"Not content to give us just a portrait or diorama of the late eighteenth century, Jay Winik has sketched a veritable fresco of three countries – France, Russia, and the United States – in the throes of revolutionary change. The Great Upheaval is a historical work of rare drama and audacity, told with the tireless verve of a gifted storyteller.”

– Ron Chernow    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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