"Winter of the World" by Ken Follett (Dutton, $36) The next installment of the sweeping Century Trilogy, "Winter of the World," picks up where the epic "Fall of Giants" left off. The five interrelated families are entering a time of social, political and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich through the start of the Cold War. Set against this historical backdrop, the action and characters shine with depth and nuance. With Follett’s monumental storytelling, readers will not look at the world the same again.
" The Oath" by Jeffrey Toobin (Doubleday, $28.95) The relationship between the Supreme Court and President Obama has been at best tenuous, and, at worst, tense and confrontational. Both the chief justice and the president are charismatic and determined to change the course of the nation. And they were completely at odds on every major constitutional issue, until Chief Justice Roberts’ shocking vote to uphold Obama's health care plan. With his signature blend of reporting and analysis, Toobin brings the tumultuous relationship between these two powerful men and their conflicting ideologies to life.
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