Edge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity

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Ken Follett's Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they make their way through the twentieth century. It has been called "potent, engrossing" ( Publishers Weekly ) and "truly epic" ( Huffington Post ). USA Today said, "You actually feel like you're there."

Edge of  Eternity , the finale, covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, encompassing civil rights, assassinations, Vietnam, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution--and rock and roll.
 
East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she's been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for generations... George Jakes, himself bi-racial, bypasses corporate law to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but also a much more personal battle... Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is much more dangerous than he'd imagined... Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Khrushchev, becomes an agent for good and for ill as the Soviet Union and the United States race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tania, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw--and into history.
 
These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as they add their personal stories and insight to the most defining events of the 20th century. From the opulent offices of the most powerful world leaders to the shabby apartments of those trying to begin a new empire, from the elite clubs of the wealthy and highborn to the passionate protests of a country's most marginalized citizens, this is truly a drama for the ages.
 
With the Century Trilogy, Follett has guided readers through an entire era of history with a master's touch. His unique ability to tell fascinating, brilliantly researched stories that captivate readers and keep them turning the pages is unparalleled. In this climactic and concluding saga, Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.


From the Compact Disc edition.
Publisher: New York :, Dutton,, 2014
ISBN: 9780553545104
Characteristics: audio file,rda
1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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missm113
Mar 29, 2017

This was the most amazing series that I have ever read (listened to). I learned so much about history. The characters are so compelling. I highly recommend all three books! I don't even know what else to say....wow!

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lilypad_1
Mar 28, 2015

1st two books in Trilogy were much better. Characters seemed to pop up out of nowhere in this one. I got to the point where I did not care what happened to any of them. It was interesting to see how people lived behind the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall. Also, good insight from black individuals fighting for Civil Rights within the system. karen

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TheresaAJ
Dec 29, 2014

Edge of Eternity is the final book in Ken Follett's The Century Trilogy. This title covers the years 1961 through 1989 and focuses on the civil rights movement in the U.S. and the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. Follett's knack for interesting characters and history research result in a tale that brings recent history to light. I only wish that the epilogue had told us what had happened to all the families from 1989 to 2008.

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sjb333
Nov 14, 2014

Awesome trilogy, but I liked the first two titles better than this one.

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nitetraino
Oct 28, 2014

Outstanding chronology of families through true historic events. This is how a long story should be written. Every page is interesting and contributes throughout this excellent and well written novel. 10 of 10 stars

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