History Literature / TheCenturyTrilogy

14th Aug '17 7:15:44 PM rainynight65
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* HeelFaceTurn: Earl Fitzherbert has mellowed out considerably in his old age. He's introduced warmly congratulating his former maid and old flame Maud on being given a peerage, and finally wants to be part of his illegitimate son and grandson's lives.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Earl Fitzherbert has mellowed out considerably in his old age. He's introduced warmly congratulating his former maid and old flame Maud Ethel on being given a peerage, and finally wants to be part of his illegitimate son and grandson's lives.
13th Jun '17 9:34:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''Fall of Giants'' (2010): Covers 1911 to 1923, but most of the novel is set during WorldWarOne.
* ''Winter of the World'' (2012): Covering 1933 to 1949, focusing on the rise of the Nazis and WorldWarII

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* ''Fall of Giants'' (2010): Covers 1911 to 1923, but most of the novel is set during WorldWarOne.
UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
* ''Winter of the World'' (2012): Covering 1933 to 1949, focusing on the rise of the Nazis and WorldWarIIUsefulNotes/WorldWarII
21st Dec '16 2:27:07 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: "Dimka Dvorkin was abashed to be a virgin at the age of twenty-two."
22nd Oct '16 4:42:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[HeroicBSOD "Heroic" BSOD]]: ''JosefStalin'', out of all people! After Hitler breaks the non-aggression treaty between the USSR and Germany, Stalin retreats to his dacha and shuts down any contact to the outside world. The Peshkovs and several other high-ranking Soviets have to come and snap him out of it. (Though it may or may not have been a XanatosGambit by Stalin, in order to secure his position as leader even after this disaster.)

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* [[HeroicBSOD "Heroic" BSOD]]: ''JosefStalin'', ''UsefulNotes/JosefStalin'', out of all people! After Hitler breaks the non-aggression treaty between the USSR and Germany, Stalin retreats to his dacha and shuts down any contact to the outside world. The Peshkovs and several other high-ranking Soviets have to come and snap him out of it. (Though it may or may not have been a XanatosGambit by Stalin, in order to secure his position as leader even after this disaster.)



* WellDoneDadGuy: Greg Peshkov tries to reconcile with his son George ([[spoiler:successfully]]), Fitz with his son Lloyd ([[spoiler:less successfully, but he manages to build up a relationship to his grandson Dave]]), and when [[spoiler:Lev Peshkov meets his son Volodya for the first time]], he tells him that [[SelfDeprecation he (the son) hasn't missed much]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming but he (the father) has]].

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* WellDoneDadGuy: Greg Peshkov tries to reconcile with his son George ([[spoiler:successfully]]), Fitz with his son Lloyd ([[spoiler:less successfully, but he manages to build up a relationship to his grandson Dave]]), and when [[spoiler:Lev Peshkov meets his son Volodya for the first time]], he tells him that [[SelfDeprecation he (the son) hasn't missed much]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming but he (the father) has]].
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).
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