The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781101209059
ISBN 13: 1101209054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pillars of the Earth Book Review:

The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2010-06-29
ISBN 10: 1101442190
ISBN 13: 9781101442197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pillars of the Earth Book Review:

#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. Look out for the prequel, The Evening and the Morning, coming from Viking in September 2020. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.

Notre Dame

Notre Dame
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Viking
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 198488025X
ISBN 13: 9781984880253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notre Dame Book Review:

"A nonfiction book exploring the history, cultural significance, and meaning of the Notre Dame cathedral, based on a 9,000 word essay that the author wrote"--

Whiteout

Whiteout
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780451215710
ISBN 13: 0451215710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whiteout Book Review:

A missing canister containing a deadly virus forms the center of a storm that traps Stanley Owenford, director of a medical research firm, and a violent trio of thugs in a remote house during a Christmas Eve blizzard. Reprint.

The Evening and the Morning

The Evening and the Morning
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 1984882023
ISBN 13: 9781984882028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evening and the Morning Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a thrilling and addictive new novel--a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth--set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns. In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined. A young boatbuilder's life is turned upside down when the only home he's ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in. . . . A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, but the customs of her husband's homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic. . . . A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power. Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett's masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.

Fall of Giants

Fall of Giants
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2011-08-30
ISBN 10: 1101543558
ISBN 13: 9781101543559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fall of Giants Book Review:

Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. . . . An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. . . . A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. . . . And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution. From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again. . . . Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

A Column of Fire

A Column of Fire
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 0735224471
ISBN 13: 9780735224476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Column of Fire Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Absorbing . . . impossible to resist.” —The Washington Post As Europe erupts, can one young spy protect his queen? #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett takes us deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs, intrigue, murder, and treason with his magnificent new epic, A Column of Fire. A thrilling read that makes the perfect gift for the holidays. In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country’s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents. The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else—no matter what the cost. Set during one of the most turbulent and revolutionary times in history, A Column of Fire is one of Follett’s most exciting and ambitious works yet. It will delight longtime fans of the Kingsbridge series and is the perfect introduction for readers new to Ken Follett.

Seven Pillars of Wisdom A Triumph Illustrated Edition

Seven Pillars of Wisdom  A Triumph   Illustrated Edition
Author: Colonel T. E. Lawrence
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 958
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN 10: 1786251752
ISBN 13: 9781786251756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Pillars of Wisdom A Triumph Illustrated Edition Book Review:

Includes World War One In The Desert Illustration Pack— 115 photos/illustrations and 19 maps spanning the Desert campaigns 1914-1918 SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM needs little introduction as a book; famous the world over, as the wartime memoirs of T.E. Lawrence or Lawrence of Arabia. Lawrence served as liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918, becoming the heartbeat and focal point of the rebellion as time went on. His highly personal narrative is as fresh and fascinating as when it was first written. Highly recommended.

Triple

Triple
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN 10: 006210909X
ISBN 13: 9780062109095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Triple Book Review:

From Ken Follett—the #1 name in electrifying international suspense—comes a remarkable novel of intrigue and doomsday possibilities. The world's balance of power is about to shift dangerously as the ultimate weapon nears completion in a secret facility in the heart of the desert. Across the globe, operatives from the great nations set a deadly game in motion, covertly maneuvering pawns and kings to achieve a frightening advantage—while terrorists and their hunters prepare for the contest's final, bloody moves. And one man—a razor-sharp master of disguise, deceit, and triple-cross—must somehow do the impossible: steal 200 tons of uranium without any of the other players discovering the theft. The clock is ticking. And the price of failure is Apocalypse.

The Bear Raid

The Bear Raid
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-12
ISBN 10: 9781627152198
ISBN 13: 1627152199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Four Pillars of the Earth

The Four Pillars of the Earth
Author: Michael Starling
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2018-08-17
ISBN 10: 9781545641989
ISBN 13: 1545641986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Four Pillars of the Earth Book Review:

In the beginning were the Heavenlies, and Their names were Truth, Life, Love, Mercy, Justice, Strength, Wisdom, and Beauty. They were not brought into being, and there is nothing that has been made which They did not create. They neither decrease nor increase. Nothing besides Them existed until They brought it into existence, according to Their own will. When the world as we know it was made, They came into agreement, saying, ìLet Us make a world that will display Our glory and will return glory to Ourselves, î and it was so. Thus, not only was everything created by Them and through Them, but it was created for Them. Furthermore, They made man in Their image, giving him life and purpose. However, man became proud and considered himself to be the decider of his own destiny. Afterwards, he and his wife fought between themselves, and his children were caught in the crossfire. Then his children began to have their own wives and children, and family feuds erupted. Soon, the families became villages, the villages became tribes, the tribes became nations, and the nations became empires. Everyone was hating, neglecting, forsaking, disrespecting, mistreating, and abusing everyone and everything in the search for their own truth. Somewhere in the middle, the Heavenlies divided the people into three separate nations: Terac (later Jorak), Sistanis, and Baior. Each of them has their own priorities and philosophies, and their stories are written by members within their own nation. Some writings are in first person, others in third, but all of it is true, or so they claim. On this epic journey, you will discover that Truth is not a principle or a perspective, but a person. Not only is He a person, but He is the Author of the Universe.

The Earth Book

The Earth Book
Author: Jim Bell
Publsiher: Sterling
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 9781454929109
ISBN 13: 1454929103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Earth Book Book Review:

Spanning history, this stunning volume chronicles our home planet in 250 beautifully illustrated milestones, including the oceans' formation, deadly volcanoes, and the first perilous polar expeditions. The Earth Book provides a tour of the events, processes, people, and places that have shaped our knowledge of our planet, covering everything from physics, chemistry, and biology to astronomy, public policy, and climate science. This unique resource will enhance our understanding of Earth as a complex interdependent system.

Winter of the World

Winter of the World
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN 10: 1101591439
ISBN 13: 9781101591437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winter of the World Book Review:

"This book is truly epic. . . . The reader will probably wish there was a thousand more pages." —The Huffington Post Picking up where Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary Century Trilogy, left off, Winter of the World follows its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—through a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the great dramas of World War II, and into the beginning of the long Cold War. Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until daring to commit 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 social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set until war transforms her life, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war but also the war to come.

Crossing the Borders of Time

Crossing the Borders of Time
Author: Leslie Maitland
Publsiher: Other Press, LLC
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-04-17
ISBN 10: 1590514971
ISBN 13: 9781590514979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossing the Borders of Time Book Review:

On a pier in Marseille in 1942, with desperate refugees pressing to board one of the last ships to escape France before the Nazis choked off its ports, an 18-year-old German Jewish girl was pried from the arms of the Catholic Frenchman she loved and promised to marry. As the Lipari carried Janine and her family to Casablanca on the first leg of a perilous journey to safety in Cuba, she would read through her tears the farewell letter that Roland had slipped in her pocket: “Whatever the length of our separation, our love will survive it, because it depends on us alone. I give you my vow that whatever the time we must wait, you will be my wife. Never forget, never doubt.” Five years later – her fierce desire to reunite with Roland first obstructed by war and then, in secret, by her father and brother – Janine would build a new life in New York with a dynamic American husband. That his obsession with Ayn Rand tormented their marriage was just one of the reasons she never ceased yearning to reclaim her lost love. Investigative reporter Leslie Maitland grew up enthralled by her mother’s accounts of forbidden romance and harrowing flight from the Nazis. Her book is both a journalist’s vivid depiction of a world at war and a daughter’s pursuit of a haunting question: what had become of the handsome Frenchman whose picture her mother continued to treasure almost fifty years after they parted? It is a tale of memory that reporting made real and a story of undying love that crosses the borders of time.

The Pillars of Creation

The Pillars of Creation
Author: Terry Goodkind
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-12-14
ISBN 10: 1429934891
ISBN 13: 9781429934893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pillars of Creation Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind has created his most lavish adventure yet. Tormented her entire life by inhuman voices, a young woman named Lauren seeks to end her intolerable agony. She at last discovers a way to silence the voices. For everyone else, the torment is about to begin. With winter descending and the paralyzing dread of an army of annihilation occupying their homeland, Richard Rahl and his wife Kahlan must venture deep into a strange and desolate land. Their quest turns to terror when they find themselves the helpless prey of a tireless hunter. Meanwhile, Lauren finds herself drawn into the center of a struggle for conquest and revenge. Worse yet, she finds her will seized by forces more abhorrent than anything she ever envisioned. Only then does she come to realize that the voices were real. Staggered by loss and increasingly isolated, Richard and Kahlan must stop the relentless, unearthly threat which has come out of the darkest night of the human soul. To do so, Richard will be called upon to face the demons stalking among the Pillars of Creation. Discover breathtaking adventure and true nobility of spirit. Find out why millions of readers the world over have elevated Terry Goodkind to the ranks of legend. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Hornet Flight

Hornet Flight
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2003-11-25
ISBN 10: 9781101209899
ISBN 13: 1101209895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hornet Flight Book Review:

Ken Follett and the intrigue of World War II—"a winning formula" (Entertainment Weekly) if ever there was one. With his riveting prose and unerring instinct for suspense, the #1 New York Times bestselling author takes to the skies over Europe during the early days of the war in a most extraordinary novel. . . . It is June 1941, and the war is not going well for England. Somehow, the Germans are anticipating the RAF's flight paths and shooting down British bombers with impunity. Meanwhile, across the North Sea, eighteen-year-old Harald Olufsen takes a shortcut on the German-occupied Danish island of Sande and discovers an astonishing sight. He doesn't know what it is, but he knows he must tell someone. And when he learns the truth, it will fall upon him to deliver word to England—except that he has no way to get there. He has only an old derelict Hornet Moth biplane rusting away in a ruined church—a plane so decrepit that it is unlikely to ever get off the ground . . . even if Harald knew how to fly it. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

Sarum

Sarum
Author: Edward Rutherfurd
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2011-09-14
ISBN 10: 0307806049
ISBN 13: 9780307806048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sarum Book Review:

A masterpiece of breathtaking scope—a brilliantly conceived epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history This ebook edition features a new introduction by the author in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of Sarum. This rich tapestry weaves a compelling saga of five families—the Wilsons, the Masons, the family of Porteus, the Shockleys, and the Godfreys—who reflect the changing character of Britain. As their fates and fortunes intertwine over the course of the centuries, their greater destinies offer a fascinating glimpse into the future. An absorbing historical chronicle, Sarum is a keen tale of struggle and adventure, a profound human drama, and a magnificent work of sheer storytelling. Praise for Sarum “Bursts with action, encyclopedic in historic detail . . . supremely well crafted and a delight to read.”—Chicago Tribune “A fascinating journey . . . a clear yet sparkling window upon history with a superb narrative, so perfectly balanced between history and fiction that it clears away the mists of time from antiquity, giving the reader the impression that events over a span of ten centuries occurred only yesterday.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram “Strong . . . appealing . . . I haven’t read so satisfactory a saga in years . . . in fact, perhaps not ever before. . . . It gives you not only history but comfort.”—Chicago Sun-Times “[Edward] Rutherfurd holds us all consistently intrigued. In Sarum he has created a splendid novel that will bring many hours of diversified reading pleasure.”—The Plain Dealer “A richly imagined vision of history, written with genuine delight.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Rutherfurd is at his best. . . . His storytelling skills are substantial. . . . One of the best books of the season.”—Kansas City Star “Absorbing . . . a superior historical novel . . . This blockbuster saga should appeal to discriminating readers, since Rutherfurd has an excellent grasp of his subject and a compelling story to tell.”—Publishers Weekly

World Without End

World Without End
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1014
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780525950073
ISBN 13: 0525950079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Without End Book Review:

Two centuries after the building of the elaborate Gothic cathedral in Kingsbridge, its prior finds himself at the center of a web of ambition and revenge that places the city at a crossroad of commerce, medicine, and architecture.

Call of the Raven

Call of the Raven
Author: Wilbur Smith
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 1499862318
ISBN 13: 9781499862317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call of the Raven Book Review:

The new novel by Wilbur Smith and the prequel to A Falcon Flies. 'The right of the cat over the mouse, of the strong over the weak. The natural law of existence.' Augustus Mungo St John, A Falcon Flies The son of a wealthy plantation owner and a doting mother, Augustus Mungo St John is accustomed to the wealth and luxuries his privilege has afforded him. That is until he returns from university to discover his family ruined, his inheritance stolen and his childhood sweetheart, Camilla, taken by the conniving Chester Marion. Fuelled by anger, and love, Mungo swears vengeance and devotes his life to saving Camilla - and destroying Chester. Camilla, trapped in New Orleans and powerless to her position as a kept slave and Chester's brutish behaviour, must learn to do whatever it takes to survive. As Mungo battles his own fate and misfortune to achieve the revenge that drives him, and regain his power in the world, he must question what it takes for a man to survive when he has nothing, and what he is willing to do in order to get what he wants. An action-packed and gripping adventure by bestselling author, Wilbur Smith, about one man's quest for revenge, the brutality of slavery in America and the imbalance between humans that can drive - or defeat - us.

The Pillars of the Italian Economy

The Pillars of the Italian Economy
Author: Marco Fortis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2016-10-27
ISBN 10: 3319401866
ISBN 13: 9783319401867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pillars of the Italian Economy Book Review:

This book offers a detailed analysis of the key sectors in the Italian economy, with the focus especially on areas in which the economy excels, such as the automatic packaging machinery sector, pharmaceutical production, the food and wine industry, and tourism. The book explains how, contrary to widespread opinion, Italy is one of the world’s most competitive countries in foreign trade, as confirmed by a new index compiled by Fondazione Edison that highlights its strengths and top traded products. The main characteristics of the Italian productive system, which is primarily composed of SMEs, are documented, and a map illustrating the importance of the various industrial districts is proposed, identifying their sectors of specialization, historical roots, and development. The principal steps in Italy’s industrialization over the past 150 years are then outlined, in particular for the manufacturing system – the main driver of Italian exports. In-depth analyses of the mechanical industry and the machinery sector follow. In combining meticulous analysis of statistical data with a historical perspective, this book will appeal to all with an interest in the Italian economy.