"Mr. Winik possesses a fine mind and writes compellingly. [He] makes his book especially memorable by focusing not just on the trendy Founding Fathers but also on the leaders of the French Revolution and the leaders of the Russian ruling class as they deal with threats from the masses stirring outside the Kremlin gates...The book is history at its finest.”

– Dallas Morning News    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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