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Fall of giants
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Fall of giants
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This novel follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women It is 1911 The Coronation Day of King George V The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London Their destiny is entangled with that of an ambitious young aide to US President Woodrow Wilson and to two orphaned Russian brothers, whose plans to emigrate to America fall foul of war, conscription and revolution
This novel follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women It is 1911 The Coronation Day of King George V The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London Their destiny is entangled with that of an ambitious young aide to US President Woodrow Wilson and to two orphaned Russian brothers, whose plans to emigrate to America fall foul of war, conscription and revolution
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  • AudioFile Magazine The hours just crawl by for the listener of this massive potboiler, which follows the intertwined fates of five families--English, Welsh, German, Russian, and American--as they implausibly play a part in most of the major decisions of WWI and the Russian Revolution. John Lee's American accent is better than in some previous efforts, and his other accents (particularly the Welsh) and dramatic narration are an admirable but ultimately fruitless effort to breathe life into stock characters and situations. Listeners tough enough to make it to the finish will be delighted to know that this is the first of a trilogy that will follow these families all the way through the twentieth century. A.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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