The first thing I have to say about this book is: it weighs a TON! Seriously, this is one heavy book!
This third installment in the trilogy takes us from the early sixties, JFK, the Cuban Missile Crisis, civil rights, Rock and Roll, to the dismantlement of the Eastern Bloc of communist countries. It ends with the falling Berlin Wall. Each historical event is told thru the eyes of members of 5 entwined families: American, German, English, Welsh and Russian. This is a fictional tale, of course, but it made you think about each event, the political nonsense behind it and the affect it had on real people and families.