A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. . . . An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. . . . A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. . . . And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution.
From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again. . . .
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The international bestseller now in paperback. It is 1911, and the coronation day of King George V. Thirteen year old Billy Williams begins his first day in the filthy coal pits of a Welsh mine. The Williams are linked by romance to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter, a spy at the German Embassy in London. Their destiny is entangled with that of an aide to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and to two Russian brothers, whose plans to emigrate to America fall foul of war and revolution. And so the Century Trilogy begins ...