History Literature / TheCenturyTrilogy

23rd Jan '16 2:46:38 AM KhlavKalash
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--> "Oh, how nice....I may need two hands, though." (Joanne, upon undressing Woody)
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--> "Oh, how nice....nice... I may need two hands, though." (Joanne, upon undressing Woody)
23rd Jan '16 2:40:48 AM KhlavKalash
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''The Century Trilogy'' is, [[CaptainObvious as the name indicates]], a trilogy of novels by Creator/KenFollett which tell the history of the 20th century through the eyes of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh. The trilogy consists of the following novels:
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''The Century Trilogy'' is, [[CaptainObvious as the name indicates]], a trilogy of novels by Creator/KenFollett Ken Follett which tell the history of the 20th century through the eyes of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh. The trilogy consists of the following novels:
22nd Jan '16 1:15:06 AM Baeraad555
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* EvilVersusEvil: Much is made of the fact that the Nazis and the Communists are about equally horrible. Old-school conservatives/capitalists are treated as something of a third antagonist faction, though they are presented somewhat more sympathetically.
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* EvilVersusEvil: Much is made of the fact that the Nazis and the Communists are about equally horrible.horrible and frequently [[NotSoDifferent oddly similar in their methods and outlooks]] despite hating each other with a passion. Old-school conservatives/capitalists are treated as something of a third antagonist faction, though they are presented somewhat more sympathetically.
5th Jul '15 6:21:09 AM Psychopompos007
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* BookEnds: Excluding the very short final chapter serving as a DistantFinale, the story begins right before the building of the Berlin Wall and ends when the Wall collapses.
27th Jun '15 3:55:27 PM Psychopompos007
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*** Rebecca's first attempt to flee from East Berlin happened the exact day when the communist autorities began to build the Wall.
20th Apr '15 5:13:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''Edge of Eternity'' (2014): Covering 1961 to 2008, focusing on the ColdWar and the American UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement.
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* ''Edge of Eternity'' (2014): Covering 1961 to 2008, focusing on the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar and the American UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement.

** ''Winter of the World'' ends with the ColdWar well underway (the Soviets detonate a nuclear bomb, and the Berlin Airlift marks the end of any trace of cooperation between the Soviets and the West).
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** ''Winter of the World'' ends with the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar well underway (the Soviets detonate a nuclear bomb, and the Berlin Airlift marks the end of any trace of cooperation between the Soviets and the West).
1st Feb '15 5:24:54 PM gallium
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* CallBack: 28 years after a segregationist broke Freedom Rider George Jakes' arm in Anniston, AL in 1961, that same segregationist comes to Congressman George Jakes' office to apologize.
1st Feb '15 1:09:24 PM gallium
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* HappyEndingMassage: Lonely bachelor Cam Dewar gets these.
1st Feb '15 11:21:56 AM gallium
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* {{Expy}}: Evie Williams' trip to [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar North Vietnam]] is clearly meant to evoke the one Creator/JaneFonda took in RealLife.
1st Feb '15 8:34:47 AM gallium
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* ThreeWaySex: Walli gets with two groupies but can't climax because he's too depressed about Karolin dumping him.
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