“If you want to understand the beginning of the 21st century, you have to come to grips with the end of the 18th century. In one amazing decade filled with revolutions and a Middle East holy war, ideal like democracy and idealism as well as authoritarianism took root. In this masterful book, Jay Winik sheds new light on a tumultuous decade rife with lessons for today.”

– Walter Isaacson    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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