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Edge of Eternity: Ken Follett (The Century Trilogy, 3)

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The hatred, the bigotry and the self-centered ugliness of the Republican right is portrayed absolutely mercilessly. Despite their bravado all over the world, both countries are also on the brink of massive civil unrest internally. Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes an agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history.

Walli Franck, Rebecca's musical younger brother who escapes East Germany to become an international rock star. Leer este libro, así como los dos anteriores de esta saga, es una manera muy interesante, apasionante y divertida de profundizar en la historia y de entenderla claramente desde todos los puntos de vista. Follett concentrated on the bleakest aspects of the 1960’s and later, which were depressing reminders of those turbulent times that we endured…assassinations, segregation, civil unrest, communism, drugs, and “free love. Once again, the major characters are the children of the characters who were seen in the first two novels. Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he'd imagined.However, the Welsh author used his characters to promote his obvious political preference for socialism and liberalism. It meant she had done something wrong— perhaps something trivial, but it had come to the attention of the watchers.

Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he’d imagined. At least that's my view, sure there are some good players, but mostly their records are pretty bad, and they both support very oppressive actions that the government is doing. No doubt the project was a way of passing the evenings he was obliged to spend with a woman he did not love. Although involved through some of the events , reading them from different angles of history was amazing. It is so evident that the decision-making men tare usually making decisions that involve their ego or re-election.One of the women bystanders laughed, a scornful, jeering cackle that rang out over the sound of the rain. It reached number one on best-seller lists everywhere and was turned into a major television series produced by Ridley Scott, which aired in 2010.

That jarred a bit for me in a way that it didn't with real-life dead characters in this and earlier books. He’s masterly at juggling complex plot lines with a mix of real world leaders and fictional characters who are spread throughout Eastern and Western Europe and the United States. Rebecca stared hard at Hans, watching for his reaction to her surmise, hoping he would laugh it off and immediately come out with the true, innocent explanation. Indeed, Follett obviously showcases his considered opinion that there is no place in a compassionate world for the far right. And the degree to which some individual events foreshadow their virtually identical repetition in the 21st century with the rise of the Tea Party and the Trump presidency is at once frightening and shameful - the effective collapse of the fight for black civil rights during the latter portion of Johnson’s presidency; Saudi financing for CIA assassination hit squads; and (plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose) the gullibility and the capacity for self-deception that is American Society.It was certainly satisfying finishing this trilogy, but I am still looking forward to his next book! Throughout the book, Dmitri remains a loyal Communist, although he is vexed by the corrupt and often incompetent Soviet bureaucracy.

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