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Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until she commits 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 American social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set, until the war transforms her life, not just once but twice, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war—but the war to come.
These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as their experiences illuminate the cataclysms that marked the century. From the drawing rooms of the rich to the blood and smoke of battle, their lives intertwine, propelling the reader into dramas of ever-increasing complexity.
940 pages, Hardcover
First published September 18, 2012
"اصدقاءك النازيون لا يفقهون شيئا عن التاريخ , المصريون القدماء بنوا الأهرامات وقت الألمان كانوا يعيشون في الكهوف. العرب حكموا العالم في العصور الوسطي-المسلمين كانوا يقومون بعمليات الجبر وقت الأمراء الألمان لم يكونوا يعرفوا كتابة اسماءهم...انه لا شئ متعلق بالعرق"
"Your Nazi friends don't know history,"Father Said. "The Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids when Germans were living in caves. Arabs ruled the world in the Middle Ages-the Muslims were doing algebra when German princes could not write their own names. It's nothing to do with race"
سبع أسباب لتقرأ لكين فوليت ثلاثية القرنSe7en Reasons Why to Read Ken Follett's The Century Trilogy
"لماذا دائما الأشخاص الذين يريدون دمار كل شئ جيد في بلادهم هم أسرع من يلوح بعلم البلد؟"
“Why was it, Lloyd wondered, that the people who wanted to destroy everything good about their country were the quickest to wave the national flag?”