”...His new book is a cinematic reconstruction of the birth of the modern world between 1788 and 1800. He brilliantly moves across a world stage, capturing men, women, and tumultuous events – revolution, war, political strife – that he persuasively calls The Great Upheaval. No interested in history will want to miss it.”

– Robert Dallek    read more »

Jay Winik is one of the nation's leading historians and the author of the New York Times bestseller April 1865. read more »

Media & Events

  • The Great Upheaval hits the New York Times Bestseller List: 09/07
  • Appearance: National Book Festival (Washington, DC) : 09/05 – 3:14 pm
  • Interview by Edward Morris in BookPage
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The Era that Redefined History
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New York Times Bestseller

Award-winning documentary on the History Channel