The Great Upheaval, a remarkable work of history, a sweeping panorama of great leaders, great thinkers, great battles and great stakes, with nations and civilizations hanging in the balance. Gripping… Dramatic… The Great Upheaval itself is a kind of musical composition with three principal melodies or strains.”

– Wall Street Journal    read more »

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

Media & Events

  • The Great Upheaval hits the New York Times Bestseller List: 09/07
  • Interview by Edward Morris in BookPage
  • “An Historic Birth” - Interview in The National Review
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