Winter of the World PDF the massive second volume of the trilogy, opens in the critical year of 1933. Against the backdrop of a worldwide Depression that has resulted in widespread unemployment, Hitler and his party assume complete control over Germany. Wasting no time, Follett launches into a vivid and disturbing account of the methods by which Hitler and his brownshirts consolidate their power: destroying newspaper offices, brutalizing political opponents and ignoring traditional parliamentary procedures, all the while exploiting a streak of virulent anti-Semitism.
In the beginning of the Winter of the World Epub, all the children are young and witnessing history every day: from Brownshirts storming the office of a publication one child’s mother works at in Germany to two children witnessing politics in action as children of a senator close to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Some children pursue the same paths as their parents, and new heroes and heroines emerge. Each fights his or her own battle where it happens, be it in the boardrooms of Washington, D.C., in the air over Midway Island or much closer to home.
Among the book’s memorable moments: Follett takes us inside the Manhattan project in Chicago to observe the first chain reaction as scientists construct the first pile of deadly materials for a leap into the unknown. We are clandestine observers in a German hospital for disabled children and aged adults, admitted for experimental treatments. We look over the shoulder of a code breaker seeking to break cyphers from Japanese warships as they crawl across the Pacific toward Pearl Harbor.
The best of this book, the latter half, is as gripping as it is manipulative. It makes the biggest tectonic shifts of its era — the struggle between Communism and Fascism, the irreversible march of science toward nuclear weapons, the laying of groundwork for the coming cold war — feel momentous indeed. So it would be surprising if this second installment did not prove to be the most powerful part of Mr. Follett’s trilogy: because its naïve characters improve over time, because its era is more approachable than the malaise-ridden later 20th century and because Mr. Follett is so reassuringly old-school.
Genre: Historical books
Type: PDF, Epub, Mobi
Release: September 18, 2012.
Pages: 2057 (in PDF)
Size: 5.8 MB
Author: Ken Follett
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