose one and discard the other? This book will summarize the fossil and genetic discoveries that support the scientific view, and then address the impact that this has upon many Christian theological tenets. In the process, it presents many examples of the church adjusting long-held traditions and teachings in the face of scientific advances, as well as examples of how we often hold two seemingly contradictory ideas together without feeling a need to discard one of them. Many theologians have written on this topic without adequately incorporating the scientific aspects. Many others have addressed the science without exploring the impact on theology. This book accomplishes both.

Fall of the Dragons

Fall of the Dragons
Author: James A. Owen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN: 1481441450
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fall of the Dragons Book Excerpt:

For some men, walking the path of their destiny may take two thousand years. But for others, it may only be a journey of a single night. In the third book of the Age of Dragons series, the journey continues through the fantastical world of beloved fantasy, where dragons are real, and dreams—and nightmares—come true. On a September evening in 1931, John and Jack, two of the Caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica, discover a plea for help on an ancient medieval parchment—which is not only addressed to them, but seems to have been written by their friend, Hugo Dyson. Before they can discover the origin of this strange book, Hugo walks through a door in time and vanishes into the past. And just like that, the world begins to change. The only hope to restore the proper order of things lies in a forgotten island at the edge of the Archipelago, where a time travel device left by Jules Verne must be used to race through history. But even if all of the legendary Caretakers from past and present are able to answer the oldest mystery in the world and save Hugo, there may be darker forces gathering against them with a greater crisis at hand. The last stones are falling from the Keep of Time, and an old enemy in a new form has acquired a terrible weapon: the Spear of Destiny, which can be used to command the shadows of anything it touches—even the Dragons. The Shadow King, combined with forces of a new enemy, may be unstoppable now. The only hope is Rose Dyson, the Grail Child. She may be the only one to assist the companions on their desperate quest and find the only weapon capable of defeating their enemies.

The Sublime

The Sublime
Author: Timothy M. Costelloe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2012-07-30
ISBN: 0521143675
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sublime Book Excerpt:

This volume offers readers a unique and comprehensive overview of different theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives on 'the sublime'.

Understanding War

Understanding War
Author: Christian P. Potholm
Publsiher: UPA
Total Pages: 718
Release: 2016-08-03
ISBN: 0761867740
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding War Book Excerpt:

The third book in Professor Christian Potholm’s war trilogy (which includes Winning at War and War Wisdom), Understanding War provides a most workable bibliography dealing with the vast literature on war and warfare. As such, it provides insights into over 3000 works on this overwhelmingly extensive material. Understanding War is thus the most comprehensive annotated bibliography available today. Moreover, by dividing war material into eighteen overarching themes of analysis and fifty seminal topics, and focusing on these, Understanding War enables the reader to access and understand the broadest possible array of materials across both time and space, beginning with the earliest forms of warfare and concluding with the contemporary situation. Stimulating and thought-provoking, this volume is essential for an understanding of the breadth and depth of the vast scholarship dealing with war and warfare through human history and across cultures.

In the Days of Giants Illustrated Edition

In the Days of Giants  Illustrated Edition
Author: Abbie Farwell Brown
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN: 8027303494
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Days of Giants Illustrated Edition Book Excerpt:

"In the Days of Giants" is an excellent read for everyone interested in Norse mythology and culture. It will introduce you to the magical world of Norse heroic and scheming gods, clever trolls, elves and giants. Contents: The Beginning of Things How Odin Lost His Eye Kvasir's Blood The Giant Builder The Magic Apples Skadi's Choice The Dwarf's Gifts Loki's Children The Quest of the Hammer The Giantess Who Would Not Thor's Visit to the Giants Thor's Fishing Thor's Duel In the Giant's House Balder and the Mistletoe The Punishment of Loki

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Author: Søren Frank
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-06-21
ISBN: 1408187434
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Book Excerpt:

A unique thematic history of Manchester United from the club's creation as humble Newton Heath in 1878 to its status as the world's greatest football brand, this book gets to the essence of the heart and soul of the club. Key topics explored include the club's ability to rise from the ashes, commitment to youth, propensity for an adventurous style of football, glamour, and commercialization and aggressive marketing. An intelligent and thought-provoking narrative of Manchester United exploring its cultural history within the broader cultural framework of globalization, working class traditions, mythology and the Munich Air Disaster, and pop culture. Søren Frank introduces a football aesthetics that examines and discusses what sets Manchester United apart in regard to football philosophy. It contains microanalyses of some of the most fascinating matches or moments, as well as original portraits of some of the club's greatest players, all of this peppered with fascinating statistical facts in the club's history.

In the Days of Giants

In the Days of Giants
Author: Abbie Farwell Brown
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2022-11-13
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Days of Giants Book Excerpt:

"In the Days of Giants" is an excellent read for everyone interested in Norse mythology and culture. It will introduce you to the magical world of Norse heroic and scheming gods, clever trolls, elves and giants. Contents: The Beginning of Things How Odin Lost His Eye Kvasir's Blood The Giant Builder The Magic Apples Skadi's Choice The Dwarf's Gifts Loki's Children The Quest of the Hammer The Giantess Who Would Not Thor's Visit to the Giants Thor's Fishing Thor's Duel In the Giant's House Balder and the Mistletoe The Punishment of Loki

IN THE DAYS OF GIANTS 16 Norse legends from before time began

IN THE DAYS OF GIANTS   16 Norse legends from before time began
Author: Anon E. Mouse
Publsiher: Abela Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-09-26
ISBN: 8827592687
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IN THE DAYS OF GIANTS 16 Norse legends from before time began Book Excerpt:

A great read for children and great for reading around campfires! Herein you will find sixteen stories and legends of the Norse and Viking inhabitants of Asgard – Odin, Freya, Thor, Loki, Baldur and many others. These are the legends of the actions and feats of these dwellers before time itself had begun, stories which give the background to the Marvel movies of Thor, including Loki, Heimdall, Sif and others which will give you the reader more understanding about how the legends of Thor and Loki came to be. But do not be put off - these are the contemporary versions of these legends and stories written with young adults in mind, and not the heavy, hard to understand versions which academics would revel in. The volume aptly begins with The beginning of things. Thereafter you will find the stories and legends of How odin lost his eye, Kvasir's blood, The giant builder, The magic apples, Skadi's choice, The dwarf's gifts, Loki's children, The quest of the hammer, The giantess who would not, Thor's visit to the giants, Thor's fishing, Thor's duel, In the giant's house, Balder and the mistletoe and The punishment of loki. They tell of Iduna and her golden apples, Loki’s mischief making, how Thor came by his hammer, why the dwellers of Asgard fought the giants and much, much more. So, after you have downloaded this unique volume, find a comfy chair, sit back with your reader and a steaming hot beverage and be prepared to be entertained for hours. 10% of the profit for the sale of this book will be donated to charities. ========== TAGS: folklore, fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children’s stories, children’s stories, bygone era, fairydom, fairy land, classic stories, children’s bedtime stories, fables, cultural, setting, Norse, Viking, Asgard, Scandinavia, Midgard, Odin, Thor, Freya, Loki, Heimdall, Sif, inter-world, giants, beginning of things, How odin lost his eye, Kvasir's blood, giant builder, magic apples, golden apples, Iduna, Skadi's choice, dwarf's gifts, dwarves, Loki's children, quest of the hammer, giantess who would not, Thor's visit to the giants, Thor's fishing, Thor's duel, In the giant's house, Balder, mistletoe, punishment of loki