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Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
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Apr 29, 2012

really liked it

This is a book much along the lines of Herman Wouk's "Winds of War," except that this was about the Great War instead of World War II. It was informative and entertaining, and capably showed the viewpoints of both the French, British and American Allies and their German and Austrian opponents. There were good and bad characters portrayed on both sides of the conflict.

Despite being a work of fiction, I still learned some things about this time period that I was not aware of, such as women in Great Britain being given the vote in 1918, but only if they were over the age of 30 and then, only if they owned some property. The book ends in the early 1920's while Germany is undergoing a deep poverty brought about due to the war reparations, which they eventually found so burdensome that they abandoned altogether.

The next Volume in this series will be published in the fall of 2012. I look forward to reading the next book.
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