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Edge of Eternity is the third and final part of Ken Follet’s epic historical series, the Century Trilogy. Summary of the Book The five families of the Century Trilogy have braved it all through the 20th century. Now they have reached the difficult period of the 1960s to the 1980s. It is an era of social, political and economic turmoil. The times are rife with demonstrations for civil rights, political assassinations, mass political movements, the Vietnam War, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis and presidential impeachment, revolution and the magic and promise of rock and roll. Rebecca Hoffman’s world as an East German teacher is shaken up as she discovers that the Stasi has been spying on her for years. She reacts by committing an impulsive act that will affect her family for as long as they live. George Jakes is the child of a mixed-race couple. He gives up a chance to pursue a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy’s Justice Department. He soon finds himself right in the centre of the principal events of a civil rights battle, not to mention a battle closer to home than he desires. Cameron Dewar is the grandson of a senator. He is excited at the prospects of being able to undertake some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in. However, he will learn that the world is a much more dangerous place than he’d imagined. Dimka Dvorkin is a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev. She becomes a principal player as the United States of America and the Soviet Union race towards nuclear war. However, Dimka’s twin sister, Tania, is carving out a role for herself that will etch her name into history and take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw. Printed Pages: 1002. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 037915
Inhaltsangabe: As the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the brink of oblivion, five families from across the globe are brought together in an unforgettable tale of passion and conflict during the Cold War. When Rebecca Hoffmann, a teacher in East Germany, finds herself pursued by the secret police, she discovers that she has been living a lie. Her younger brother, Walli, longs to escape across the Berlin Wall to Britain to become part of the burgeoning music scene. In the United States, George Jakes, a bright young lawyer in the Kennedy administration, is a fierce supporter of the Civil Rights movement - as is the woman he is in love with, Verena, who works for Martin Luther King, Jr. Boarding a Greyhound bus in Washington to protest against segregation, they begin a fateful journey together. Russian activist, Tania Dvorkin, narrowly evades capture for producing an illegal news sheet. Her actions are made all the more perilous as her brother, Dimka, is a rising star in the heart of the Communist Party in the Kremlin. From the deep south of America to the vast expanses of Siberia, from the shores of Cuba to the swinging streets of Sixties' London, Edge of Eternity is a sweeping tale of the fight for individual freedom in a world gripped by the mightiest clash of superpowers anyone has ever known.
About the Author: Ken Follett was twenty-seven when he wrote Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller that became an international bestseller. He then surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth, about the building of a cathedral in the Middle Ages, which continues to captivate millions of readers all over the world and its long-awaited sequel, World Without End, was a number one bestseller in the US, UK and Europe. Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, the first bestselling books in the Century trilogy are followed by this epic finale, Edge of Eternity.
Titel: Edge of Eternity (Book Three of the Century ...
Verlag: Pan Macmillan
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, 02.07.2015., 2015. Buchzustand: Gut. Auflage: 0. 1136 Seiten !! Buch schief gelesen!! Sofortversand! Gutes Exemplar, geringe Gebrauchsspuren, Cover/SU berieben/bestoßen, Schnitt/Papier nachgedunkelt, innen alles in Ordnung; good – edges/text pages yellowed/darkened Immediate delivery in bubble wrap envelope! Good copy, light signs of previous use, cover/dust jacket has some rubbing/wear (along the edges), edges/text pages show yellowing/darkening, interior in good condition 160718hh67 ISBN: 9780451477514 Alle Preise inkl. MwST Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 470 17,0 x 10,9 x 4,3 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 382002
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Sehr gut SG - leichte Beschädigungen oder Verschmutzungen, ungelesenes Mängelexemplar, gestempelt, Versand Büchersendung - In the sweeping, passionate conclusion to The Century Trilogy, following Fall of Giants and Winter of the World , five international families-American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s. East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she's been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act.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 the civil rights battle.Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he'd imagined.Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Krushchev, becomes a prime 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. 1136 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. INF1000378517
Buchbeschreibung Viking, 2014. Gebundene Ausgabe. Buchzustand: Wie neu. 1120 Seiten 32702_K Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1520. Artikel-Nr. 61550