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Fall of Giants

by Ken Follett

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Author: Ken Follett

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Language: English

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Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits...Gus Dewar, an American law student rejected in love, finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House...two orphaned Russian brothers, Grigori and Lev Peshkov, embark on radically different paths half a world apart when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution...Billy's sister, Ethel, 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 Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German embassy in London...

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...emperor's personal letter. Walter read it with mounting alarm. It ended: "The Emperor Franz Joseph may, however, rest assured that His Majesty will faithfully stand by Austria-Hungary, as is required by the obligations of his alliance and of his ancient friendship." Walter was horrified. "But this gives Austria carte blanche!" he said. "They can do anything they like and we will support them!" "There are some qualifications." "Not many. Has this been sent?" "No, but it has been agreed. It will be sent tomorrow." "Can we stop it?" "No, and I would not want to." "But it commits us to support Austria in a war against Serbia." "No bad thing." "We don't want war!" Walter protested. "We need science, and manufacturing, and commerce. Germany must modernize and become liberal and grow. We want peace and prosperity." And, he added silently, we want a world in which a man can marry the woman he loves without being accused of treason. "Listen to me," Otto said. "We...

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