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Edge of Eternity (Hardcover)

| E P Dutton | 9/16/2014

ISBN-10 : 0525953094   ISBN-13 : 9780525953098   List Price : $36.00

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Overview

Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion.

In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll.

East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives. . . . George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career 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 a much more personal battle of his own. . . . Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he'd imagined. . . . Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes an agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history.

Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

A conclusion to the epic trilogy by the best-selling author of Winter of the World continues the experiences of five intertwined international families as they confront the social, political and economic turmoil of the second half of the 20th century. 1.5 million first printing.

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.

Continues the experiences of five intertwined international families as they confront the social, political, and economic turmoil of the second half of the twentieth century.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0525953094
  • ISBN-13: 9780525953098
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 1120
  • Dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.00 (d)