"Epic and vivid. His ambitious triple play – weaving together the stories of Russia, America, and France – offers a fresh take on the era, and his enthusiasm gives readers a treat. Winik strips away the patina of mythology to reveal the contradictions and internal battles that make historical figures so intriguing.”

– Christian Science Monitor    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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