This is the 4th historical novel I’ve read from this author. Each one closer to modern day.
It’s a big, important book.
England, Russia, Germany, France, USA.
Coal miners, Russian orphans, British, Russian and German aristocrats, the militaries of all those nations.
Woodrow Wilson, Lenin, Trotsky, Churchill …
The main theme is the stupidity and wastefulness of World War I.
He does write great love stories.
I highly recommend these books. Fall of Giants is the best of the fist four, I’d say.
Read a NY Times book review.