The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800


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Harper Perennial
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5.25 X 8.0 X 1.27 inches | 1.29 pounds

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About the Author

The author of the #1 and New York Times bestselling April 1865 and the New York Times bestsellers 1944 and The Great Upheaval, Jay Winik is renowned for his creative approaches to history. The Baltimore Sun called him "one of our nation's leading public historians." He is a popular public speaker and a frequent television and radio guest. He has been a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal book review section, as well as to The New York Times. His many national media appearances include the Today show, Good Morning America, World News Tonight, NPR, and FOX News. He is a former board member of the National Endowment for the Humanities and was the historical advisor to National Geographic Networks.


"A historical work of rare drama and audacity, told with the tireless verve of a gifted storyteller."--Ron Chernow
"Ambitious. . . An authoritative study. . . . Intriguing."--The Boston Globe
"A cinematic reconstruction of the birth of the modern world. No one interested in history will want to miss it."--Robert Dallek
"In this masterful book, Jay Winik sheds new light on a tumultuous decade rife with lessons for today."--Walter Isaacson
"Jay Winik's The Great Upheaval is a terrific work that will endure for years to come."--Doris Kearns Goodwin
"The Great Upheaval is great history, vividly told."--Jon Meacham