If you like Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

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Fall of Giants by Ken Follett: Follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
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